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How to Set a Celestial Holiday Table

by Valerie Rains

Nov 19, 2018

Dramatic contrasts, metallic accents, and plenty of sparkling personalities are the key to staging a stellar seasonal get-together.

A celestial-themed tablescape

In 2018, we fell hard for all things celestial-themed, from jewelry to home decor to cosmetics. And as we start planning our holiday cocktail parties, family gatherings, and New Year’s Eve fêtes, we’re looking straight to the stars for design inspiration. After all, what’s more timeless—or twinkling—than a scene inspired by our gorgeous galaxy and strewn with loads of glittering details? Creating the vibe is all about positioning pops of lunar white against a dark-as-night backdrop and brightening everything up with shimmering metallic accents. Hit play to see it all come together, and come back next week for even more entertaining inspo.

Get the look:

Use black and white plates to evoke heavenly bodies.
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Layer on glimmers of gold.
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And let stellar statement pieces shine.
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Valerie Rains

Valerie Rains is a senior editor at Etsy.