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12/28/2012 // 19 comments

Tablescape 101: A Colourful New Year’s Eve Bash

My favourite way to spend New Year’s Eve is around the table with close friends enjoying great conversation about the year gone by and the one ahead. So I was delighted when Manvi pulled together this wonderful New Year’s Eve bash full of colour and sparkle as part of the Tablescape 101 series. I love that this look embraces a budget approach to tablescape design. After all, with the excess and expense of the Holiday season it’s great to create a show-stopping look on a shoestring, right?! One of my favourite ideas is to use a roll of gold wrapping paper down the centre of the table as a table runner; it’s ideal for pulling all the smaller elements of the design together and it doesn’t matter if food, wine or wax get split on it as the festivities get more, well, festive! Another great tip for creating a cohesive tabletop is to echo the main elements of the scheme – colour, pattern and texture – in the smaller pieces. Here the metallic graphic on the salad plates ties in with the gold runner and stemware, which visually pulls the look together. To create a knockout centrepiece, try freehand painting with gold leafing liquid onto simple white vases and then fill with white peonies. Then pepper brightly coloured votives and flickering candles around the table to give a warm and welcoming feel. Finally, use leftover wrapping paper to make party hats and add a name tag to the top so that they double as fun placecards. All done? Great, all that’s left to do is to pop the bubbly on ice. Cheers! How will you be celebrating New Year’s Eve, folks?

// Styling & photography by Manvi Drona-Hidalgo | Invite and party hats by Fig2.Design
// Sources: Gold dipped stemware | Flatware | Ceramic vases | Table cloth fabric | Side plates | Tumblers

maureen stevens

28 / 28 / 2012

colorful & festive! I love the magentas + gold and those Ikea vases are very striking when striped!

I adore this tabletop! It would truly look good for any event, not just New Years! I love the party hats and that Ikea fabric! Perfect!

x Bianca from http://www.AFabulousChallenge.com

megan

28 / 28 / 2012

oh, will…this looks so fabulous! i am always in love with these tablescapes. you and manvi make those party hats look stellar. cheers & have a happy new year!

Natasha @ Smorish

28 / 28 / 2012

What a perfect tablescape for New Years! Love the sparkle!!!

Cyndi

28 / 28 / 2012

Using inexpensive fabric & wrapping paper as a tablecloth and runner – great idea!

Steffi

28 / 28 / 2012

I love them! Maybe we should were some of these at the IMM? ;) Could sparkle up (is there a word like this in English?) the room a little! Looking forward meeting you in person finally. Have a great New Year’s Eve with your friends! Best wishes, Steffi

tim@designmaze

28 / 28 / 2012

Love this tablescape 101! Festive and perfect for New Year! Love the sparkles and the gold accents, along with the sharp black & white runner as placemats. Genius!!

Now I wish I’m coming to the party!!

susan

29 / 29 / 2012

Oh, those fluffy peonies! Festive + fun party indeed!

Hege

30 / 30 / 2012

Wow you’ve done such a great job, Will! It looks great! We’ll be spending New Year at home as the little one is ill.. :) Happy New Year! hx

Splendid Willow

31 / 31 / 2012

Hooray and cheers to two of my favorite bloggers! Always super fun seeing your brilliant collaborations.

And horray for Ikea. I might need to snag some yards of that b/w fabric for myself.

Happy New Year to you Mr. Will. With the store expanding I have had so little time for blog land. But do know that I think you are one of the very best. 5 stars all around.

Hugs to you.

Mon

my scandinavian home

01 / 1 / 2013

wow! I would definitely enjoy a new years eve dinner party around that table. Love the spotty party hats! A very happy new year to you Will! /Niki

Well I can certainly say without any doubt that my New Year’s celebrations were nowhere near as civilized as this! I adored this table scape, the party hats/place markers are such a fabulous idea! Hope you had a wonderful New Years! Looking forward to enjoying more of your blog in 2013!

Torie Jayne

02 / 2 / 2013

Happy New Year! May all your dreams come true…

Gloria

02 / 2 / 2013

Love the idea of using wrapping paper as a table runner – so clever :-) Happy new year, Will!

Maureen

03 / 3 / 2013

This tablescape is too good to only use at New Year…every party could use this level of glamour and fun!

janis-pinecone camp

03 / 3 / 2013

Looks like a perfect new year’s table setting! Happy new year will! Best wishes for a fab 2013!!

ITZIAR

04 / 4 / 2013

Oh!! I didn´t know you changed your look, what a surprise. Very nice.

Happy New Year.

Alison

05 / 5 / 2013

Love all of the gold bits, beautiful!

Kathrin

05 / 5 / 2013

Wow I love this. Esp. the gold leafed vases. This would give a modern twist to the gold-rimmed china I inherited from my grandmother. Love it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Happy New Year!