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Creating a White-on-White Holiday Tablescape

November 25, 2014
Take a tone-on-tone approach to your holiday table by layering shades of white, metallics and rich textures.
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Classic All-White Holiday Dinner Party

Decorated solely in shades of white, event designer Camille Styles uses the tone-on-tone style in this dining room to create a holiday soiree which blends timeless elegance with a wintry aesthetic. The key to creating an all-white tablescape that's not flat or sterile is to layer different shades along with a mix of textures and metallic accents.

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Sea of White

In addition to tabletop decor, the entire interior of this traditional dining room is wrapped in shades of white, from the coral chandelier to walls covered in off-white grass cloth and wall paneling.

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Mixed Shades

Seating choices play a pertinent part in the success of an all-white tablescape. Here, modern side chairs covered in a greige tweed help add to the tone-on-tone effect of the decor, but offer more durability than ultra-white upholstery which wears quickly and stains easily.

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Glass + Metallic Accents

When decorating spaces for holiday entertaining, it's important to consider individual areas within a single space to ensure a cohesive look. Carry the tone-on-tone look to surrounding sideboards, buffets and bars. Here, a serving buffet is lightly decorated with metallic and glass accents in the same off-white and champagne tones seen on the dining table.

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