Local Holiday Settings

Holiday Place Settings by Interior Designers


It’s the holidays! That time of feasts and lingering conversation around the table with friends and relatives. When it comes to table décor, Chattanooga’s interior designers know the right decorative touches to set the perfect ambiance for your dining room festivities. This year, they’ve pulled out all the stops.

By Laura Childers | Photography by Med Dement



Opposites attract in this autumnal sittingroom- turned-dining-salon by REVIVAL Uncommon goods. Louis XVIth-style chairs, blown glass champagne flutes, and a perfectly symmetrical setting is paired with blackened steel flatware, rustic stoneware tableware, and loosely arranged flowers, giving the room a formal/casual aesthetic. For the 2012 holidays, rich fall tones and warm holiday reds are juxtaposed against the room’s mineral-hued neutral interior. Lush orange cut-velvet pillows, pumpkins, a bounty of amber and yellow roses, and a bottle of orange-labeled Veuve Cliquot promise a comfortably chic evening.

Home of Diane and Herb Haralson

East Brainerd

Designed by Becky Enzweiler

REVIVAL Uncommon Goods




This bountiful table setting by Fischer Evans pulls out the colors from the room’s existing design and imari porcelain accessories. In the center of the table, orange pumpkins, gourds, corn, and a sprinkling of fall leaves give the setting a comfortable, livable feel, while silver candlesticks, antique crystal, soft silks, and metallic baskets brimming with grapes and shimmery pinecones add both sparkle and elegance. Add sterling goblets and imari porcelain soup bowls, and the dining room has the ideal, lavish landscape for a fall dinner party.

Home of Charlie and Flora Walldorf

Lookout Mountain

Designed by Becky Glover and Laura Hartman

Fischer Evans



This dining room’s round table and orange leafy wallpaper inspired Joe Jumper from The Clay Pot to design a setting using natural elements. The round metal centerpiece, formerly a hanging chandelier, is filled with mounds of fresh mood moss, magnolia leaves, hemlock, and apple green taper candles for a warm glow. Continuing the natural look, the sideboard is donned with handmade wooded trees, wooden boxes filled with boxwood, and apple green hedge apples, ideal complements for the family’s showstopper orange transferware.

Home of John and Emily Straussberger

North Chattanooga

Designed by Joe Jumper

The Clay Pot



Crystal, china, mirrored pieces, textured linens, and layers of color and candlelight give this holiday table setting by Kimberly Varner a warm, glowing ambiance—perfect for ringing in the New Year with family and friends. The setting’s fresh color palette of taupes, crystals, silver, chocolate, and blackberry blends naturally with the dining room’s paneled walls, dark rich wood floors, fresh damask wall covering  and gray silk window treatments. A few timepieces to keep track of the big moment, and the table is all set. Guests can remember the evening with a glittering leaf ornament as a keepsake.

Home of Chris and Tanya Hooker


Designed by Kimberly Varner ASID

Kimberly Varner Interior Design



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