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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December 8, 2013

Authors, designers, stylists, and all-around experts in their fields, our Rue Living Inspirers Susan Spungen, Ron Marvin, and Matthew Mead dish on their own personal gift lists. Take a peek.

Gift Picks from Susan Spungen, Ron Marvin, and Matthew Mead

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November 22, 2013