Setting the Table for Fall and Winter - 405 Magazine

Setting the Table for Fall and Winter

Helpful tips to create inviting places for truly memorable dining when hosting family and friends this season.


When It Comes To Entertaining And Setting Your Table, It Always Starts With The First Spark Of Inspiration.

Perhaps it’s the actual event, or a type of food, or maybe your favorite table top or flower. For fall this year, I was inspired by a friend’s dining room. Different tones of blue imbue the room and I was caught by the idea of sapphire and other jewel tones for fall. Blue glasses are chosen to go with classic white patterned plates. Gold highlights are added in with the placemats, the stitching on the napkins and a beautiful vessel to go in the center of the table for the flowers. Rich hues of orange, pink, yellow, purple and green make up the bouquet. A lighter shade of blue candelabra sits on a sideboard under a magnificent painting alongside a more simple arrangement of blooms. While the room is light and airy, the richness of the colors harkens to all things autumn.

Napoleon Candelabra by Dunes and Duchess from Bebe’s in Oklahoma City (pictured above)

Juliska La Panier dinner and salad plates with berry and thread flatware from Bebe’s in Oklahoma City.

Blue Optic water glasses and small colored glasses by Lindean Mills Small brass bamboo planter by Global Views all from Bebe’s in Oklahoma City.

White and gold metallic trim napkins by Tina Chen Designs from Bebe’s in Oklahoma City.

Gold and glass salt and pepper shakers by L’Objet from Bebe’s in Oklahoma City.

Snuggle Up In The Banquette, Have A Little Candy, Ice Some Sugar Cookies And Settle In For A Bright Take On The Christmas Table.

While the standby red and green can seem like heavy colors, I was inspired to go traditional by the gorgeous kelly green drum chandelier. Paired with some Christmas china, glass pedestal candy dishes (complete with candy, of course) and a bowl full of flowers – the more unusual the better – you are set. The simplicity of sleek gold flatware and crisp, white napkins are the remaining pieces of the puzzle. Keeping it simple not only gives the traditional colors a more modern feel, it’s also sure to create a merry and bright atmosphere!

Simon Pierce glasses from Bebe’s in Oklahoma City | Juliska Country Estate Winter Frolic ruby dinner plates from Tulips in Norman.

Juliska Country Estate Winter Frolic ruby baking dish from Tulips in Norman.

Gold flatware from West Elm in Oklahoma City.

Juliska Country Estate Winter Frolic ruby from Tulips in Norman.

Two’s Company globe covered glass jars from Tulips in Norman.