The countdown for Thanksgiving is on, so we have table settings on the brain. To get us in an inspired, festive mood, we asked Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha to style us up on of her gorgeous designs. We’re thrilled to share this fabulous entertaining space with you today! Let’s see how she did it:
Ballard Design’s Capistrano dining table and chairs were the perfect inspiration for our table. With a neutral palette, this dining set is so versatile, never competing with the beautiful natural surroundings or the pattern play I had in store for the days’ festivities.
The colors most associated with Thanksgiving were present — oranges, browns and greens — but by also adding layers of blue, the table received an unexpected twist to a mostly traditional setting. The hints of blue were achieved with Bunny Williams’s Campbell Dinnerware, cobalt glasses, and turquoise greek key wine cooler.
Rounding out my color palette and making sure the table radiated warmth, I added pops of gold with a gold pie dish and Bunny’s pineapples and tortoise colored hurricanes.
I had my floral designer Lindsay Coletta create low organic arrangements of peonies, dahlias, berries, and plenty of greens that ran the length of the table. While I love the drama of tall overflowing floral arrangements, you want to always take conversation into consideration, and it’s hard to enjoy the company of the guest across from you when you can’t even see them.
There were also plenty of cozy plaid blankets to go around in case guests got too much of the Autumn air. The blankets also served as a table cloth on our makeshift hay stack bar. Stacking hay barrels made an easy and festive bar for cocktails, appetizers, and desserts, allowing the table to stay clutter free.
Concept & Styling, Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting On Martha
Florals, Lindsay Coletta Floral Artistry & Design
Calligraphy, Ashley Buzzy Lettering
Location, Vinewood Plantation
Thank you so much Mandy for pulling together this beautiful table! Now we just need to work on our Thanksgiving menu! Browse more entertaining ideas on our Entertaining Pinterest Board, or by visiting Mandy’s blog Waiting on Martha.
Mandy received Ballard Designs merchandise through this partnership, but her opinions are her own.
I like the setting… Thanksgiving colors and a pop of color blue my favorite.
Caroline @ How to Decorate
I thought this was a nice effort but I wonder why it always needs to be earth tones? I didn’t spot any peonies in the arrangements – it wouldn’t be my choice mainly because they’re out of season in November and are very pricey to import. I loved the stem ware on the table however the blue glasses and wine cooler on the tray felt awkward and the blues seemed to fight with each other- especially with the throw .I like the mantlepiece but wonder what you’d do with it- wasn’t a lot going on there and it felt proppy for props sake. Those hurricanes on the table were fantastic and I would have loved to see them with indigos and aubergine colors .
Caroline @ How to Decorate
Thanks for your honest feedback, Kim!