Company is coming… are you ready? Some of Designing Diva’s favorite retailers and manufacturers are releasing their Thanksgiving decor this week and I’m loving what I see. From the simply modern to the classically traditional, these accessories and dinnerware are a sure-fire solution to a boring table setting. No time to shop and decorate? What a coincidence: Designing Diva Interiors is here for even the small jobs, like creating the perfect setting for your family dinner. Call 405.816.9716 today to schedule your consultation, but don’t waste another minute! The holiday schedule fills up quickly and at this time, the Designing Diva does not make midnight emergency house calls (sorry, procrastinators).
I am in love with Wisteria’s “In Fine Feather” hand towel. Accent your dining table by placing these under your serving dishes (where the feathers show, of course). See the Wisteria catalog or www.wisteria.com to order.
Put a cork in it! Well, actually, you can put a place card in it. My favorite tabletop trick to date is slicing a wine cork lengthwise and putting your place card inside the cut. If you drink wine at home, start saving your corks now so you will have enough come showtime! Cards can be purchased at stationary and craft stores or buy a set of 8 ready-made holders (seen below) from www.uncommongoods.
All ruffled up! The plates on your table say a lot about the personality of the host/hostess. You can’t go wrong with Pottery Barn’s Great White dinnerware-obviously (mix and match with more colorful dishes if you get bored) but Crate and Barrel has won my heart this fall with their new Ruffle Foil Charger. Available in red (shown below), gold, plum and green, these delightful plates add life to any table instantly! (14.95, set of 4)
Birch bark candles complete any style! Everyone looks lovely in candlelight and pillars of all sizes are a staple in my book. My personal favorite is the Birch Pillar collection from Pottery Barn. This candle looks amazing with all sorts of style: Cottage, Modern, Traditional, Eclectic. And their burn-time is astounding, so enjoy your leisurely dinner and sit a spell! These candles will keep the room aglow for hours.