Festive Tabletop Inspiration

November 15, 2021

A luxuriously layered table takes center stage for an evening of conviviality and conversation.

Text by Lynda Simonton    Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent and Lynda Simonton

What better way to get back to entertaining than by hosting an intimate dinner party? An elegant dining room designed by Robin Gannon, principal of Robin Gannon Interiors, proves to be the perfect backdrop for an evening with friends. When it came to the room’s design, Gannon had a running start thanks to her client’s dining table, lacquered in a deep blueberry. The homeowner had seen a similar table in a magazine and had it recreated for her own home. Gannon’s goal was to ensure the personality-packed piece felt appropriate to the Georgian Colonial home. Classic furnishings, such as traditional dining chairs, an antique mirror, and a muted rug, quiet the room and add era-appropriate elegance.

The table setting marries Moroccan flair with Old World glam and is suitable for an array of winter celebrations; the design reflects a more-is-more attitude and incorporates bold patterns and richly layered pieces sourced from local shops.