This season, we’re ready to gather again with the ones we love most. After many months apart, we’re intent on making up for lost time and creating new memories around the table. To help inspire your celebrations, we’ve brought back our Thanksgiving Table Design, Three Ways series featuring three completely unique looks ranging from formal to rustic. Starting things off, we’re unveiling our hanging floral tablescape that’s best defined as a showstopper. It’s an autumnal centerpiece designed to wow, and make every guest feel like treasured company.
Per usual, we’ve pulled out all the stops with loads of styling inspiration, a step-by-step floral tutorial, a cider-infused cocktail recipe, and a jazz-inspired playlist. It’s everything you need for a well-appointed celebration with a table that invites guests to linger long after dessert.
Table Design & Styling: The Identité Collective | Photography: Madeline Harper
This inspiration behind this Thanksgiving table design was all about drawing the eyes upward while freeing up space for food, serveware, and decor. Plus, allowing for conversation to flow across the table organically. As the most artistic look of our table design series, we wanted this setting to feel really elevated but well-edited—formal but not overdone.
Beneath our hanging floral installation, we layered in our favorite Beeswax Pillar Candles from The Beeswax Co. in a mix of sizes for visual interest. These candles are an all-natural, renewable resource that has a slower burn time than other waxes. They give off a very subtle honey scent and add a feeling of effortless warmth in neutral earth tones.
Another element that made this table special was the addition of heirloom flatware that once belonged to Anastasia’s grandmother. The flatware paired beautifully with our CB2 Eve Coupe glasses and brought so much meaning to the setting.
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Note: As an alternative, we came across this Over-the-Table Rod by Terrain that would work beautifully for a hanging floral installation, both indoors and out. The adjustable rod (available in matte black and gold) clamps directly onto your table, simplifying the DIY process even further.
A well-designed table is one part of the equation to a warm gathering, and a great playlist is another. We suggest putting on our Jazzy Thanksgiving Spotify playlist, filled with over three hours of music for lingering conversation around the table. You’ll find artists like John Legend, Leon Bridges, and Shannon Lauren Callihan, to name a few.
Keep an eye out part two and three in our Thanksgiving table design series publishing later this week. We’ll walk you through our takes on both rustic and fall harvest-inspired settings, with an emphasis on intentionally through every detail.
In the meantime, here’s some additional Thanksgiving content we think you’ll love:
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