Photography: Romulo Yanes, Art Direction & Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Romulo Yanes, Art Direction & Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

 Still Life Photography: Romulo Yanes, Portrait: Kate Mathis, Art Direction & Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Still Life Photography: Romulo Yanes, Portrait: Kate Mathis, Art Direction & Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

It was such a honor for Marcus to be asked by Williams Sonoma to contribute to their Taste blog in an article "How to set a Holiday table like a Stylist" 

This copy accompanied Marcus's image plus many more great images by Marcus's fellow Stylist friends and workmates: A creatively set holiday table does more than provide great Instagram fodder for you and guests – it can set the mood for the entire party, start a conversations between guests, and let you share a bit of your personal style with everyone at the table.

For inspiration, we turned to a dream team of Williams-Sonoma stylists, who make it their job to set beautiful tablescapes for photo shoots and parties. From clever DIYs to nature-inspired centerpieces, here are some of their best ideas for setting a striking holiday table.

We created our table using the Open Kitchen range, Not with the food, necessarily, but with the décor: A twig or branch tucked into a napkin ring, a bundle of fresh herbs to freshen each place setting, or a homemade “runner” of everygreen foliage will do the trick. “It can feel freshly plucked from the garden and really natural, in addition to adding a fresh fragrance,” says Marcus

The image was photographed by the wonderful Romulo Yanes 

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