How the Stars Set a Holiday Table

Pick your style: Five stars put together holiday table settings.
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Photo By: Alison Gootee

Photo By: Alison Gootee

Photo By: Alison Gootee

Ted Allen

Use a paint marker to write names on pieces of agate (from craft stores). "I like a look that's chic and glam but not too fussy or fragile," says Ted.

Get the look: Leather Placemat, $68, rustico.com; Simple Napkins in Marbelous-Quarry, $52 for four, loomdecor.com; Polished Marble Charger, $48, shopterrain.com; Vintage International Lyon Aztec Cortez Flatware, From $10, ebay.com; Iittala Ultima Thule Red Wine Glass, $65 for two, yliving.com

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Marcela Valladolid

Tie a name tag to a small bunch of herbs as a place card. "I stray from the traditional autumn colors — I prefer blues, neutrals and gold," says Marcela.

Get the look: Novica Kumon Utzil Artisan Runner, $70, wayfair.com; Linen Cocktail Napkin with Trim, $25 for four, food52.com; Tondo Round Platter, $15, crateandbarrel.com; Noritake Colorwave Terra Cotta Coupe Dinner Plate, $36 for a four-piece setting, macys.com; Mikasa Regent Bead Flatware, $180 for a 65-piece set, bedbathandbeyond.com; Serenity Gold Wine Glass, $15, mikasa.com

Maneet Chauhan

For a place card, spray-paint a mini pumpkin with Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold and let dry. Brush on craft glue, then coat in gold glitter. "I like to incorporate a little bling wherever I can!" says Maneet.

Get the look: Sanctuary Wood Placemat, $120 for four; zgallerie.com; Henna Red Buffet Napkin, $10 for six, worldmarket.com; Parker B. Smith Bling Napkin Ring, $20 for four; bedbathandbeyond.com; Selene Dinner Plate, $60 for four, zgallerie.com; Gold Flatware, $39 for a five-piece set, westelm.com; Fitz & Floyd Daphne Red Wine Glass, $90 for four, kohls.com

Valerie Bertinelli

"I love using neutrals with pops of yellow," says Valerie. Balance out bright colors with a neutral placemat and a silver place card holder.

Get the look: Fleur-de-Lis Place Card Holder, $7.50 for four; partycity.com; Caravan Burlap Natural Tablecloth, From $55, couleurnature.com; Couleur Nature Lemon Tree Napkin, $102 for six, wayfair.com; Elana Woven Charger, $69 for four, ballarddesigns.com; French Countryside Dinner Plate, $18, mikasa.com; Rediscovered Flatware, $36 for a five-piece set, anthropologie.com; Vintage Etched Wine Glass, $60 for four, williams-sonoma.com

Daphne Oz

Use a gold pinecone for a festive place card holder. "I love matte black and lots of gold and copper accents," says Daphne.

Get the look: Pinecone Place Card Holders, $195 for six, l-objet.com; Festival Placemats in paprika, $58 for four, sferra.com; Festival Dinner Napkins in paprika, $58 for four, sferra.com; Home Essentials and Beyond Melamine Charger, From $49 for 12, wayfair.com; Royal Copenhagen Black Fluted Dinner Plate, $65, bedbathandbeyond.com; Gold Rush Flatware, $80 for a 20-piece set, cb2.com; Arabella Clear Footed Goblet, $35, juliska.com