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This week, I was so honored to have been invited to speak at the Dhahran Women’s Group about my blog and my styling process! It was my first speaking gig, which I was super nervous about, but the crowd was so amazing that I felt right at home. I’m just so happy that someone thinks I’m worth listening too 😉

So as part of my presentation I used 2 tablescapes as examples on how to style, and to show people how they can create a festive atmosphere in their homes without having to celebrate a specific holiday. I don’t really celebrate most of the major holidays, so I always try to style my table for the season instead.

The coolest part though? Most of the items I used for my tablescapes are from my shopping finds in the Eastern Province! Some are from Dhahran, some from Bahrain – the others you can easily order online.

I just thought that this would be a great set of examples to share with all of you! I hope you can get your hands on some of these before the season is over.


Fall Table

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This was a fairly simple set up as I just needed to style around my amazing branch-shaped candleholder that I got from H&M Home, Bahrain.

I usually try to start with an inspiration piece and then build on it with colors and a theme. Since I wanted a fall theme, I stuck to earthy tones and textures – browns & greens (complementary colors on the color wheel) with textured placemats and fake vines. I used white mini pumpkins and clippings of white bougainvillea on top of a white table runner to help the colors pop!

If you have a light burlap table runner, you can use that too for added texture.

I kept the sides of my centerpiece quite symmetrically balanced, so that your eye is not distracted from my main statement piece.

I love that this has such a rustic vibe to it!

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Branch-shaped Candleholder (H&M Home) | Pinecones (Zamil) | Tea light glass holders (IKEA) | Green fake vines (The ONE) | Placemats (IKEA) | Plates (Zara Home) | Table Runner (West Elm)

Mid Section Design

Winter Table

My winter tablescape is probably my favorite because it has so many layers with so many beautiful textures!

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White Pinecone Candle (Zara Home) | Small glass tea light holder (Villeroy & Boch) | Mercury Glass Candleholder (you can get a similar one at Pottery Barn) | Round silver candle (Stationary Fantasies) | Glass ornament (H&M Home) | Crystal Candleholder (Villeroy & Boch)
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Fake Vine (The ONE) | Copper wired string lights (Target) | White small candleholder (Zara Home) | Branch-shaped candleholder (H&M Home) | Apothecary Jar (Home Center) | Brown Pinecones (Zamil) | Antique Mercury Glass Vase (Pottery Barn) | Faux White Berry Branch (Pottery Barn) | Table Runner (West Elm)

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I spray painted my mini pumpkins silver!

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For this look, I started off with the same fake green vines (they just look so good and ground the whole look), and used groupings of 3’s on each side of the large mercury glass vase. Odd numbers always look better, and especially 3’s.

The items on each side of the vase are totally different in size, shape, color and texture, but hold the same visual weight (asymmetrical balance). That basically means that one side doesn’t look heavier than the other, and is decorated with items that balance each other out.

I used the same colors as my fall theme (green, brown and white), but the added metallics, glass and crystal textures create a totally different vibe. I also stuck the white bougainvilleas inside the apothecary jar to soften the look!

To enhance the mood even more, I added tea lights, candles, and copper wired string lights around the table.

Soooo romantic, right? I love it.

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Thanks for listening, happy tablescaping

&

A special THANK YOU to all of the wonderful ladies

who came out to DWG this past week!! You’re the best!

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