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Steal This Look: A Nordic-Inspired Holiday Table, DIY Candelabra Included

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Steal This Look: A Nordic-Inspired Holiday Table, DIY Candelabra Included

December 17, 2019

Inspired by the moody atmosphere of Noma in Copenhagen, I set out to create a tabletop with a muted Nordic palette for my next dinner party. Noma-style, I draped my dining chairs in sheepskin and covered the table in a canvas drop cloth topped with a wool runner. Working with a muted palette of grays and blues, I realized I needed something metallic (and inexpensive) to add a bit of glimmer to the tablescape.

Photography by Alexa Hotz for Remodelista.

The Finished Look

 The subdued colors of the table are offset by a brassy gleam.
Above: The subdued colors of the table are offset by a brassy gleam.
The table is layered with a natural gray wool runner over a painter&#8
Above: The table is layered with a natural gray wool runner over a painter’s drop cloth (for a more formal party, be sure to iron out the creases–for this dinner, I liked their casual look.)

Steal This Look

The ingredients for my Nordic table: white plates, Spanish Wine Glasses, flatware, black linen napkins, candles and candelabra parts, eucalyptus stems, and Suede Pot Holders (for the roasting pan to rest on).
Above: The ingredients for my Nordic table: white plates, Spanish Wine Glasses, flatware, black linen napkins, candles and candelabra parts, eucalyptus stems, and Suede Pot Holders (for the roasting pan to rest on).
To create my DIY candelabra, I used three src=
Above: To create my DIY candelabra, I used three 1/2 Inch Brass Pipe Coupling pieces ($6.89) and two 1/2 Inch Brass Pipe FPT Caps ($5.90 each). Sourced from The Home Depot, they remind me of the recent geometric brass trend dotting the tables of bloggers everywhere, but for a fraction of the price.
I shaved down candles in gray and natural beeswax to fit into the holders, then I created a platform for them by stacking two wooden canister lids–no gluing required; the pieces disassemble for easy storage.
Above: I shaved down candles in gray and natural beeswax to fit into the holders, then I created a platform for them by stacking two wooden canister lids–no gluing required; the pieces disassemble for easy storage.
I snipped handfuls of eucalyptus to sprinkle around the table, a hint of color and fragrance that completes the setting.
Above: I snipped handfuls of eucalyptus to sprinkle around the table, a hint of color and fragrance that completes the setting.

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