Make it Monday: Thanksgiving table and place settings


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – In this week’s Make It Monday, we stopped by a local interior designer to show off ways to be creative with your Thanksgiving table, aside from the menu.

Co-owner and designer at Coastal Fog, Jennifer Lutz, says your table is what sets the tone for the holiday.

“I think the formal look is definitely going away, yet I think there is a place for both. Definitely there is a place for a formal setting but you can do that with a modern feel,” said Lutz. “There is also the more rustic feel where you can gather things and collect things and use them layered.”

Lutz set a couple tables as samples, using nature as an inspiration. She says using elements from outside is a great way to be creative, add dimension and keep the cost down.

“We’ve got lots of wood slices, moss from outside, and some dried leaves,” said Lutz.

She says layers are some of the most important parts of a table, adding in textures, colors and materials.

If you add a centerpiece, choose something short, or something high enough to stay out of the way of conversation around the table. Lutz suggests removing a centerpiece once it’s time for dinner if it gets in the way.

“The main key points you want to keep in mind are balance, keeping both sides of the table balanced, also the layers, textures and colors too” said Lutz.

This time of year, she says golds and creams are great base colors with a pop of green, orange or yellow.

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