Holiday Table Setting: Scandinavian Modern

By Stephanie Saunders


Holiday Table Settings Scandinavian Modern


Scandinavian style is perfect for a mid-winter brunch to celebrate the season with friends and family. With a bright palette of whites, silver and bits of raw wood, it’s a casual style that’s easy to create.


Holiday Table Settings Scandinavian Ideas


Tips and tricks:

Forgo table linens and celebrate the beauty of wood. Instead of a cloth, I decided to leave the table bare and place settings right on the surface. The white-washed texture is perfect for a rustic meal.

Forget perfection and embrace uneven shapes. The dinner plates from West Elm are uneven and organic-looking and I like the imperfection.


Holiday Table Settings Scandinavian Decor


Silver works best with this look so add as much as you can find. I layered bright white plates with silver accents to add sparkle and a festive touch.

Get creative with napkin decoration: I tied each napkin with a simple ribbon and then added a wonderful reindeer ornament from The Bay. It is incredibly simple to do and the ornaments can be hung on the tree afterwards.


Holiday Table Settings Silver and White


George Jensen is one of Denmark’s most influential designers in the Scandinavian style. The Bay now carries several of his pieces including the cream and sugar set that I added to the table.

Since Scandinavian style evokes nature and a woodsy-feel I used the adorable “Twig” flatware from West Elm. For a more every-day look George Jensen makes a streamlined set that works wonderfully with this look.


Holiday Table Settings Blue and White


Craving colour? I recommend adding royal blue to the table to change it up. Blue can be the perfect addition for a casual Hanukkah brunch with winter flair.

Make your own napkin rings with white faux fur for an inexpensive and easy way to add a little fun to the table. Just cut faux-fur into narrow strips and stitch or glue at the back. Makes me think of fluffy white reindeer.


Holiday Table Settings Scandinavian Runner


Where to buy:

Plates, bowls, flatware, silver rimmed glass, wood stopped oil and vinegar bottles, napkins: West Elm.

Cream and sugar: George Jensen,

Deer ornaments:

Faux fur throw: GlucksteinHome,

Paper table runner: Kitchen Papers,


Flatware: George Jensen,

Blue glassware: Ikea.

Blue accent plate: West Elm.

Topics: Holidays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Brunch, Decorating, Table, Modern, Contemporary, Silver, White, Blue, Rustic, Wood, Flatware

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