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Elevate a Cozy Holiday Brunch Who says dinner has to be the main holiday event? A chic brunch can be just as elegant yet more relaxed. Styled by Mandy Kellogg Rye of WaitingonMartha.com, this tablescape is fresh, not fussy. Plaid turns sophisticated when it brings in an unexpected color like yellow. “Mixing vintage mercury glass with rustic faux antlers also adds an air of sophistication,” Rye says. Instant upgrades — like wrapping raffia around napkin rings and serving store-bought juice in a beautiful glass pitcher — maximize the effect with minimum effort. It’s hard to imagine a rustic cabin tucked away in the woods with a fire blazing inside when you live in South Florida, but that was Rye’s inspiration when designing this table. “For any mid-day meal, the table should be casual but still festive,” she says. Rye kept the décor light in color and accented with traditional reds and greens. The florals were seasonal and placed in both large and small vessels then mixed with candles to complete the look. “I added mini evergreen trees, but rosemary trees would provide the same natural element to the table, plus a pop of fragrance.” WHERE TO BUY: Wreath: waitingonmartha.com/wreath-chandelier-diy/ Brunch Tableware: VIETRI | vietri.com/ Placemats, Napkins, Twig Candles & Mint Julep Cups: Waiting On Martha | www.shopwaitingonmartha.com Plaid Plates (no longer available), but both Lenox ($28; lenox.com) and Sur la Table (appetizer six only, $7, surlatable.com) have similar styles. Similar napkin rings can be found at Sur la Table (Reindeer napkin rings; $7 each; surlatable.com) 132 november/december 2014 southfloridaluxuryguide.com


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