Setting the Perfect Tablescape

A thoughtfully appointed table is a thing of beauty.

With the holidays quickly approaching, I find myself daydreaming of festive opportunities to entertain and reminiscing about my favorite get-togethers.

Personally, I love a classic brunch. There is just something special about the casual time, a sweet and savory spread, and permission to imbibe, that feels indulgent.

My ideal menu combines convenient make-ahead dishes, warm-from-the-oven treats, bursts of seasonal goodness, and fresh-squeezed juice – always. (Remember to make extra for show-stopping mimosas!)

What I love most is styling tables to be their own visual feast. The secret is to play with varying heights, materials, styles, and colors that provide both contrast and harmony.

Cut flowers paired with a simple glass container let florals shine.

Exceptionally designed utilitarian pieces provide form and function.

And personal touches add warmth and whimsy.

I had these things in mind when I designed my Onna Ehrlich Home product line, which is why the look and feel of my handcrafted Ceramic Pitcher works as both an architectural element and a striking vessel for refreshments. The corresponding Ceramic Mugs with Wooden Saucers make an eye-catching complement without being too matchy.

I also created my earth-toned Ceramic Plates to juxtapose beautifully against the soft sophistication of a Linen Table Runner and Napkins. But it’s the Shiny Gold Cutlery that really provides the magic sparkle – a perfect finishing touch.

Of course, candles are also wonderful for creating a warm and welcoming mood.

These tips should help you pull together a beautiful and balanced brunch table!