A nicely decorated fireplace can transform any room into a beautiful, artistic space. However, not all fireplaces are created equally. An intricately carved oversized mantle won’t suit a sleek apartment, and a modern, minimalist fireplace won’t fit in well in a charming farmhouse. But that’s the beauty of these pieces of interior eye candy; the right design will tie a room together.
With only 12 days left until Christmas, the countdown is on. We’re busier than elves at Santa’s Workshop, and we’ve been working hard to decorate our homes to welcome friends and family. This year, we love the idea of sticking with a theme and incorporating elegant pieces around the entire house. Think winter wonderland, poinsettias or greenery. Skip the store-bought snowman toilet covers and check out some of our understated favorites instead.
Happy Thanksgiving from the ASE team! Here’s the holiday scene at Allison’s own home. The best part about the lovely tablescape and decor? Most of the materials and accessories can be found at your local craft store without breaking the bank. Framed family photos are also a great way of adding personality to your table.
There are many of reasons to love November, but our favorite, by far, is Thanksgiving! This holiday is the perfect opportunity for you to showcase your creativity—not only through your meal, but through your evening’s décor as well. This year, we’re creating a Thanksgiving tablescape that captures the essence of fall and the spirit of giving. Here’s some inspiration and tips to help you create a beautiful tablescape of your own.
Create a Showpiece
A few weeks ago, ASE attended BizBash Ideafest in New York, a trade show for the event planning industry. We noticed a pattern of displaying an elaborate showpiece on a table—a stylish arrangement that catches the eye and draws attention. Even the experts at Southern Living magazine are on to it; we sense a trend in the making!
Make Everyone Feel At Home
Thanksgiving is about bringing friends and family together. But whether you’re entertaining four people or 40 people, it’s important that everyone feels comfortable and at ease. To achieve this, aim for a tablescape with a lived-in, warm feel.
Tip: Skip the linens. A bare table can look just as put-together as a covered one. This idea works especially well for antique tables with a weathered surface or if you’re going for a relaxed or country-style theme.
Play The Name Game
Placecards are a great way to add a personalized touch to your Thanksgiving table. Even the simplest of cards will give your tablescape a hint of charm.