We’re staying in for Thanksgiving this year and holding more intimate, littler gatherings with those in our households. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t still be special—starting with setting the table with just as much care as we would if the extended clan were coming. Maybe even more so.
For inspiration, we asked Missi Pawlecki and Brian Caviness, the couple behind the newly launched block-print company The Imaginary House (they run it out of their Joseph Eichler-designed home in Orange, CA) for a few tabletop ideas, drawn from the duo’s belief in the space between “precision and handmade imperfection.”
From gathering dried flowers to shopping your own cabinets for serveware, here are the couple’s tips for a table setting that is staying-in approved.
Photography courtesy of The Imaginary House.
1. Gather dried flowers.
2. Pile on patterns.
3. Shop the house.
4. Embrace texture.
5. Send a note.
Sending a good old-fashioned note seems a fitting way to celebrate from afar these days.
For more tabletop inspiration, see:
- Wild at Heart: 10 Unruly Autumnal Arrangements
- DIY Succulents: Tabletop Arrangement for Under $20
- Are Eggplants the New Gourds? David Stark Design’s Homage to the Purple Fruit