3 Steps to Stylish Brunch Décor with Matthew Mead

Have everyday white dinnerware? Elevate it to create a stunning yet simple holiday brunch tablescape with help from stylist and Rue Living Inspirer Matthew Mead.

Matthew Mead's Brunch Tablescape

1. Build the Buffet
“Create a pretty brunch buffet with white pedestals, trays, platters, and bowls. Include a rustic touch like this birch box filled with bulbs to add a natural element to the mix.”

2. Arrange Seating
“Holiday cards can easily be transformed into place cards. Fill a bowl with foam and top with faux snow. Attach card (with guest’s name and a note inside) to a wire stand placed in the foam.”

3. Add Unexpected Touches
“Swap out your everyday tablecloth for a white faux-fur throw. Mix and match dinnerware for texture and design that work seamlessly together.”

Craving more? Check out Matthew Mead’s latest book, Christmas All Through the House, then shop our Sunday Supper: Christmas Brunch Boutique on Sunday, December 8, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer


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Matthew Mead is a stylist, writer, author, photographer, lifestyle editor, and noted style expert. The former style editor of Country Home magazine and Editor in Chief of his own magazine series with Time Inc. Home Entertainment, Matthew is the official food photographer for the Associated Press and is a regular contributor to Better Homes and Gardens and other noted national shelter magazines. Matthew has also written 12 books and produced countless magazine spreads and ad campaigns for noted companies such as Pottery Barn, Dove Chocolate, Target, and Stonewall Kitchen.

Matthew is known for styling beautiful spaces using vintage treasures, guiding others to entertain with ease in a stylish way, and inspiring homeowners to create beautiful food and living spaces which they can proudly share with family and friends. To view Matthew’s portfolio, visit his website,matthewmeadstyle.com, or his blog, holidaywithmatthewmead.com. His recently published books includeRecycled StyleHalloween SpooktacularChristmas All Through the House, and The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook.

December 8, 2013