Entertaining: Elegant Holiday Table

Kelly  |  December 03

I  love an elegant holiday table and for this year’s inspiration, I was inspired by grey velvet, cotton (my stand in for snow which we very much lack in Santa Barbara), and of course deep red. Town & Country was once again kind enough to provide the rentals, including some fun new pieces I was very excited to use.

First up, the place settings. Here I used S.t Petersburg china paired with a Obscura charger which is clear with a thin silver rim. I paired it with elegant pearl handled flatware and feminine Cambria glassware.

For the arrangements, I used a wazon glass container and filled it with red cabbage roses, ranunuclus, cotton, brunia, stirlingia, and dusty miller.

In between, elegant taper candles added a traditional touch of elegance.

And finally, for chairs I used Town & Country’s new Cielo Blanco Louis Armchair. Here’s the rental cheat sheet for a party of 6 if you’d like to recreate the look at your own holiday dinner:

-6 Cielo blanco chairs

-1 8′ x 40″ table

- 8′ king drape

-6 obscura chargers, silver

-6 dinner plates, St. Petersburg

-6 dinner fork, salad fork, dinner knife, spoon

-6 red wine glasses, cambria

-6 water glasses, cambria

Special thanks to our sponsors Town & Country, Florabundance and Michael & Anna Costa!

And for more holiday table ideas check out:

Aqua & Red Holiday Table

Red & White Seersucker Holiday Table with Peanut Brittle Favors



  1. RT @KellyOshiro: kicking off December with a pretty holiday table with @TownCountryLA @michaelandanna @Florabundance http://t.co/U1PHkE5V #sbchic

    Comment by Florabundance, Inc (@Florabundance) — December 3, 2012 @ 10:40 am

  2. Wow! I love how clean and uncluttered it looks. Beautiful presentation. The velvet really makes it.

    Comment by Anna (Lover.ly) — December 3, 2012 @ 10:45 am

  3. Love the velvet RT @KellyOshiro kicking off Dec w a pretty holiday table @TownCountryLA @michaelandanna @Florabundance http://t.co/S5xt8XcJ

    Comment by @LaTavolaLinen — December 3, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

  4. What a pretty tablescape! Love how chic everything looks!

    Comment by naomi — December 3, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

  5. for the evening peeps, a pretty holiday table with cotton, red cabbage roses and grey velvet http://t.co/U1PHkE5V

    Comment by Kelly Oshiro (@KellyOshiro) — December 3, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

  6. It’s beautiful! I love the pops of red.

    Comment by Kris — December 3, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

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