Text by Holly Seng
Usher in the colder months without putting your love for hospitality on hold—simply use the chill in the air as an excuse to make the affair even cozier. Draw close to the fire for a heartwarming meal or opt for a venue with expansive windows to showcase the season’s soft natural light. From snowy whites to calming blues and rich purple hues, we’ve collected a few of our favorite tablescapes below to offer inspiration for your winter gatherings.
Layers of pillows and a plush blanket serve as comfortable accessories as they warm up the soothing palette of blue and white. A cozy haven from the brisk weather beyond the window, this table welcomes guests to enjoy a steaming cup of tea as they discuss their latest literary favorites. See more of this tablescape in our Winter issue.
A selection of soft blush accents makes for a romantic nod to a wintertime table as it brings a subtle dash of color. For an inviting twist, deck an all-white table with colored candles, glassware, and florals in your favorite hue. Get ahead on your Valentine’s Day plans with a closer look at this setting.
Lush greenery and natural details bring the outdoors in for a cozy respite near the fireplace. Textural taupe linens and napkins embroidered with pine motifs set a relaxed yet sophisticated tone. See more of this setting.
If you prefer to keep your décor simple following the holidays, take a minimalistic, neutral approach to creating a tablescape. Pastel-colored accents soften the cool gray scheme, while a bold vessel, such as this modern marble vase, helps draw the eye, ensuring your winter florals take center stage.
Sweet & Serene
Bouquets of roses spanning hues from barely blush to peach and deep pink add a fragrant flair to this Valentine’s Day setting. Gold-rimmed china, gilded flatware, and glistening vessels impart a glamorous touch. See more of this dreamy setting.
Crisp whites paired with heathered gray napkins and sterling silver accents capture winter’s quiet beauty. Serve a delightful afternoon tea with a vegan menu that satisfies cravings for both sweet and savory treats.
Dinner for Two
A date night at home never looked better! Pull up a small table near the crackling fire and set the mood for an intimate meal. Warm metallics layered with a cool palette of berry and mauve lend a rich and romantic air to the evening. See more of this elegant tablescape.