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Turkey Day TipsBehind The Bend

- Cody Komassa

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is less then a week away. Being both lovers of design and some pretty major foodies, it's safe to say, Thanksgiving is one of our very favorite holidays, and we take the art of hosting very seriously. While searching around Elle Decor for some tablescape inspiration we found this great article called '10 Thanksgiving Hosting Tips Designers Actually Use In Their Homes' and there are some great tips. Our top 4 are below and you can find the rest of the list HERE. We'll all be turkey day ready in no time!

SET UP THE BAR OUTSIDE.

Along with an outdoor fire pit to keep people warm. "This keeps guests out of the kitchen and in the fresh air enjoying fall weather," says interior designer Ryland Witt. Bonus points if an impromptu football game starts up on the lawn.

DON'T BE AFRAID TO MIX AND MATCH.

"I love having a multi-layered Thanksgiving feast, using your finest china and crystal, but having everyone be very casual and comfortable in jeans," says Witt. After all, who says the crystal has to call for uncomfortable suits and ties?

ADD LAYERS OF HEIGHT.

Votives are an easy way to balance your tall candlesticks (even if they're chopped in half). And trust us when we say placing your tiny candle in a hallowed-out white pumpkin will impress guests to no end.

PUT A PINECONE ON IT.

You already know we're obsessed with these outdoor gems. And since one of interior designer Scot Meacham Wood's biggest holiday tips is to repeat concepts, we just might have to make ours pinecones this year. "I like to tie everything together to create one decorative idea," he says.


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