Easy Entertaining Inspiration: Simple Winter Tabletops Done Two Ways

Easy Entertaining Inspiration: Simple Winter Tabletops Done Two Ways

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Lauren Kolyn
Feb 9, 2016
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Sarah of Salt House has a natural passion for hosting and gathering people around a table for a shared meal. We toured Sarah's multipurpose and stylish Williamsburg apartment and saw that living in just over 600 square feet has not stopped her from hosting 20 seated guests for dinner! We asked her for some tips on how to create two distinct looks for winter-inspired table tops.

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When the temperatures drop, there’s no better way to get together with friends and family than by hosting in the comfort of your own home. Sarah came up with two distinct looks for all of your winter entertaining needs that use the same go-to foundation of classic white plates, gold flatware, white candles, brass candleholders, and a rattan table runner. (And it goes without saying that these basic elements will carry you through every other season of the year just as well!)

Look #1:

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"Add seasonal warmth by decorating with edibles that do double-duty as hors d’oeuvres. We arranged seasonal fruits like pomegranates and satsuma tangerines down the center of the table along with bread, softened butter, and sea salt, followed by small dishes of Castelvetrano olives and Marcona almonds."

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Look #2:

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"For the second look, we opted for simple greenery for a bit of freshness. You can purchase greens and branches from your local florist—if you’re lucky, you might even find them at the bodega. I fell in love with these gorgeous linen napkins at ABC Home and immediately imagined them with these blue wooden bowls from CB2. The color palette felt unexpected, yet seemed to perfectly capture the feeling of winter: cool blues paired with warming neutrals."

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