Wednesday, September 9, 2015


For many, fall marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time for hosting dinner parties, family gatherings and entertaining friends.

When hosting guests, I've found that it's often the attention given to the smallest details that adds unique style and makes for the perfect dinner party or special event.  Using fresh flowers, a handwritten place card with the name of your guest at each place setting, or filling your home with the scent of your favorite candle are all simple and thoughtful touches to welcome your guests to your home.

After you've invited the guests and planned out the menu, it's time to start thinking about the atmosphere you want to create for your guests. 

Although the importance of setting the table is often overlooked, as an interior designer, it's just as important to me to create a feast for the eyes (with your table setting) as it is to create a literal feast or delicious meal for guests.

When putting together a tablescape, I like to start with the smaller details like the flatware.   There are so many flatware finish options available on the market now.  For a more formal setting I like using flatware with a polished finish.  However, if your style tends to lean more toward a contemporary flair, you may want to try using flatware with a matte finish. I love using flatware that has an interesting finish or details.  

Choosing the right flatware can help you to create a look for your event that's distinct to your style.  

Here's a look at my top 6 flatware picks perfect fall entertaining.  

12 , 34 , 5 , 6

How unique is the stainless steel silverware in that chic black finish?!  That set is bound to impress and catch the eye of your most stylish dinner guests. So contemporary and chic, right?

Which one is your favorite?  Leave a comment and let me know.  Be sure to check back here on the blog soon for a look at the fall tablescape I came up with for the Home Depot Harvest Style Challenge.  I created a bold fall look for my dining room that's perfect for entertaining guests.  I can't wait to show you how it turned out! 

1 comment:

  1. Number 3, and Number 5 are my favorite. I think they will make the perfect addition to my Holiday Table.