After purchasing two transitionally patterned table runners by Nate Berkus, I decided to challenge myself by using them for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. I wanted to demonstrate that main tablescape elements can be reused and reused again to make completely different designs, something I do often. Saving storage space is a major benefit!
I considered using the table runners in very irregular ways such as wall hangings or ceiling drapery, but decided that two table runners was not enough to make these applications feel complete. Instead, I simply changed the orientation of the table runners to fit each tablescape’s concept and (obviously) paired them with items unique to each celebration.
Don’t all of these tablescapes look incredibly different!? Most of your guests would be completely unaware that these parties (only weeks away from one another) were all using the same table runners, a major design element. If they did notice, hooray for having such wonderfully detail-oriented friends!