Welcome to my BSHT Thanksgiving Tablescape for 2015! This is one of my favorite tours of the entire year. The super talented Lindsay from White Buffalo Styling Co. hosts this tour every year, and gathers up a group of fabulous ladies to share their home with you.
If you’re here from House Seven; welcome! I’m Shannon- an interior designer and blogger based in Washington, DC. Welcome to my blog! Here is where I share things that inspire me. My husband and I live in a one bedroom rental apartment, and I spend each day trying to decorate this rental like it’s my own. You can check out my recent home tour in Glitter Guide and the Washington Post, or a few of my favorite posts like my DIY Pink Ceiling with Sunburst Fixture, my DIY Craigslist Chairs Makeover, or my Rental Apartment Bath Makeover.
Now, on to the real reason you’re here: my BSHT Thanksgiving Tablescape!
For this tablescape, I wanted to do something different than I’ve ever done before. I don’t know if it’s the moody weather or the fact that it’s getting dark earlier, but I’ve been really inspired by dark florals lately. So, I wanted to challenge myself to create something chic and sexy, centered around flowers that were less “Spring” and more “Winter”. I already have a black feature wall in my dining room, so I wanted the table to seamlessly blend with the moody backdrop.
My favorite part about this table is the floral centerpiece. It might be right up there as my favorite floral arrangement ever.
My inspiration for this arrangement started with a brass urn that I found at an estate sale for $15. I wanted this arrangement to feel classic- almost a fresh take on an old fashioned look. I included some organic, free flowing greenery like eucalyptus and snapdragons in my blush and plum color palette. As a nod to fall, I also included some gorgeous green and dark purple lettuce, and some dripping grapes that brought in the plum colors. I also included some bright white hydrangea (my favorite!) and white roses. I took approximately one billion photos, so I’ll stop talking now and show you the good stuff.
Aren’t they fabulous? And I am so pleased to say that not only did the flowers last all week, but the lettuce and grapes are also still looking fabulous, as well!
For the place settings, I stuck with my dark and moody theme. I went against the grain and used dishes that blended into the tablecloth and the rest of the table, allowing the flowers and the blush and plum colors shine. Dark purple linen napkins were the perfect backdrop for my gold flatware. I decided not to go with a traditional place setting, and instead mimicked the organic feel of the floral arrangement by wrapping the flatware with velvet ribbon that’s a more saturated color than the napkins. I am in love with how it turned out!
I included some natural elements like the wooden ramekins and blush mercury glass candle holders to zhush up the rest of the table, but other than that, I didn’t add much. The blush glasses were a gorgeous find from World Market (find them here), and I scored 12 vintage champagne coupes at an estate sale for $10.
As the sun set, the room got darker and the colors started changing.
Wow! That was a lot of photos. Congrats for making it through! And now, to continue the BSHT, continue on to the next stop on the tour, DIY Playbook!