A Modern Thanksgiving

Put a new twist on old traditions with these creative ideas for Thanksgiving…

Personalize with Paper

Use personalized paper items such as menu cards, place cards, and favors to style your Thanksgiving tablescapes. Your guests will appreciate the extra effort that you put into making them feel welcomed in your home.

Modern Tableware

Add modern touches your table settings with these Thanskgiving Dessert Plates from westelm.com.  Style your tablescapes and other holiday decor with metallic colors to update any look.

A fresh color scheme

Tired of the “same ol’, same ol'” try a fresh color sheme like the muted palette above. Traditional pieces like decorative pumpkins which you generally find in various shades or orange or other earthtones can can painted to match any color scheme you can think of.  They key is to balance the color around the space.  A good rule to follow is to repeat these types of details in odd numbers, i.e. if you add a gold metallic color like the pumpkin in the lower left of the image, repeat the gold metallic in 3 (or 5…) other places in the event space.

Images:

paper-tablescape http://designcocktail.blogspot.com/2010/11/modern-thanksgiving-tablescapes.html

modern tableware http://www.westelm.com/products/thanksgiving-dessert-plates-c534/?pkey=cdinnerware

fresh color scheme http://spotonseattle.com/2010/11/02/inspiration-tuesday-a-modern-thanksgiving/

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Color Stories: Mixed Metallics

Mixed Metallic Centerpiece

Remember the days when weddings and event design were all about mixing two solid colors or even worse, one color and white.  Well, those days are over!  No matter the event, selecting color schemes is all about creating depth and texture.  This season, create a look of opulence by mixing metallics to add sparkle and shine to any occasion.

Gold, silver, copper, bronze, and this season’s “it” metallic, mercury, can be combined in numerous ways for a classic look to a modern contemporary design. Adding a bold color to the mix can make even bigger statement.  Even if you don’t have an event planned in the upcoming months consider using mixed metallics in your holiday decor or in your personal styling…who says you can’t be the center of attention as well.

Images (top to bottom):

tablescape http://www.thesweetestoccasion.com/2011/04/elegant-wedding-ideas/
bridesmads dresses http://www.bridefinds.com/2011/metallics-are-huge-this-winter-get-the-look-for-your-bridesmaids-in-gold-silver-navy-more/
ring https://www.catbirdnyc.com/shop/product.php?productid=17278&cat=0&page=1
wedding cake http://www.brides.com/images/2011_brides/09-p288-wedding-cakes/main/brides-magazine-wedding-cake-ideas-004.jpg\
dress http://reasonstobreathe.tumblr.com/page/19
invitation http://www.williamarthur.com/products/Vera-Wang-Oyster-White-Vertical-Invitation-with-French-Flap-Envelopes_79-79416_4168
confetti art http://www.mintlovesocialclub.com/2011/08/diy-confetti-art.html
hanging stars http://theslightlyobsessivebride.blogspot.com/2010/01/doable-diy-ideas-that-sparkle.html