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When It Comes to Holiday Tablescapes, Purple Reigns

There’s nothing like a royal hue to up the wow factor at your glam holiday gathering.

By Sarah Rufca Nielsen October 24, 2016 Published in the November 2016 issue of Houstonia Magazine

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To add something unexpected and dramatic to your holiday table, there’s nothing like purple, whether you favor an earthy aubergine hue or something a little more royal. It’s the ultimate jewel tone for a sparkling season, especially when paired with live-edge pecan wood, glistening gold details and Goode Co. pecan pie.

To set the scene (from top to bottom, generally):

Live-edge reclaimed pecan wood table, $4,500 at New Living

L’Objet ‘Alchimie’ gold dinner plate (under pecan pie), $300 at Kuhl-Linscomb

Be Home gold and wood-handled serving set, $40 at Kuhl-Linscomb

Whim rustic napkins in silver-taupe (used as placemats), $31 for set of four at Bering’s

Pickard China Hillcrest by Kelly Wearstler anemone dinner plate (top right), $126 each at Bering’s

Waterford Lismore Diamond Lapis salad plate (top right), $31 each at Bering’s; Bernardaud Historical Litron saucer (with olives), $420 (with matching cup) at Kuhl-Linscomb

Sferra festival dinner napkins in aubergine, $50 for set of four at Kuhl-Linscomb

L’Objet gold intertwined ring napkin holders, $130 for set of four at Kuhl-Linscomb

William Yeoward gold leaf dishes (holding pistachios), $126–$206 at Kuhl-Linscomb

Rosanna Jet Setter honeycomb pattern highball glasses, $114 for set of four at Bering’s

Waterford ‘Rebel’ gold-rimmed purple coupe cocktail glass, $50 each at Bering’s

Gentner Design brass pin candlesticks, $150 each at Kuhl-Linscomb

Gold-hinged serpentine bud vase, $95 at Bering’s

Herdmar Rocco five-piece matte gold flatware set, $125 at Kuhl-Linscomb

L’Objet 24k gold-edge dinner plate (top left and bottom right), $130 each at Kuhl-Linscomb

Bernardaud ‘Botanique’ salad plate in peach tree flower (top left) and scabiosa (bottom right), $192 each at Kuhl-Linscomb

Aerin ‘Maurice’ gold-rimmed eggplant oval bowl (with figs), $126 at Longoria Collection

Aerin 24k gold-base crystal carafe, $295 at Longoria Collection

Bartky Minerals agate coaster, $30 at Kuhl-Linscomb

L’Objet ‘Han’ salt and pepper shakers, $175 for the pair at Kuhl-Linscomb

Hermès ‘Voyage en Ikat’ oval platter (with challah loaf), $1,240 at Kuhl-Linscomb

Kelly Wearstler torso wine stopper, $295 at Longoria Collection

Aerin gold sea urchin match striker, $250 at Longoria Collection

Challah loaf baked with love by Houstonia’s Scott Vogel

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