Winter-Wonder Tablescapes

We’ve just seen it with the DC Design House and at the Four Seasons Hotel: When designers are asked to use their imagination—in a room, on a tree or across a mantel—they have the power to amaze, and it was no different last night when the Washington Design Center asked them to set holiday tables for an event hosted by DC Modern Luxury. Wow.

I’ll just stop here and let you see for yourself.

A Moroccan tea by Anthony Wilder Design, at AmericanEye (photo from design center Facebook feed)


Gifts wrapped in fabric by Highland House, by Lorna Gross at Century


A fantastical tablescape by Timothy Albrecht of Consider it Done at Doris Leslie Blau

Timothy used crazy hand-painted China by Bernardaud:



White calla lilies by Christopher Boutlier at Galleria Carpets


Peacocks and Versace dinnerware by Myron Wolman Designs at Holly Hunt


When gorgeous designer fabric and trim become a tablecloth, by Barbara Brown Interiors at J. Lambeth (Photo from design center Facebook feed)


Beautifully framed table setting by Kelley Proxmire at Kravet


A tower of fruit and Swedish candy by Matt Costigan of Michael-Cleary


A woodland setting by Joe Waroquier & Associates at Osborne & Little


Palm-beach inspired by Griffith Blythe Interiors at Quadrille


A wintry setting by Studio Q Designs at Scalamandre (photo from design center Facebook feed)


Adorable place cards at Scalamandre


Modern tree table by the staff at Schumacher

There are many I didn’t even get to! But most of the table settings will be up through the month, in showrooms on the center’s second, third and fourth floors, so if you’re in the area of 14th and L streets NW, stop into the Washington Design Center and take a look! I hope you all are having a delightful holiday season.


  1. Danna McCormick says:


  2. Hope Powers says:

    You continue to outdo yourself. GORGEOUS tables! It would be a treat to sit at any of them. I especially love Kelley Proxmire’s Kravet table, though I don’t know how long i could sit at a stool for a beautiful dinner – ha ha. Despite that, it and the rest of the tables are absolutely exquisite.

  3. Great post! The table tops are gorgeous! Definitely keeping this in my notes. Can’t wait to see it all in person!