Last week we had a the pleasure of partnering up Regina Gust Designs– (nationally recognized commercial and residential holiday decorator) in creating and speaking about tabletop trends to a group of local garden club members.

For the table, we started out with a beautiful leaf piece as the base. Next, we added fresh moss to give the table a natural look. From there we added a neutral wreath on top of the leaf and started layering in pumpkins.

The key to making an impactful table – is creating height and dimension. Create a focal point (usually will be your highest item and then work around it. Our focal point, was of course the beautiful hand crafted velvet pumpkins by Daria from Hot Skwash.

When doing a serving table, don’t worry about height. You won’t have any guest sitting down for dinner so go as high up as you want! These candelabras were a perfect dramatic touch to the table.

One other trend is using vintage with new. These brass candlesticks are from 70s and they have so much character but yet are slimming and defined the entire centerpiece. Step away from the white candlesticks and have fun with color (we choose black for this tabletop).

Let’s talk about these skulls shall we? Are they not fabulous! These beauties came from a Switzerland designer, SHISHI. I first learned about them at July Market in Atlanta Americas Mart. They just arrived here in the States and let me tell you their products are one of kind.

If you have a buffet table in the room, don’t forget to decorate it as well. Let me tell you, this arrangement took a total of 2 minutes and looks like it took much more. Bud Vases are HOT right now. They instantly give a single flower a dramatic impression. To do this same look, pick up a bud vase, grab spray roses (rannuculus would look really nice in here) cut them individually and place in each separate vase. VOILA, it’s that simple!

For the other side of the serving table, we used a serving tray as our base and put pumpkins and crystal candleholders. For a natural element, we added a silver dollar eucalyptus garland- and added a feathered wreath for dramatic final touch.

One final thought, keep an open mind when setting a table. Don’t feel like Fall has to go with fall. Christmas with Christmas. You can easily use these beautiful pumpkins across all holidays. A Christmas table would look exceptional with some of these beauties! Same thing goes with fall and halloween etc…

Until next time!

Whitney Elaine