It’s nearly the most magical time of the year, which means warm lights, holiday music and the smells of cookies baking in the oven are just around the corner. We tapped beloved entertaining expert Kim Seybert for her recommendations for the holiday tablescape of our dreams. Christmas_Holly_table_KIM_SEYBERT_3353.jpg

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“When it comes to the holiday season, whether I am decorating my house or doing a table setting, I like to stick with tradition,” says Seybert. “Nothing is more festive than the classic color combination of red, green and gold. Christmas is the only time of the year that you can unabashedly go over the top with decorations and I fully embrace the classic colors of the season.”

Tidings Placemat


“The beaded Tidings Placemat, which mimics a wreath of holly and winter berries, will transform any dining table into a Christmas wonderland and it is just the perfect piece to bring a little extra joy to holiday parties.”

Kim Seybert / Red, Green and Gold / Set of 2 for $280 / Website

Oriente Italiano Dinnerware


“I collect Ginori’s dinnerware and I have their Oriente Italiano collection in a multitude of colors. The latest iterations in both red and ivory with a handpainted gold design are stunning and will add just the right amount of opulence to holiday festivities.”

Ginori 1735 at Neiman Marcus / Red and Ivory / $230 / Website (red) / Website (ivory)

Teke II Candles


“I like to find beautiful candles for the table. Éluwa Studio has spiraling taper candles in red, green and ivory that will add height and drama to the table. I always make sure that the candles I use for the dinner table are not scented because fragrance can overpower the aroma of the feast.”

Éluwa Studio / Red, Green and Ivory / Set of 6 for $45 / Website

Mille Nuits Champagne Flutes


“Champagne will instantly lift guests’ spirits and who wouldn’t want to toast the holiday season in the red crystal flute from Baccarat?”

Baccarat / Set of 4 for $1,700 / Website

Holly Napkin and Xmas Baubles Napkin Ring


“I always like to find new and creative ways to fold napkins. Flounced, twisted or layered folds using our many holiday-themed napkins and napkin rings add visual interest to table settings. Whimsical napkin rings like the Dasher or Holiday Tree make for great conversation starters.”

Kim Seybert / Red, Green and Gold / Set of 4 for $92 / Website (napkin rings)

Kim Seybert / Red, Green and White / Set of 4 for $140 / Website (napkins)

Holiday Cheer Faux Bouquet


“I always have fresh flowers for the dinner table. But throughout the house, I like to mix it up and use realistic-looking faux florals from Diane James especially the arrangement made with red tulips, amaryllis, and evergreen sprigs.”

Diane James Home / $595 / Website

Nutcracker Cocktail Napkins And Holiday Cookies Coasters

CO2239210GDWH-gold-white-holiday-cookies-coasters-S4.jpg“Christmas is a time of gifting and after holiday parties, I like to present my guests with little gifts like our embroidered cocktail napkins and coasters with holiday motifs. It’s something for them to bring home as a reminder of the happy gathering we just shared.”

Kim Seybert / Gold and White / Set of 4 for $112 / Website (coasters)

Kim Seybert / Red, Green and White / Set of 6 for $75 / Website (napkins)