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,; Simple Napkins in Marbelous-Quarry, $52 for four,; Polished Marble Charger, $48,; Vintage International Lyon Aztec Cortez Flatware, From $10,; Iittala Ultima Thule Red Wine Glass, $65 for two,

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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,; Linen Cocktail Napkin with Trim, $25 for four,; Tondo Round Platter, $15,; Noritake Colorwave Terra Cotta Coupe Dinner Plate, $36 for a four-piece setting,; Mikasa Regent Bead Flatware, $180 for a 65-piece set,; Serenity Gold Wine Glass, $15,

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;; Henna Red Buffet Napkin, $10 for six,; Parker B. Smith Bling Napkin Ring, $20 for four;; Selene Dinner Plate, $60 for four,; Gold Flatware, $39 for a five-piece set,; Fitz & Floyd Daphne Red Wine Glass, $90 for four,

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;; Caravan Burlap Natural Tablecloth, From $55,; Couleur Nature Lemon Tree Napkin, $102 for six,; Elana Woven Charger, $69 for four,; French Countryside Dinner Plate, $18,; Rediscovered Flatware, $36 for a five-piece set,; Vintage Etched Wine Glass, $60 for four,

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,; Festival Placemats in paprika, $58 for four,; Festival Dinner Napkins in paprika, $58 for four,; Home Essentials and Beyond Melamine Charger, From $49 for 12,; Royal Copenhagen Black Fluted Dinner Plate, $65,; Gold Rush Flatware, $80 for a 20-piece set,; Arabella Clear Footed Goblet, $35,