Decorated Dining

Before you set your tablescape for this year’s holiday festivities, check out these festive ideas from local floral designers. Real or faux flowers, ribbon and more were used to create a stunning table in four distinct themes: red, green, gold and silver and French country.

By Melissa Mauzy
Photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton


Table setting provided by Byron Cade. China by Herend. Dinner and butter plates, fishscale gold. Dessert plates, Herend golden laurel. Sterling silver silverware by Lunt Eloquence. Stemware by Moser, Splendid and Royal.


French Country
Styling by Three French Hens

The tabletop created by Three French Hens is all about rustic elegance. The team mixed natural elements such as pinecones and branches with elegant glitz and gold from ribbon, ornaments, placemats and two metal reindeer. Stone pedestals create a lift to the place setting, while old books hold the silverware.


Small Touches
Styling by John Sullivan, Ken Miesner Florist

Your holiday tabletop doesn’t have to be extravagant to make a statement. Sullivan used roses, lilies, hydrangea and pinecones along with mixed metals to create the perfect silver and gold combination. Perfect for a New Year’s Eve look, the tabletop is simple with little touches that create interest and elegance.


Texture & Trees
Styling by B. Davis

Seeking an elegant and simple tabletop where guests could sit and eat without removing the decor, Barb Davis and her team at B. Davis incorporated texture into her tabletop with the addition of trees in varying heights. A mirrored tray placed in the center reflects the gold tones and trees. Ribbon finishes the tabletop with a holiday touch.


Red, Sugar & Spice with Vintage is Nice
Styling by Scott Hepper, Walter Knoll

Scott chose to adorn his table with the best “real” things of the holiday season: two-foot-tall cinnamon sticks, Ghirardelli chocolates, berries and apples. He combined these elements with roses hypericum berries and amaryllis. Scott says, “don’t forget about the aroma of the room. It is the first thing guests experience.” He suggests including a Lampe Berger.