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Festive tabletop design tips that will uplift any holiday dining experience

Festive tabletop design tips that will uplift any holiday dining experience

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From trendy, boho chic tablescapes to gorgeous winter wonderland-esque displays, Jenna Siebert of J&J Design Team knows how to take a tabletop from ordinary to extraordinary this holiday season.

Siebert has been drawn to design in some form or another throughout her whole life but officially launched J&J Design Team with her husband, Jason, in 2016. The husband-and-wife duo aid clients in everything from restyling rooms to sourcing new furniture to full-blown home remodels and new construction. The capable couple is known in the St. Louis metro area for creating feel-good spaces, which similarly makes Siebert feel good.

“I am living my dream every day that I get to design and style a space,” Siebert says.

To tackle a tablescape, Siebert recommends pondering a particular mood or vibe you wish to portray to guests, noting that it can be as minimalistic or over-the-top as you desire. Just one thing is important, she notes — make it memorable!

Siebert recommends starting by thinking about a theme. For example, she says an earthy, boho chic tablescape is perfect for a traditional, alluring holiday dinner, but a “pink and bubbly” theme is ideal for a fun and festive holiday brunch. If themes seem overwhelming, Siebert suggests simply selecting a color palette. For example, she says a classic white and gold combination can create a captivating Christmas table.


Think pink and bubbly for your family holiday brunch.

Once the theme or color palette are in place, Siebert says layering is a must. “I like to layer the plates and linens,” Siebert says. “Sometimes, I use chargers under the plates for more of a formal feel.”

Sibert also recommends layering a runner over the tablecloth and placing fresh greenery down the center of the table.

“I like to create a vignette as my centerpiece by using different heights of candles, flowers and whatever it is I plan to style on the table, depending on the holiday or theme,” Siebert says. “I like to incorporate something unique and fun here!”

Siebert says her go-to move is always adding fresh greenery or flowers to a tablescape in some form or another, or alternatively playing with faux pieces. However, one element never changes – she always uses candles.


Adding greenery and candles to any tablescape to bring the look together.


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