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Decorating Secrets: Color Trending – Table Design for the Holidays

By Andrea Vollf

For many of us, the holiday season is one of the most important times of the year. Family and friends from near and far get together to celebrate the magic of the season, give thanks for all the blessings received throughout the year and welcome the upcoming year in a positive way. There is nothing like the feeling of being home during the holidays, and with that in mind, founder of VK Sustainable Concepts and registered interior designer Andrea Vollf shares some elegant tablescape ideas that embrace the latest fashion trends and color schemes, yet remain simple and tasteful enough for any home décor.

Recently elected the color of the year 2013 by Benjamin Moore and one of the top 10 colors for spring 2013 by Pantone, the yellow family will be a constant for the upcoming year. Yellow represents the sun, optimism and the energy people tend to be searching for in order to make things happen. With that in mind, why not integrate the color into our holiday décor? Vollf designs a balanced and inviting table that integrates the warmth of yellow with the coldness of blue. Deep blue chargers and satin napkins set the stage for an elegant and warm décor using vanilla candles, golden pine cones, recycled mesh trees and milky rocks, all grounded by a rich, warm, embroiled tablecloth.

Embracing Pantone’s color of the year for spring 2013, Monaco Blue, the designer creates an elegant tablescape with blues and whites. Resembling the tranquility of the ocean, blue helps to focus on the trend of bringing the outside in while fostering feelings to reconnect with our roots and practice an introspective attitude. She uses a large amount of recycled glass, upcycled silver mesh trees, a white linen tablecloth and pine cones from her backyard (to add some sparkle, Andrea applied glittery nail polish to the edges), along with blue candles, plate chargers and napkins.

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