When we put together a table setting, especially one for a holiday, we like it to be seasonal, but veer far from kitsch. We like simplicity and utility, a setting that doesn’t require getting out the silver polish or digging around in the attic for the plates with Christmas trees on them. And we like elegance that doesn’t come from formality, but from unique pieces of dinnerware that are marked by craftsmanship, quality, and good design.
This year’s holiday table setting was inspired by the blankets of fresh snow most of us start to hope for this time of year. We veiled the table in white linen from Libeco Home. Libeco’s tablecloths have a natural earthiness to them. They’re heavy and textured–not the kind of white tablecloth you’d eat on in a restaurant–so they were perfect for a setting that tried to pull the outdoors in.