An Island Holiday with Sterling Social

We're excited to reveal our second holiday entertaining look in partnership with Sterling Social.   The inspiration for this look was an island holiday - a la India Hicks - and we are pretty obsessed with how it turned out!

We departed from our classic blue and white to bring in a fresh and crisp green color...but don't worry, our blue still makes an appearance! 

I love this look for hosting those holiday season soirees that don't occur on the actual holiday - think a girlfriends brunch or dinner with your best pals before you head out of town for the Thanksgiving weekend.  It's casual and inviting with a nod to the holidays without feeling overtly thematic. 

Read on to learn more about how to replicate this beautiful look on your own!

xo Meg

Credit: Molly Rose Photography


CC: What was the inspiration for this gorgeous tablescape?

SS: We wanted to have a fun, whimsical island vibe for this holiday brunch look.  It's very much inspired by designer, India Hicks. 


CC: What makes this look so special?

We love the combination of the blues with the greens and varying textures, it gives a lot of personality to the tablescape when in reality there is not a lot actually on it. 


Credit: Molly Rose Photography


CC: We like the less is more philosophy!  How hard (or easy!) is it to recreate at home?

SS: This is a very simple look to achieve at home.  It incorporates basic pieces that you would naturally have at home - placemats, plates that add a pop of color and/or pattern.  It's easy to set up even if its just for your immediate family brunch at home.  While it's simplistic, it still makes a table feel elegant and put together.


Credit: Molly Rose Photography


CC: Let's talk about mixing colors, patterns and texture...teach us your secrets for doing it so effortlessly?

SS: We always love the juxtaposition of something slightly more formal with something that's more casual - which ensures it isn't too matchy-matchy or too stuffy.  We loved using your Amalfi Melamine Plates because they're so casual for daytime and have the signature pop of blue paired with the Garden Green that is a beautiful color for day or night.  The colors played off each other so nicely.  The Navy Dipped Vase with the natural greenery was another way to tie in the color combo. 

Credit: Molly Rose Photography


CC: We love the bar area you created.  What are your tips for creating something similar at home?

SS: You can create a self-serving bar area on any console table, buffet or credenza that's near your dining table.  In this case, we styled a beautiful rectangular credenza within the breakfast nook.  A few key styling pieces to bring this area to life would be a tall vase (like the Bar Harbor Vase used here) with complimentary greens or florals that tie into the décor on the main dining table; a beautiful ice bucket so you can keep larger bottles and specialty glassware off to the side; and last but not least, a cake stand or charcuterie board that contain a dessert course you're serving later in the meal.  All of these pieces keep service easy and close to the dining experience, while also adding an extra little pop of décor off to the side! 


Credit: Molly Rose Photography


CC: 3 tips for creating this look at home?

SS:  This look shouldn't feel too forced or formal. 

1. Pull from what you have already in your home.

2. Mix and match colors, textures and patterns.

3. Pick up simply greens and put them in a beautiful vase as your centerpiece. 


Credit: Molly Rose Photography

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