3 Cool Tablescapes For a Trendy Thanksgiving

No need to stress about your Thanksgiving table! We’re here to help! We know it can be very overwhelming with all the small details, but we’ve come up with a way to make it just a little bit easier on you. There are multiple options for your Thanksgiving table setting, but to help you show off your inner designer, we’ve complied a few items from different local stores (Target, Pier1, Bloomingdales, and ZGallerie). We’ve broken them down into three different styles to fit several different personalities!

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We wanted to showcase a traditional Thanksgiving tablescape, because this is the usual decor you see at most family dinners. Stick to the typical colors of the season, such as orange, yellow, and red. Using these colors will truly bring the feeling of Thanksgiving to your home. Try and use things you already have in your home, such as candles, to make a beautiful centerpiece. If you can’t find anything, a vase with some fresh flowers is always an easy go-to for a wonderful (and great smelling) centerpiece, but nothing completes a traditional Thanksgiving like pumpkins and leaves! Try to incorporate those into the table decor.

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Glam it up with a more modern take! First off, we love this fur table runner! It’s so unique and trendy, but also gives the feeling of warmth we need throughout the fall/winter season. However, this style is much easier to incorporate items from around your home, such as white dishes, clear glasses, or white candles for a little extra fire in your table decor. Bring the bling with silver and gold accents! They will look great against this black and white backdrop and will give the table a very elegant look.

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Or maybe, you’re a free spirit who doesn’t like traditional or modern! Maybe you prefer an “anything goes” approach. We encourage you to not hold back! Let your inner color child go wild. The beautiful, fun colors go great with rustic accents. Add wood and light garland to the table decor to keep it seasonal and relevant. Don’t be afraid to layer and add tons of texture. You can add in whatever your little heart desires!

Want more Thanksgiving Tablescape tips?! Tune in LIVE to Fox35 Good Day Orlando on Monday November 23rd at 9:45am to watch Amber share some of her creativity!



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All Hallows Eve Goes Modern

Hello guys and ghouls! (hehe, seemed fitting to set the tone for this post) It is upon us…All Hallows Eve, our most favorite holiday!! So, in the spirit, we’ve tuned into Halloween Party Radio and geared up to show you some ways to decorate for this Happy Hump-day Halloween.

The days of simply carving a pumpkin and placing it on your front porch are long gone. Thanks to popular sites like Pinterest and Wanelo, Halloween DIY decorations have become more elaborate, ornate and detailed. Yes, spider webbing is still a necessity in our opinion – but with sophistication!

LOVE the elements of Halloween in this ghostly interior. Typically, spider webbing is used to decorate walls, tables, and the like. Here, the use of webbing in an unconventional way makes this living room sofa seem realistically frightful!

The crow is a signature Halloween element. Hang them from the ceiling of the entry way creating a hallowed sense of death as soon as you walk in the door!

Got an ugly pumpkin?

Here is a very easy  and inexpensive DIY project for your staircase, front porch or stoop. Gold and Black are a timeless combination – masculine with a hint of glamour.

To do this, simply spray paint various sized pumpkins in the color(s) of your choice. The numbers can be stenciled and painted or for a quick and exact application, pick up some vinyl numbers at your local home improvement store.

These funky black and white pumpkins, while a little more detailed, are done the same way.

Paint the pumpkins white and use black paint to create a cool pattern or draw on creepy insects. We like how they left the stems their original color for a cool contrast.

What is great about these DIY’s is you can get the pumpkins pretty cheap because you don’t have to be too concerned with how the outside looks!

We have seen a trend with black and white Halloween decor this year. The feeling is more homey, almost as if the decorations could stay all year long and not shout, “Halloween Decor”.

We can’t lie, we are a sucker for feathers and just LOVE the feather wreath and and bannister wrap used in these black and white inspired Halloween decorations.

Wreaths can be made into a decoration for any holiday and Halloween is not an exception. Actually, its the only holiday where anything goes! Feathers, muslin, skeletons, webs, you name it! Here are a few we liked, each captures the essence of Halloween in a new age fashion.

Ingredients: Simple Vase, Feathery Moss/Grass, Viney Twigs, Funky Mask, and a little Creativity makes for a really cool entry table piece!!

The key to decorating for Halloween without going overboard is to use right the combination of themed decor and everyday accessories.This fireplace mantle shows a perfect mixture both. By mixing these elements, it makes the space casual yet still festive! We especially like the use of the family portrait to add a personal touch.

 These creepy doll head candle holders are a eerie mix of modern and morbid, perfect for displaying on a mantle or table-scape.

Trick or Treat?!?

Holiday table-scaping can easily get over-themed and clutterd if not done correctly. Here, keeping consistent with the black and white theme they used their treats to create this spirited spread. Very simple and functional.

Add instant sophistication by capturing a scape in a glass dome or jar. It makes whatever is under it an instant piece of conversational art and can be changed throughout the year.

It wouldn’t be Halloween with out tons of candles scattered throughout. There is nothing more ghostly than a dark room lit with flickering candles casting ghoulish shadows from wall to wall. Drape white sheets over furniture to create an abandoned haunted house ambiance. Boo!!

So, there you have it, our modern take on Halloween this year. Time to adorn my hot pink wig and dance around the studio to Monster Mash!!

Wickedly Yours,