woman showing Dazzling Holiday Tabletop

With holiday entertaining upon us, I teamed up with interior designer Dee Murphy to show you two ways to set a dazzling holiday tabletop. (And I was feeling very Martha, clearly!) Featured on Rue today, it’s the holidays two ways!


Note: This post was first published in Decemer 2013 and has been updated with links for 2021.

two women holding green wine glasses

How To Set a Dazzling Holiday Tabletop

Dee and I always buy so many of the same items, whether it’s clothing or home decor. But we always style them in such different ways. So, we thought it would be fun to do the same for a holiday tabletop.


holiday Dazzling Holiday Tabletop with colorful decor


Using some of the same pieces (black-and-white placemats made from Romo fabric, gold flatware, emerald green goblets) and a mix of high and low. Then, we split a long farmhouse-style table at Rolling Greens down the middle and each went about our merry way styling the table.


Dazzling Holiday Tabletop with gold, red, and green theme


My side of the table turned into a girly-glam wonderland. It’s full of sparkling gold pieces by Kelly Wearstler and Jonathan Adler. Also, it’s complete with a ‘lette macaron tower fashioned as a Christmas tree. A snowy white runner made of faux fur plus bright pink napkins by Romo. I was ready to have an imaginary dinner party with Audrey Hepburn and Kelly Wearstler as guests.

Here’s a peek…


berry branches for tabletop

woman holding a glass with gold dice gems

{gold-rimmed wine glasses}

gold spike napkin rings

{gold spike napkin rings}

lette macaron tower for Dazzling Holiday Tabletop

{macaron tower}



woman sharing her playful table top

{similar gold reindeer}

Dazzling Holiday Tabletop with gold-rimmed wine glasses

{gold-rimmed wine glasses}

kelly wearstler dinnerware; kelly wearstler mulholland dishes

{similar green goblets}


{velvet hair bow}

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Dee’s look was cozy, sophisticated and woodland-glam. Be sure to visit her blog Murphy Deesign for all the details!



Read the full article on Rue to see how to create a winter-luxe tabletop of your own!




Table: Rolling Greens (not for sale but find similar farmhouse-style tables at Ralf’s Antiques & Lee Stanton in the La Cienega Design Quarter)

Chairs: Rolling Greens

Runner & Chair Throw: Zinc Textile’s Shadow Mountain Fur in Arctic Fox Z330/01 from from Thomas Lavin Showroom

Placemats: Romo Xilia in ebony 7621/06

Napkins: Romo Xilia in magenta 7621/04

Charger: Kelly Wearstler Mulholland charger plate

Plates: Kelly Wearstler Mulholland dinner plate

Spike Napkin Rings: similar

Gold Flatware: West Elm

Emerald Stemware: similar

Stemless Gold-Rimmed Glass: West Elm

Berry Branches: Rolling Greens

Brass Top Hat Candleholder: Jonathan Adler

Bejeweled Wine Stopper: Kelly Wearstler

The Gold Scorpio Sphere: Z Gallerie

Gold Taper Candles: here

The Gold Woodland Deer: similar

Macaron Tower: ‘lette

Cast-Bronze Driftwood from Tuell + Reynolds: Thomas Lavin




A huge thank you to Woodnote Photography for shooting the beautiful photos, to Rolling Greens for letting us shoot in your amazing space and to Tamar Mashigian for making it all possible.

Photos: Woodnote Photography

Venue: Rolling Greens /

Styling: Kelly Lee of Kelly Golightly & Dee Murphy of Murphy Deesign

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