Inspiration for Your Holiday Table From Paola Alberdi

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Photo: Henry Young / Joss & Main
The Blank Itinerary blogger teamed up with Joss & Main to create a stylish tablescape we can't get enough of.

Looking for some inspiration for your holiday table? You've come to the right place, because we've got a table setting that's total #goals. Paola Alberdi of Blank Itinerary crafted a festive and fun seasonal dining table with some help from Joss & Main. Good news if you love this look as much as we do: You can easily shop right here! The collection is not just stylish, but super affordable. Joss & Main also chatted with Paola about her holiday favorites and traditions, which you can check out below (along with the stunning photos of her décor!).


Tell us about the vibe of your holiday tabletop.

I have always loved a mix of Scandinavian and contemporary/modern home décor. The holidays are such a fun time because it's a chance to go all out with decorations and incorporate cozy details such as the sheepskin covers over the wishbone chairs and the candlesticks.


What are some of your favorite pieces?

I fell in love with the crystal candleholders, the gold silverware and the vintage glasses.

Hosting holiday dinners can be stressful. What are your tips for ensuring a smooth night?

I think it's important to decorate and leave the table ready a day before. This helps me figure out if I am missing anything and that way I still have time for last minute things. Then when the day comes all you need to worry about is the food!


And what about your outfit—what does the perfect party look consist of when you're hosting?

The holidays are the perfect excuse to dress up! I always like to wear a nice, festive dress. For me, it's quick and easy way to look perfect for a holiday event. All you need are some cute heels and accessories.

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What's your favorite holiday recipe?

A recipe that has been passed down from my grandmother is a special Christmas punch. It's a hot punch that has cinnamon, plums, apples and a bunch of other ingredients! It's so delicious and the perfect holiday drink and it can be non-alcoholic or you can give a little spike of tequila!

And your favorite holiday tradition?

The night of the 24th that we celebrate Christmas Eve, we go around the table and everyone in the family gives thanks for something that has happened in the past year.


We're always looking for new ways to showcase holiday décor—what are your favorite, unexpected places to add seasonal flair to your home?

Adding garlands around the house is the perfect way to decorate in a subtle way that adds just the right touch of holiday vibes. Like adding frosted garlands around the bar-cart, sideboard or wall-art.

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What are you most looking forward to this holiday season?

Celebrating Enzo's first Christmas of course! Can't wait to share the holiday season with him!

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