To celebrate Thanksgiving, we’ve invited some of our favorite artists, designers and shop owners to contribute table-setting ideas with all of their favorite products and objects. Our fourth installment features a table styled by Devin Kirk from Jayson Home, a Chicago-based home goods store. For his Thanksgiving table, Devin mixed patterns and textures to create a rich, eclectic setting with a modern feel. — Max
Photos by Davin Youngs
I can’t cook, so I try to make up for it by setting the table well. I host Thanksgiving every year, and I like the table to look different every time. My starting point for this table was the cool brass lamp shades I picked up at an estate sale this summer. As soon as I got them, I knew they’d be perfect for my Thanksgiving table with candles inside. It kind of inspired a mod black and white and metallic vibe. I love that the brass shades are the same pattern as our Moroccan dessert plates, so I added those over basic white plates from Crate and Barrel. I used a collection of horn vases (1, 2, 3) to hold the flowers. I love the brass detail repeated on these. I topped the place setting with vintage martini glasses filled with cranberries to bring in some more of the red. I love Polaroid pictures, so I had the idea of snapping a photo of guests when they arrive and then placing the photos in the glasses as place cards. Everyone can take their picture home, or I might ask everyone to leave them so I can make an album to remember the night. Vintage hotel silverware is what I use every day, but it looks fancy enough for a party. The napkins are actually hand towels but are great for a big, long meal like Thanksgiving. I set up a buffet in the kitchen so the table stays neat, but I do like to keep wine close — I’m obsessed with our new House Wine Carafes (1, 2, 3), and I always use simple bistro wine glasses from Posh. Also on the table are a couple of our Sea Urchin salt cellars.
Continue after the jump for more photos of this setting . . .