Thanksgiving Table: Eddie Ross


Last year, when tasked with the duty of coming up with a Thanksgiving Table for Design*Sponge, lifestyle expert Eddie Ross didn’t hold back. His lustrous turquoise and gold table was a veritable cornucopia of ornate splendor, spilling over with Ross’s trademark mixture of new and old, classic and modern. This year, however, Eddie has found himself in a new apartment, with a new job (as the East Coast Producing Editor for Better Homes & Gardens—holla!), and a brand new book contract in tow (you can expect the volume, a collaboration with partner Jaithan Kochar, in 2015!). As such, his usual larger-than-life impulse was exchanged for a much-needed dose of informality. Eddie’s 2013 Thanksgiving table is a decidedly low-key affair. Centered around his apartment’s sofa, the table showcases his penchant for worldly eclecticism, but on a smaller, much more intimate scale. Plain white West Elm dinnerware has been mixed with vintage pieces atop a stunning Turkish textile. The result is a small, but nonetheless impressive look—perfect for urban apartment dwellers working with a small space! Check out the rest of the photos and source notes after the jump! —Max



Tablecloth is a 1930s tapestry imported from Turkey. Dotted plates from Tag. Green leaf majolica plates from Holland, a gift from a friend. Green glasses from CB2, clear glasses from Crate & Barrel. Pepper shaker is 1920s Picard. Brass flatware is a mix between 1970s soup spoons and 1940s Duralite pieces. Napkins were sewn from a vintage fabric.


The simple floral centerpiece was achieved by mixing fall leaves and tree peonies on a floral frog and inserting them into a shallow bowl.

  1. Kristy says:

    Gorgeous and inviting as always.

  2. Lisa says:

    Love, love, love the texture and color!

  3. Josi says:

    Beautiful!!! Love it!

  4. Annie says:

    So warm, cozy and exotic. Love it.

  5. Suzanne Hall says:

    Any source for the brass stand (trivet?) that the centerpiece sits on?

  6. Tree peonies? This is exquisite–and so inviting and warm. What a lovely setting. It brings to mind the scene in Sara Crew where the kind Indian Gentleman and the Lascar and their monkey sneak into Sara’s garrett one cold wet night and array it with exotic cloths and pillows and plush throws and savory hot foods and teas.


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