A Modern Take on Thanksgiving Decor
November 23, 2016
Everybody knows the traditional Thanksgiving look: abundant cornucopias, plenty of autumn leaves, pinecones, burlap fabric, twine…While these are the staples of harvest decor, what about something more modern for your holiday tablescape? Instead of going back year after year to these more common design tropes, the team at Elite Productions International wanted to present a variety of looks that offer a more vibrant and fresh aesthetic.
Often a traditional Thanksgiving color palette can be trapped in warm hues such as orange, red, and yellow – try switching it up with neutrals such as white and brown. Instead of your typical orange pumpkins, try heirloom pumpkins, gourds and squash in unusual colors such as white, green, and yellow. Natural finishes such as a reclaimed wood table or galvanized metal are ideal canvases for embellishment.
Dried florals and foliage are perfect for filling in empty space on your tablescape – and better yet don’t need the same maintenance and care that flowers require; they can be repurposed and reused for different occasions. Pheasant feathers are another way to spruce up an arrangement.
Here, we feature a more modern take – using rose gold as a way to bring a contemporary finish to this set-up. A palette of white, orange, and rose gold creates a vibrant combination. A simple, yet effective floral arrangement with roses and an emphasis on greenery used here is a great way to present a “fresh” look.
Accessories such as a metallic geometric orb and spiked votive holders elevate the simple composition – offering a unique and eclectic look. To further continue the rose gold theme we placed whole walnuts in these vessels – a simple DIY project using metallic rose gold paint.
With this final look, our team decided on a stark and clean monochromatic palette of white – appropriate for the winter season. Pumpkins and antlers were painted in a matte finish white. Simple votives are used here to give the overall arrangement some ambient warmth.
Fresh hydrangeas in a cool white were chosen for a delicate point of interest to balance out the clean lines of the modern table.
From the team at Elite Productions International, we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!
Elite Productions International is an event design, planning, and management company located in OrangeCounty, CA.
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