Bobby Berk has set a lot of tablescapes over the years, and with practice comes perfection. 'With the holidays right around the corner, I wanted to share a few of my go-to tips for the perfect table setting to gather with friends and family,' Bobby says.
The tablescape in question exhibits all we might expect from a traditional dinner setting: exquisite cutlery, statement candle sticks, and delicate glassware. However, the designer also turns to the design marketplace Minted for some personal touches to his space.
'You might be familiar with Minted for their artwork, but let me tell you, the design marketplace has some pretty incredible products for any space in your home, including everything I used on the tabletop,' he says.
'The best part – it’s all sourced from independent artists and makers from around the world, and I am excited to partner with them this holiday season.'
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How to set the perfect tablescape – the Bobby Berk way
Choosing a fabric tablecloth as a foundation improves the acoustics in our dining room and elevates our Thanksgiving table from the everyday. A black and white tablecloth, similar to the one used by Bobby, is a timeless starting point that pairs well with every other color we may incorporate in our tablescape. Next comes the dinnerware.
'I’ve always loved to mix and match my dinnerware to give it a more curated and collected look,' Bobby says.
'I’ve added gold flatware and wine glasses with a gold rim, [and] I always like to add an item that can function as a conversation starter, so I bought these playful napkins, a homemade vase like this one from Minted, as well as some candlelight to set the mood.'
Both the candles and the glasses bring the perfect amount of color to the otherwise neutral space – and as Bobby says – create a 'beautiful and thoughtfully set table' that will over the holiday season and long into the new year.
We're picking up the exact picks from Bobby's table via Minted below.
Black and white will never fall out of fashion, but this plaid pattern is especially timeless. We love how this colorway will pair with all color schemes, and how it will suit every kind of dinner party.
These arched linen coasters bring art to the table, creating a thoughtfully-curated aesthetic that is as functional as it is good-looking. We love the striped pattern and color that are perfect for Christmas.
As Bobby suggests, the perfect base, dinnerware, and a floral statement piece, it's hard to go wrong, but these sustainable pieces are sure to be suitable at every point of the calendar.
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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