Thanksgiving Table Design: Natural + Moody
Table Design & Styling: The Identité Collective | Photography: Madeline Harper
Starting with an antique harvest table and a tightly curated list of decor elements, our natural and moody Thanksgiving table design began to take shape. We wanted to focus on the simplicity of candlelight plus a single greenery element. The pillar candles from The Beeswax Co. combined with our live moss table runner accomplished exactly that.
We kept the color palette neutral and earthy, allowing the vibrant fresh moss set against the table’s wood tones to speak for itself. Each place setting included classic coupe dinner plates with gray linen napkins tucked neatly underneath. While this may be the most understated tablescape of our three-part series, we also think it happens to be the most impactful with a fresh, organic feel.
The DIY: Live Moss Table Runner
- Roll out a sheet of craft paper onto your table.
- Using spray adhesive, glue your moss to the paper. Note: we added a second layer of moss to parts of the runner for added depth and dimension.
- Set pillar candles on top of your moss runner, making sure to layer with various candle sizes and heights.
As the most organic Thanksgiving table design of our three-part series, it was only fitting to create a menu with an equally natural feel. In lieu of the typical turkey dinner, we set a menu focused on less meat and more flavor, with a vegetarian-friendly entree everyone will love. To keep things still feeling traditional amidst new recipes, we included the classic mashed potatoes and gravy, plus an indulgent pecan pie with a browned butter twist.
Our resident DJ (aka – Product Manager) Mica Dieterich curated the perfect playlist “Vibey Thanksgiving” on Spotify for your autumnal festivities. It’s three hours of moody music to take you all the way from apps to dessert – enjoy!
Set the Table
To wrap up this Thanksgiving design series, we’re so thrilled to announce a special giveaway with The Beeswax Co. hosted on our Instagram feed. They are gifting one lucky reader an assortment of beeswax candles with a retail value of $160, including complimentary shipping.
Here’s how to enter:
- Make sure you’re following both @thebeeswaxcompany + @theidentitecollective on Instagram.
- Comment on our Instagram giveaway post by telling us your Thanksgiving plans + tagging 3 friends.
The winner will be randomly selected on Monday, November 23rd 2020 and will be announced via Instagram stories. This giveaway is open to US residents only + is not affiliated or sponsored by Instagram in any way. Good luck, friends!
BY: ANASTASIA CASEY
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