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Steal This Look: A Versatile Holiday Table Arrangement

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 22, 2014 01:07 AM
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by Alexa Hotz last modified Oct 21, 2014

We know we're not the only ones who notice the increasing advancement of the holiday season each year (I even saw Halloween decor seeping into stores this past July). At times it's as though the three tiers of holidays from October to December have melded into a never-ending retail loop. Which is probably why the idea of all-purpose holiday decor is so appealing, in particular to those short on time. Last year we took note of the pan-holiday dining room by Amsterdam-based design blogger Desiree Groenendal of Vosges Paris , who strung a simple, adaptable ornament bar over her table. If you're familiar with her blog, you know about Desiree's penchant for the monochromatic palette. The advantage? It's a look to last through the whole season, with a few minor tweaks along the way. Here's a set of sources to re-create Desiree's festive dining setup. Above: The DIY black bar over Desiree's table stands ready to be decorated for any occasion. Photograph from Vosges Paris . Furniture Above: Ikea's Bjursta Extendable Table in birch veneer, $199, can be sanded and painted white. Benjamin Moore  Decorator's White  paint is $36.99 per gallon of Ben Interior Paint. Above: Designed by Hee Welling for Hay, the  About a Chair  is a stackable, molded chair with a sled base; $305 at Danish Design Store. Above: The  Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair  is available in white and 13 other colors; $399 at Design Within Reach. Above: To add to the mix of chairs, the  Stackable Hee Dining Chair  in black ($240 at A+R Store) has a similar look to Desiree's vintage steel folding chair. Ceiling and Wall Decor Above: Desiree modeled the hanging rod above her table after a clothing rack she designed. Re-create it with a cut piece of Formufit Half-Inch PVC Pipe in Black ($5.89 for five feet) and  Everbilt Black Decorator Chain  ($45.97 for a 100 foot roll), both at Home Depot. Above: A darker version of classic string lights:  50 Clear Mini Lights  on black cord are $5.52 from 1000 Bulbs. Above: String ornaments from a  Pale Gold Velvet Ribbon ; the 1-1/2 inch size is $5 per yard at Fabric Indulgence. Narrower options are available through New York City's M&J Trimming . Above: A  Rustic Black Tin Star Ornament  is $1.99 at Factory Direct Craft. Above: Source an  Unfinished Wooden Christmas Tree  for $2 each from Ukranian Woods on Etsy. A  Wooden Christmas Ball , about 1-5/8 inches in diameter, is $1.34 from Lee Valley and Veritas. Either can be painted white, black, or any desired color. Above: From Mountain Feathers on Etsy, Natural Lady Amherst Tippet Feathers  for decoration are $3.30 for 10. Above: Learn how to make a black paper star in any size at  Design and Form .  Other Accessories Above: A good addition to Desiree's black-and-white setting, Anthropologie's black-rimmed white stoneware:  Lascari Canape Plates  are $10 each; Lascari Chargers  (dinner plates) are $24 each, and  Lascari Serveware  (platters and bowls, not shown) are $36 each.   Above: From Normann Copenhagen, the Heima Four-Armed Candlestick is made entirely of cast iron; $72.50. A similar option is Mogens Lassen's Kubus Candleholder  of black-lacquered steel; €125 ($159.95 USD) from By Lassen. Above: The Le Souk Ceramique Cookable Tagine in Black is $55.95 at Bellacor. For more festive decor ideas, see our posts  14 Ways to Feather Your Nest  and  DIY: Last-Minute Halloween Decor . Go to Gardenista to learn how to make a Black Thistle Halloween Bouquet and a Milky Way Carved Pumpkin . More Stories from Remodelista Jos Devriendt: The Insider's Belgian Designer 10 Easy Pieces: Wood Dining Chairs for Under $200 Steal This Look: The Ultimate Thrifted Dining Room






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