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What Does Your Thanksgiving Tablescape Say About You?

Isabella Canelli | November 25, 2020 | Culture Food & Drink Lifestyle Home Lifestyle Feature hamptons

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Whether your table setting showcases a favorite color, highlights souvenirs from a holiday or is inspired by your favorite grandma's interior vibe, our personalities are often injected into the tablescape in more ways than we realize. So what does it say about you?

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Your style is industrial

The stripped-back minimalist in you will likely breathe some life into your tablescape by experimenting with different textiles, raw surfaces and utilitarian touches. With a tactile centerpiece, ribbed candles, and etched drinking glasses, you'll strike a balance between subtle and statement. Instead of overwhelming the table with large, colorful gourds, you keep it simple by layering foliage over a crisp, white table runner you likely bought at Sylvester & Co.

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Planning + Design: Afton Events / Photography: Victoria Saint Martin / Venue: The Lakewood / Floral: Luci Floral Design / Linens: BBJ Linen / Dishware: Hall’s Rental / Stationery: Ink Love and Paper

Your style is traditional

Your classic tablescape will be dressed with fragrant less candles, a colorful floral arrangement, and holiday-themed plates from Williams-Sonoma. You exhibit an elegant taste, respect tradition, and prefer a neutral palette as a great background to colors that may come by way of accessories, plating, and flowers. You probably love a classic table with ornate chairs in the dining room that's inviting and timeless while the scent of cinnamon potpourris mixes with the sound of crooners on your Sonos.

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Your style is eclectic

Your home bursts with so much color, texture, and mix-mash of styles that shouldn’t work together, but somehow, they do. This look might take a while to master and a serious editor eye to eliminate the noise that comes with such a robust approach. You think outside of the box when styling and wouldn't think twice to repurpose items you may have on hand to fit your tablescaping needs. Your centerpiece is likely something you found around the house but if you had to pick something up you'd end up at Urban Zen for a touch of global sophistication that will look effortlessly cool with what you already have. Tea lights, woven fruit baskets, and mismatched china would round out the look, creating a cozy, homey atmosphere.

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Your style is vintage

Old school china patterns and anything you could manage to steal from your grandma make you quite the traditionalist but your appreciation for fine craftsmanship and retro vibes sets you apart. You've never seen any old vessels and plates with disappearing stamps at the bottom you didn't like. What you don't have at home, you will likely pick up at Collette Consignment or borrow from an elderly neighbor and will love to tell the story of its provenance. Your table will feature candelabras, silver flatware you inherited from Aunt Betty and the 18th-century napkins you bought on Ebay may feature someone else's monogram. But with so much for your eyes to feast on, no one will notice.



Photography by: Annie Spratt/Unsplash, Victoria Saint Martin Photography, Anthony Tahlier