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By Lauren Matich

A tabletop dressed for the holidays plays with rich colors, shiny metallics, contrasting textures and echoes of nature.

 

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Replace summery shells and coral accents with polished stone for winter. The emerald quartz KIVA SERVING PLATTER is perfect as a cheese board, tray or another layer of color underneath a centerpiece, $460, at Bliss Home & Design, Corona del Mar. (949-566-0380; blisshomeanddesign.com)

 

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Handmade CERAMIC EARTHENWARE BY ALEX MARSHALL brings a touch of artistry to each setting. They’re also perfect for mixing and matching with fine china when hosting a group that outnumbers your settings, $35 for bowls and small plates, $85 for large plates, at 503found. (949-877-0147; 503found.com)

 

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Waterford’s CHANDLER TABLECLOTH in black is the perfect foundation for the overall design. It hides spots, acts as an unexpected neutral and is more formal than white, from $100, at Bloomingdale’s, Fashion Island. (949-729-6600; bloomingdales.com)

 

web-Almoco-flatware_DWRA simple departure from classic silver flatware is an eye-catching way to introduce warm metallic colors that are currently on-trend. The 20-piece ALMOCO FLATWARE SET comes in gold, copper and black and is dishwasher-friendly, prices vary by finish, at Design Within Reach, South Coast Collection, Costa Mesa. (714-427-0628; dwr.com)

 

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Turn to earthy accents for understated elegance in your centerpiece. Uni Home Store’s DRIFTWOOD CANDLEHOLDER is the perfect size to make a dramatic statement but also facilitates conversation across the table, $385, at Uni Home Store, South Coast Collection, Costa Mesa. (949-251-1771; unihomestore.com)

 

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Let pretty pieces from all around the home do double-duty on the table. Down the middle of the table, run a natural WOOD GARLAND woven with festive sprigs of pine and spruce for a simple and chic centerpiece, $28, at Coastal Living. (949-631-3998)

 

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Don’t underestimate the effect that shiny BRASS COASTERS can have in the dining room; small doses of metallic accents can be high-impact. Try stacking these for a minimalist substitute for candleholders or using them as an eye-catching base for place cards, $55, at Heirloom, Westcliff Plaza. (949-515-2500)

 

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Just like jewelry on a holiday outfit, a little bit of sparkle is the finishing touch for dining room decor. A collection of AMETHYST TEA LIGHTS can be lined up in a group for a dramatic statement, or sprinkled around the table for extra mood lighting, $34.95, at Z Gallerie, South Coast Plaza. (714-850-1081; zgallerie.com)webPaper-chalkboard-table-runner_Sur-La-TableThe PAPER CHALKBOARD TABLE RUNNER from Kitchen Papers adds a little whimsy to the table. Write a custom message for guests, or cut sheets to act as interactive placemats under children’s settings at a family get-together, $34.95, at Sur La Table, Corona del Mar Plaza. (949-640-0200; surlatable.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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