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Naturally Elegant Holiday Table Inspiration

This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Carolyn C.

Holiday Tablescape Giveaway from Layla Grayce
Photography and styling by Kate Landers

Pom Pom at Home Olivier Napkin SetPom Pom at Home Lily Table Cloth, Pom Pom at Home Crown White Plate SetStemless Basic Glass Set of 4, Personalized Eclectic Place Setting Set of 5

Kate Landers here again, excited to share with you a lovely rustic and elegant holiday tablescape. As so many of us are planning gatherings with family and friends this time of year, I thought this would be an ideal opportunity to provide you with inspiration for your holiday entertaining! Styling this table with so many gorgeous products from Layla Grayce was an utter delight, and I can’t wait to share. Read on for more details on how to set your table in a sophisticated yet understated way this season.

P.S. Scroll down below to learn how you can win all of the Layla Grayce products featured in this post!

1. Long & Low Centerpiece:

This centerpiece was chosen because it is conducive to conversation. Keeping it long and low allows everyone at the table to have something beautiful to enjoy, without obstructing views, keeping the table open for all to engage.

Here I opted for natural elements, including birch pillars, a mix of muted greenery, and faux antlers coated with clear glitter for a festive look. This blend creates a striking look that is perfect from fall all the way through winter. If you wish to add a bit more sparkle, I suggest mercury glass votives filled with white candles for minimalist glam.

 2. Natural Table Linen:

I have been a big fan of Pom Pom At Home’s beautiful table linens for years. Their Olivier napkins present crisp white linen, a stunning trim and generous size. I think any guest would be delighted to wear one in their lap! The Lily tablecloth is a true work of art. With natural linen and a ruffle trim, this generously sized table covering adds incredible warmth to not only the table but also the entire room. A mix of natural and white linen gives a soft yet stunning contrast. Linen itself is an exquisite fabric that feels comforting and inviting while maintaining luxurious look.

3. White Place Settings:

I have always believed that white tableware is a tremendous investment. It is incredibly versatile and works for any event with any color scheme, casual or formal. From appetizers and salads to the main course or dessert, serving on white allows the meal to take center stage. The white crown plates from Pom Pom At Home look more beautiful in person than I could have imagined. The generously sized chargers with scalloped details really give each place setting just what you need for a polished look—you won’t miss the fussy extra details of more complicated fabrics.

4. Classic Stemware:

Another great investment is traditional and classic stemware. Again, these are incredibly versatile for a wide variety of occasions. These thick, substantial glasses used for this table pleasantly surprised me—they are not made of glass! I am in love with them. They have a clean look, weighty feel in your hands, and best of all, are friendly for children and adults alike. As a mother to a toddler, I have started wondering where these glasses have been all my life—family gatherings simply seem more complete with them!

5. Eclectic Flatware:

Who knew that your flatware could bring so much style to a table? Don’t be afraid to mix various sets of silverware or flatware, so long as they are all made of the same material. With these eclectic place settings, you’ll see a mix of a variety of patterns, shapes and designs (even a monogram!) for a look that is sure to strike up conversation among your guests. I envision even a fork will remind someone of their grandmother’s silver or cause them to reminisce on that set they wish they registered for before their wedding. This set gives your table loads of style and a relaxed yet refined finish to a perfect place setting. If you can’t tell, I’m personally in love with these.

It was a sheer delight working with so many natural elements for this tablescape. The muted colors allowed for the variety of textures and patterns to really shine. It keeps the look stunning yet simple—very easy to recreate, allowing you to focus on what matters most.

Shop This Tabletop:
Pom Pom at Home Olivier Napkin Set: Layla Grayce
Pom Pom at Home Lily Table Cloth: Layla Grayce
Pom Pom at Home Crown White Plate Set: Layla Grayce
Stemless Basic Glass Set of 4 Personalized: Layla Grayce
Eclectic Place Setting Set of 5: Layla Grayce

Enter to Win Kate’s Holiday Tablescape!

Bring gorgeous holiday inspiration into your home! Impress family and guests when you enter to win Kate’s dreamy tablescape, including Olivier napkin set, Lily tablecloth, Crown plate set, personalized stemless glasses, and eclectic place settings. Here’s how to win:

*Limit one entry per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Giveaway closes November 14, 2014, at midnight PST. Winner will be selected at random and announced by November 18, 2014. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

Simply Grove Picks for New Year’s Eve Entertaining

Even if you already have your Christmas table sorted out, blogger Simply Grove picks for holiday entertaining have enough sparkle to be showcased front and center at a glam New Year’s party!

Simply Grove New Years Eve Party Tabletop Decor
1. Bella Notte Crochet Lace Tabletop 2. Rosanna Clear Bubble Glass Pitcher 3. Confetti Paper Placemats 4. Rosanna Petite Plate Pair 5. Pine Cone Hill Ink Dots Napkin Set 6. Anteriors Brass 7 Lite Candelabra 7. Rosanna Large Footed Bowl

This holiday season, I’m all about decorating with sparkles, neutral tones and anything that can work throughout the entire season. That’s the reason I put together this palette of whites, golds, and festive textures. Imagine your friends and family around this beautiful table complete with festive flowers and yummy candles. You would be the talk of the town!

Layla Grayce has a variety of holiday entertaining items that will please everyone’s aesthetic. You’ll find dishware, serving bowls, pretty napkins and so so much more. Happy shopping!

Editors’ Picks: Rosanna La Patisserie Compote

Rosanna La Patisserie Medium Compote

You’ll be serving enough food over the next month or two to justify stocking up on pretty serving dishes! Our Rosanna La Patisserie Compote is perfect filled with pastries, flowers or fruit for a gorgeous centerpiece. Or if you’re attending a party, it also makes a thoughtful hostess gift. But don’t take our word for it. The editors at Cottages & Bungalows hand-selected this Victorian-inspired compote for a recent magazine feature, making it an expert-approved favorite. Shop Rosanna Tableware >>

Bella Notte Linens

Bella Notte Lace Table Linens
Bella Notte Tabletop Olivia Tablecloth over Set of 6 Silk Velvet Quilted Placemats, Set of 6 Linen Napkins, Linen Whisper Curtain Panel with Ruffle

Bella Notte Eloquent Neutral Bedding
Bella Notte Vivianne Pillow Sham, Colette Stain Jacquard Decorative Boudoir Pillow, Vivianne Duvet Cover, Colette Satin Jacquard Duvet Cover, Gathered Linen Dust Ruffle

Bella Notte Romantic Bedding
Bella Notte Olivia Pillow Sham, Olivia Decorative Boudoir Pillow Sham, Silk Velvet Embroidered Euro Pillow Sham, Cotton Velvet Throw Blanket with Satin Ruffle, Cotton Velvet Duvet Cover with Satin

Bella Notte Crushed Velvet and Lace Pillows
Bella Notte Linen Duvet Cover with Crochet Lace, Flat Linen Sheet with Crochet Lace Trim, Silk Velvet Embroidered Euro Pillow Sham, Olivia Decorative Bolser Pillow, Cotton Velvet Throw Blanket with Satin Ruffle, Cotton Velvet Duvet Cover with Satin

Bella Notte Lace and Crushed Velvet Table Linens
Bella Notte Tabletop Olivia Tablecloth over Linen Whisper Tablecloth, Set of 6 Silk Velvet Quilted Placemats

Bella Notte Lace and Crushed Velvet Bedding
Bella Notte Satin Pillowcase, Olivia Coverlet

Bella Notte Luxurious Bedding
Bella Notte Homespun Euro Sham Pillow, Velvet Quilted Silk Pillow Sham, Standard Homespun Pillow Sham

Bella Notte Eloquent White Bedding
Bella Notte Linen Duvet Cover with Crochet Lace, Decorative Linen Bolster Pillow, Whisper Linen Bed Scarf, Linen Pillow Sham with Crochet Lace Trim

Bella Notte Crushed Velvet Bedding
Bella Notte Cotton Velvet Throw Blanket with Satin Ruffle

Bella Notte Romantic Bedding
Bella Notte Velvet Cotton Quilted Coverlet, Satin Pillowcase, New Primrose Pillow Shame, Cotton Velvet Throw Blanket with Satin Ruffle, Satin Dust Ruffle

We simply cannot resist the sumptuous beauty of Bella Notte Linens, and the new selection of tabletop and bedding is sending us over the moon! Dine in delicious style with napkins, placemats and tablecloths crafted in harmonious custom-dyed colors and irresistibly soft textures that become softer with each use. Dream in serene comfort while wrapped in layers of luxurious, easy care bedding fit for a princess. Browse what’s new… and let the look of Bella Notte inspire you to find beauty and comfort in your everyday life. Shop the Collection.

Your Table, Three Ways

french tablescape, tablecloths and decor by Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Khaki Petit Rose Creamer, Early Bird Table Runner, Aidan Gray Decor Antique White French Lace Tabletop Basket, Le Parisien Set of 4 Napkin Rings, Rosanna J’Adore Paris Set of 4 Appetizer Plates

Pink tablescape, tablecloths, plates and bowls by Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Rosanna Pink Etched Vase, Rosanna Decor Bon Bon White Footed Round Cake Stand, Pine Cone Hill Set of 4 Chickles Fuschia Napkins, Pine Cone Hill Set of 4 Ink Dots Fuschia Napkins, Rosanna Les Cookies Cookie Jar, Big Pink Flowers Tablecloth

Khaki and Rose tablescape, tablecloths, plates and bowls by Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Pine Cone Hill Set of 4 Petite Ruffle White Napkins, Pine Cone Hill Set of 4 Linen Natural Napkins, Ribbon Rose Khaki Sugar Bowl, Chinese Rose Blue Bowl, Shabby Chic Khaki Table Runner, Petite Rose Khaki Dinner Plate, Regina Andrew Decor Multi-Tone Bone and Brass Tray

With summer on the horizon, it’s time to pull out the fancy tabletop essentials and throw a party! By that, of course, we mean ladies’ brunch, high tea or baby/bridal shower. With those occasions in mind, we created three looks using our favorite tablecloths, napkins, dishware, glassware, serving pieces, trays and more. The best part is, you can easily achieve the same result at home! Simply choose a standout piece–we love our Khaki Petit Rose Creamer, Pine Cone Hill Chickles Napkins, or Shabby Chic Khaki Table Runner–and let it set the tone for your color palette and theme. Mix and match with pieces you already have, and shop our tried and true kitchen and tabletop wares, to complete the setting with a uniquely personal and charming touch.

Celebrate With Kate {Spring Celebration Dessert Table}

Kate Landers Easter Table Decor Inspiration for Layla Grayce

Design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Kate Landers Spring Table Design Inspiration for Layla Grayce

Design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Kate Landers Easter Table Decor Inspiration for Layla Grayce

Design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Kate Landers Easter Tablescape Inspiration for Layla Grayce

Design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Kate Landers Spring Mother's Day Luncheon Inspiration for Layla Grayce

Design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

It’s Kate Landers here, excited to share with you a spring themed dessert table I was asked to design exclusively for Layla Grayce! I am completely smitten with the new Rosanna products, as well as a spectacular new line at Layla Grayce, Pip Studio. This theme and color scheme works beautifully for Easter, but also is perfect for baby & bridal showers, a birthday luncheon or Mother’s Day brunch. All the textures (from linen ruffles to ceramic hobnails) keep it fresh and current, while still maintaining a classic look.

DESIGN INSPIRATION: This dessert table was inspired by the stunning Pip Studio table cloth which features bird, butterfly, branch and floral silhouettes, in a fresh white, pale aqua and soft linen color scheme. Note how the gorgeous cookies, cake and cupcakes were all created to mimic these designs and are artfully displayed on Rosanna white cake stands and compotes.

BACKDROP: I’ve always adored the look of Pine Cone Hill Ruched Linen Platinum Pillow Shams, so I had Sweet Tea & Linen create a custom backdrop in a similar design to make this table feminine, romantic and oh-so-Layla Grayce. The best part is it will repurpose perfectly as a headboard or wall art to use at home all season long.

LAYLA GRAYCE PRODUCTS: Many times I find mixing products from different artisans creates a spectacular end result. For this dessert table, we used the gorgeous Pip Studio table cloth, as well as the following items from Rosanna to display our sweets: Les Petite Sweets Large Compote, Small Compote, Medium White Pedestal, 2 Small White Pedestals, Bon Bon White Footed Cake Stand, and a personal favorite I used for a vase: Les Cookies Jar (this cookie jar was absolutely perfect to show off our pretty ranunculus and tulips).

The great thing about these white Rosanna products is they mix beautifully with white platters I already have at home. I used mini cupcake stands and oval cookie platters from my personal collection to keep the budget in check, and it worked out beautifully.

DESSERTS: I absolutely love a beautiful cake as a centerpiece, and this one turned out to be simple yet stunning. The edible bird’s nest is beautiful on a clean white fondant covered cake. In addition to the cake, I had white coconut cupcakes topped with fondant robin’s eggs, coconut jellybeans, french macarons, and a personal favorite–custom decorated cookies! Check out the beautiful hand-iced bird silhouette cookies, a lovely match to the table cloth. The edible 3-dimensional white flowers on pale aqua cookies are almost too beautiful to eat! The butterflies, ruched swirls, and dainty floral designs all compliment each other, but varying shapes give them a bit of contrast.

PRINTED DETAILS: Everyone’s favorite striped paper straws were a must, and Loralee Lewis provided the most beautiful cream and white ones with coordinating straw flags. I recommend having them printed with the event date and name of the guest of honor. I also wanted some dessert signs to identify the different flavored cookies. I knew that with the romantic ruffled look and feel of the table, rosettes would be perfect. Loralee created stunning double-layer custom dessert tags that I could easily stand by each dessert, serving a purpose and adding style as well.

I kept everything minimalist for this table, wanting it to be a real source of inspiration for your spring event. Note that keeping all items on the table crisp and uniform in white makes them easy to reuse, such as re-purposing the cookie jar as a vase for fresh spring blooms. Will you be hosting an event this spring? I’d love to hear about it!


New For Spring: Rosanna Tabletop & A Giveaway!

Rosanna Spring 2012 Tabletop Decor
Rosanna Les Petite Sweets: Medium Compote, Small Compote, Cookie Jar, Large Compote, Square Compote

Rosanna Spring 2012 Tea Party Tabletop Decor
Rosanna Petite Patisserie: Serving Platter, Dessert Plates Set of Four, Cup and Saucer Set of Four

Rosanna Spring 2012 Wedding Tabletop Decor
Rosanna Etched Vase in: Blue, Pink, Green, Purple

Rosanna Cake Domes and Cake Stands for Tabletop
Rosanna White Pedestals with Optional Dome

Rosanna Spring 2012 Easter Tabletop Decor
Rosanna Les Petite Sweets Small Compote, Les Cookies Cookie Jar

Rosanna Spring 2012 Paris Tabletop Decor
Rosanna J’Adore Paris: Appetizer Plates Set of Four, Dipping Dish Set of Four

Rosanna Les Cookies Cookie JarWIN IT! Spring is on its way, and we have some of the prettiest new serving pieces, glassware and more from Rosanna. Tinted, etched glass vases for your centerpieces, delicate ceramic cups and dessert plates and our favorite “Les Petite Sweets” collection of white compotes are the perfect touch for your Easter table or any celebration. In fact we’re so sweet on these, we’re giving away a Rosanna “Les Cookies” Cookie Jar to a lucky winner! Enter to win by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook page, telling us what your favorite dish is to make for the season. Enter by Tuesday 3/13/12 midnight EST – we’ll announce the winner on Wednesday! Good luck to all, and shop new Rosanna here.

Congrats to Sandra M., winner of our Rosanna cookie jar giveaway!