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Thanksgiving Table: Eddie Ross

by Maxwell Tielman

For the past two weeks, we’ve shared Thanksgiving tables styled by some of our favorite artists, designers and shop owners. In week one, we highlighted the talents and products of Matt Armendariz, Spartan, Sweet & Saucy, Jayson Home and Alder & Co. In week two, we shared tables styled by Michele Varian, Caitlin Mociun, Reform SchoolFurbish and Weego Home. There are two more left, so we hope you saved room for dessert! Today’s Thanksgiving table comes courtesy of lifestyle expert extraordinaire Eddie Ross. In addition to working as editorial director for Rue La La, Ross is an accomplished blogger, Instagrammer and master of all things tabletop. Like much of his work, the table Ross has crafted for us is elegant and eclectic, a mix of high, low, new and old, with a bit of something for every taste and budget. With a color palette inspired by a rug-turned-table-covering (featured in the last photo), Ross took an unexpected turn by pairing the traditional golds of Thanksgiving with a delicious bright blue. “I wanted to go with an untraditional color palette and a mix of new and old,” Ross said, explaining that as a guiding theme, he wanted a clean, modern take on the traditional “harvest” idea. — Max

More photos and info after the jump . . .

Above image: Cornucopia from B&J Florist Supply (103 W 28th St, NY, NY). Gold leaves from Jamali.

Above image: A vintage salt cellar. Similar version available from Godinger.

Image above: Flatware by Ricci. Napkin fabric by Steve McKenzie. Place-setting cards created by gluing paper labels on top of marbled bookbinding paper. Place cards are then inserted into a halved chestnut with a slit cut in the top to hold the card.

Above image: Candles from Creative Candles.

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  • I love this Thanksgiving table…but it’s so well-edited, I’d be afraid to let a child let alone a cat near it. Might break a glass or two. What’s a memorable Thanksgiving without a screeching children and broken heirloom china??? In fact, this is so pretty (all that blue!!) I think I’d use this decorating theme for a wedding not Thanksgiving. Wouldn’t want the gravy to stain that pretty tablecloth.

  • This is absolutely my favorite table spread I’ve seen online all month. So many websites have been doing these, and I’ve gotten a bit tired of them- but this one is so fresh and creative. The turquoise tablecloth is lovely and unexpected, and the grape/apple cornucopia looks straight out of a Dutch still life painting! Thanks for sharing.

  • Love love love that bold and bright table cloth! Definitely would have never thought to pick such a beautiful color for Thanksgiving!

  • I love the nontraditional Thanksgiving table! So much fun and so different from the repeating theme on so many blogs. Eddie is so talented and a definite tablescape artist!

  • To be honest I don’t like it. I think it is rather tacky looking and why break away from the traditional style that is warm and homely. Thanksgiving to me is about family. I don’t think my children would like this table design. I always like to have a design that they think is fun and inviting this cold.

  • I love, love, love this … and my six year old boys would enjoy it, too! I was explaining to them just the other day the purpose of a charger. ;-) Eddie and Jaithan are soooo inspiring, and I learn so much every time I see their work. I, too, would love to own that china!!!