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.