We couldn’t agree more that a beautifully set table makes any meal a special occasion. With Thanksgiving fast approaching, putting in the effort to curate a welcoming table for your guests is truly worth seeing them smile and having a great time. We talked with Karolina Natalia, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Recipe Developer, on how to set the perfect Thanksgiving table to make this day memorable!
What makes a Thanksgiving table stand out to your guests?
I believe that it’s all in the details. Choosing a colour palette, lighting candles, beautiful flowers (dried florals feel more automnal). I think that’s what really makes a Thanksgiving table unforgettable.
What are the key elements to planning a cozy Thanksgiving table?
Ambience is key because it sets the mood, character, tone and atmosphere of your event. When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of the Danish word ‘hygge’, which is essentially a quality of coziness and comfort that creates a feeling of contentment or well-being. To bring some hygge to the dinner table, I like to light candles once the sun goes down, play some jazz records, and most importantly create an inspiring space that fosters great conversation amongst family and friends.
What type of linens and accessories do you prioritize when setting the perfect table for Thanksgiving?
All of Maison Tess.’ tableware is amazing, but a tablecloth and napkins are a must for me. I also like to have nice ceramic candle holders with taper candles, and some seasonal decorations on the table, too - I’m a sucker for mini white pumpkins and gourds!
What kind of fabrics and colors do you look for in table linens?
Maison Tess.’ linen is so classy and timeless. I’ve gone with a neutral color tablecloth for this look, which allows me to play around with more colorful napkins or placemats. Anything terracotta or amber colored really pops, and as the weather becomes cooler, warm tones can really brighten up the mood!
Thanks to Karolina Natalia’s tips and tricks, you’ll now be able to host the Thanksgiving dinner you’ve always dreamed of !
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