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The Thanksgiving Table :: McKenzie Powell

November 6th, 2012

Thanksgiving Florals by Mckenzie Powell | Photos by Michele. M. Waite for Camille Styles

For the second installment of our Thanksgiving table series, we have another insanely beautiful table design – this one, from the talented team at McKenzie Powell Floral & Event Design. With a background that combines gardening and graphic design, McKenzie travels the country melding her knowledge of design with a lush, romantic style she brings to each of her floral creations. I just love the way she defines her entertaining philosophy: Dinner tables are to be lovingly set, candles to be lit. A home (or an event) must be filled with beautiful things. For today’s post, she stays true to her tendency to “think beyond the centerpiece” by adding extra touches of seasonality and floral embellishment around the entire room. Keep reading for gorgeous shots by Michele M. Waite, along with McKenzie’s tips on blending the old and the new for a decidedly modern Thankgiving table.

Thanksgiving Florals by Mckenzie Powell | Photos by Michele. M. Waite for Camille Styles

My inspiration was actually a large piece of amazing dusty blue velvet that I’d been holding onto for a while without an exact purpose in mind. When I saw my friend’s table and fireplace and the beautiful architectural details in her home, I knew right away that I wanted to design a Thanksgiving table that brought together the old and the new.

Thanksgiving Florals by Mckenzie Powell | Photos by Michele. M. Waite for Camille Styles

To keep things fresh, I paired the blue with various shades of berry and deep pinks and kept the small amount of bold print (that I knew I needed somewhere) for the napkins. An easy design for anyone to execute, I traded a traditional floral centerpiece for an eclectic mix of glass candlesticks with ‘harvest gold’ tapers and left the flowers for small arrangements at each place-setting.

Thanksgiving Florals by Mckenzie Powell | Photos by Michele. M. Waite for Camille Styles

Thanksgiving Florals by Mckenzie Powell | Photos by Michele. M. Waite for Camille Styles

And that lovely mantel — it beckoned for something a bit more grand and wild in the way of flowers, so beyond that, a few extra candles and fall fruit were the only additional touches required.

Thanksgiving Florals by Mckenzie Powell | Photos by Michele. M. Waite for Camille Styles

Thanksgiving Florals by Mckenzie Powell | Photos by Michele. M. Waite for Camille Styles

Thanksgiving Florals by Mckenzie Powell | Photos by Michele. M. Waite for Camille Styles

Dining in front of the fireplace has got to be the icing on the… pumpkin pie, and come on, even if your table is nowhere near your fireplace, moving all of the living room furniture around to accommodate would be completely worth it!

Floral Design & Styling: McKenzie Powell / Flatware: Vintage Ambiance / Photography: Michele M. Waite

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22 Comments under :: The Thanksgiving Table :: McKenzie Powell
  1. Very pretty table setting! Makes me want Thanksgiving to get here sooner!

  2. I love the colors and the cluster of candles!

  3. Kelly says:

    All those candles make such a statement. I love it!

  4. auntlez says:

    absolutely lovely! the window setting should be in a painting. would be fun to find a dress blends beautifully with this whole setting…

  5. Oh my, this is such a stunning concept and an amazing execution! I love every single photo, the color combo is wonderful and my favorite part must be that settee and candlesticks. What an amazing piece of work!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  7. Seriously fabulous! The blue table cloth is so perfect. I also love the flowers with cranberries :)

  8. Wow I love this – so beautiful…one day!

  9. Yelle says:

    Love the tall skinny candles as well as those gorgeously graphic napkins!

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