Thanksgiving Table: Jayson Home

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 . . .

Mary Keates

Melissa,I bought this chandelier a number of years ago,and left it in a home that I sold. It is made in Prague and I purchased from Circa Lighting in Lambertville NJ

Readymade Furniture

I like these type of table designs. Granted that its an occasion, I really would like to own this at my house. Such vibrant features all-round and also crisp design. These type of readymade furniture are worth owning. Thanks for sharing this post with us!

Jennifer Hayden

Trying to find out where I can buy those chairs? Anyone got a source. could not find at Jayson Home?


Every detail in this styled room charms me right down to the ground. Well done.


Beautiful photos showing options for designing our holiday table, or uses some of the things to update what we have.

Robin @ Red Line Vintage

Very swanky. And what a fun series this is! My ideal Thanksgiving table would have a bit of a Scandinavian modern vibe to it. I know exactly which dishware I’d use and it’d be a blast to assemble a full dinner table with items from my shop. You guys are inspiring me to do so!


those chairs ARE awesome ( as Jennifer said – above )
Anyone know their story ?


The chairs look like vintage Steelcase office chairs that’ve been recovered with burlap- I’ve got a couple myself! But I’m really loving the look of these ones….


I did the photo thing for placecards at my wedding. Everyone loved them. It was a bit tricky at times because I didn’t have photos of some people but I appointed a head polaroid-er to snap shots of those missing on the day. For my friends that I’d had for many years, and also my siblings, I used photos of them when they were little – it was very cute.


Red roses, black & white plates, Polaroid place cards: I just love it! Can Devin Kirk come to my house next Thursday and do it for me? :-)