Trend Alert: A Perfectly Golden Thanksgiving Table
Thanksgiving is a mere week away, so we stopped into Christofle's Madison Avenue boutique to snag some tabletop inspiration from the Parisian master silversmiths. Over the past few months, they've hosted the Star Table Series, where a designer stages a dreamy, seasonal tabletop. Last night was the seventh in the series, "A Thanksgiving Setting" by Lynda Rodriguez, who is changing the face of modern etiquette. Using mixed metals (yes, you can mix your metals on your table -- think of it as jewelry!), simple gold-rimmed dinnerware and accents of white lace (reminiscent of the Old World charm from her home of the Dominican Republic), Rodriguez staged a gilded tabletop that can easily be done in your own home.
You don't have to go all-out with the gold -- you can mix in accents with your current silver flatware -- but bring in warm metallics for a seasonal spin. Think: salt and pepper shakers, bottle toppers and even modern napkin rings. With your dinnerware, you can either keep it simple with a gold charger, or go for a bold look of graphic layers. No matter how many gold elements on your tabletop -- a touch or all out -- your Thanksgiving will be one golden afternoon.
SHOP NOW: Palace Trellis glass, from $10, Anthropologie.com; Bone napkin ring set of 4, $55, Tom Dixon, TheDreslyn.com; Birds of a Feather salt + pepper shakers, $24, WestElm.com; Tigers Eye Lucida bottle stopper, $52, Rablabs.com; 3-Piece shiny copper flatware set, $27, CB2.com; Malachite coasters, $78, JonathanAdler.com; Doheny dinner plate, $139, KellyWearstler.com; Gold woodgrain chargers, $12 for four, WorldMarket.com