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Tablescape inspirations for the holidays

Make your Noche Buena more appetizing by tablescapes compiled by REBPH.

The nation will hold off on large gatherings this Christmastime because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But that is no justification for a bare dining table during the revelries, especially for Filipinos whose family life centers on the hapagkainan.

Thinking of an inspiration for your dining setup during the holiday feasts? A rustic industrial motif fuses warmth and elegance. It challenges us to reimagine the Yuletide décor for a country or garden get-together. It may be simple, but it captures the essence of the season.

The theme allows decorators to play with natural palettes, and organic shapes and textures. One can highlight the unpolished, unfinished appeal with timber, metals, organic fabrics, mismatched items and “just picked” flora.

Here are items that can help you hit the mark:

Celebrate with warmth.

Take furniture made with timber, an element that begets warmth and belonging.

The items don’t have to match perfectly, you just need the wooden element in both. Heritage offers an elegant dining table that lends luster with its glass surface. Pick the dining chairs from Heim. The rough-cloth upholstery fits into the motif.

Home basics from Heim

Embrace simplicity.

You don’t need grand tableware to pull this theme off. Simplicity can even elevate your arrangement. Don’t be afraid to use clear glass sets, plain white plates and simple cutlery. Get your flatware set from Home Basics, and dinner and glass sets from Heim.

Infuse textures.

Complete the look with pieces and accessories that introduce organic textures and colors. At this point, one can argue that it is all in the details. Begin with textured tablecloths, runners and placemats. In keeping with the industrial aspect, incorporate metal decor. Also use candleholders and Yuletide accessories from Heim. Take napkin rings from Wilcon Home Essentials and napkin holders from Home Basics.

Rustic from top to bottom.

Indulge the senses with the right finishing touches. The right lighting can make or break the theme, and you won’t go wrong with pendant lamps from Alphalux overhead. If you want to push the envelope, place carpet tiles on the floor and invite the family to join the meal barefoot. Even in a pandemic, we can spruce up the dining table to foster a celebratory spirit.

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Article and Photo originally posted by Inquirer last December 12, 2020 3:35am and written by Vaughn Alviar. Minor edits have been made by REBPH to cater to its own readers.

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