Like softly falling snow, the intoxicating scent of fir trees, and that first sip of hot cocoa by the fire, the holidays cast a magical glow over the world that invites us to slow down and connect with one another. Well, at least that’s the idea. But more often than not, this season of sweetness becomes a frenzied dash into the New Year with a loaded calendar of holiday commitments—not to mention gifting stress and family tensions. Being forced to do a “little less” this year may actually be a good thing. Our current circumstances (ahem, COVID) may be just the invitation we need to turn down the noise and focus on the moments, traditions, and people that really matter. Let’s make this year more memorable than ever.
First things first, it’s time to start thinking about decking the halls in style. Your holiday decor is the inspired impetus that cues “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” and as such, we’re here to help you make them special. Our designers are sharing four distinct holiday looks to reflect your unique style and elevate your festivities at home. Not only have we curated all the decor to bring the look to life, but we’ve collaborated with our friends at Social Studies for corresponding rentable tablescapes that invite you to entertain with confidence and ease this season.
The cherry on top? You can enter here for a chance to win a $3,000 complete holiday makeover from Havenly, Social Studies and Our Place.
Grab yourself a cider (or hot toddy if that’s your thing) and get ready to savor the holiday spirit.
It’s like Joanna Gaines meets pumpkin spice in this harvest-inspired holiday design. For a twist on the classics, lean into autumn hues like burnt golds, deep rusts, and accents of burgundy to bring warmth and comfort to your home. Skip traditional evergreens for wheats and fall foliage (you can either go the faux route, or feel free to scavenge your own backyard for a few branch clippings).
For the dining area, combine modern and provincial elements, like this marble pedestal table alongside classic cane chairs and a neutral hide rug. Embrace au naturale decor. Think wooden bead garland, pine cone accents, and magnolia wreaths. Pro designer tip on decorating with pine cones: arrange across a mantle, console, or shelf scene in scattered groupings of diverse numbers (a trio here, duo there, and solo cone to top it off).
We love the authenticity and rustic comfort of this Social Studies tablescape, featuring organic white plates, wooden chargers, and brass flatware. A classic ivory runner is accented by ceramic hurricanes and golden wheat for a feast worthy affair.
For those who feel right at home with ornate decor, velvet texture, and maybe a hint of leopard print, this luxe look has your name on it. Inspired by the timeless style and effortless refinement of the French, we give you a holiday design that brings a certain je ne sais quoi quality to your home and hearth.
Mirroring their fashion sensibilities, like a crisp white button down and red lipstick alongside a perfectly imperfect top knot, take on the holidays with class and simple sophistication. Incorporate decor in a classic black and white palette, accented by natural greenery. This design direction takes “less is more” to heart. It begins with a statement dining scene, including a rustic wooden table offset by sculptural velvet chairs and an asymmetrical hide rug. Invest in special pieces to create lovely holiday vignettes, perhaps an ornate garland across the mantle or a moody wreath hung by black satin ribbon in the window. It’s understated, yet elegant. No elves on the shelves or Santa motifs here.
Similarly, the Social Studies tablescape embodies a dramatic and rich aesthetic. Slate earthen plates are offset by gold and black silverware and sculptural glassware in forest green hues. A black linen runner is paired with fresh eucalyptus garland and graceful tapered candles with wooden holders.
You can’t go wrong with cozy and classic. Paying homage to Scandinavian style, this design incorporates natural elements, woven textures, and a traditional red and white palette. It’s a little bit minimalist, a little bit vintage, and a whole lot of hygge.
A jute rug trimmed with red thread lays a spirited foundation, while a simple wooden table is flanked by cane and black dining chairs. In lieu of a singular statement tree, consider an assortment in various sizes, leaving them in their natural beauty with simple twinkle lights to cast a merry glow. Weave in red berry accents, whether wreaths or garland, for a pop of bold color. For decor, lean into nostalgia, like a timeless Christmas village, wooden sled, and fair isle stockings hung by the fireplace with care. Create magical moments through functional decor, like birch logs in a woven basket, or gifts wrapped in craft paper and red ribbon.
Social Studies blends folklore characteristics with heirloom worthy pieces for a Scandi-style tablescape. We absolutely love the vintage looking floral runner that feels like something your grandmother would have passed down. Dark green tapered candlesticks cast a charming glow, while goblets filled with red berries serve as a relaxed, yet refined, centerpiece. The vintage theme is carried through in the floral china and scalloped chargers, with ruby glassware for a bold finishing touch.
For this final holiday look, we take to the woodlands for a cabin-inspired design that blends cozy with classy (think more Aspen than Bozeman). Perfect for the person who greets the holidays in cable knit sweaters, fur vests, or a flannel button down.
The palette reflects the frosted winter landscape, all ivories and silvers, with a touch of gold and evergreen. The neutral farmhouse dining table (check out the legs on this beauty) is complemented by black Windsor dining chairs for a rustic aesthetic, while a Persian rug adds an elegant contrast.
For decor, think knits and greenery. Consider a snow dusted tree trimmed with ivory and silver ornaments for a monochromatic moment – albeit still show-stopping. Layer in evergreen garland and cream pillar candles in varying heights on the mantle or console, and feature wreaths with golden bells in your windows. Complete your holiday makeover with knit stockings as well as pillows for the coziest of vibes.
Leave it to Social Studies to deck the table like a true winter wonderland. With golden garland and plenty of candlelight with a mix of tapers and votives. Organic shaped plateware in crisp whites is paired with brass silverware and gray linen napkins. Simply pour the wine and raise a glass to happy holi-stays.
Enter to win a complete holiday makeover as we deck everything from the halls to the tabletop. Happy holistay-at-home! Enter here for a chance to win a $3,000 complete holiday makeover from Havenly, Social Studies and Ourplace.