Autumn was the inspiration for this Baroque minimalist table, but event planner and florist Jaleh Fotoohi of JEvents PLanning & Design says, “we wanted to stay away from all bright colors and do something a little different. Building a floral installation with mostly dried foraged flowers and some fresh flowers was definitely our first thought and to marry that with the organic pottery, linen table cloth/ napkins, a naked cake and fresh apples from the tree was just so dreamy.” Mixing the simplicity and rawness of natural elements with a bit of glam and gold creates a seasonally frestive look that is new and fresh.

When creating your own holiday table, Jaleh says “Keep it simple but artful. That’s always my core rule to designing any small or big table, event, or wedding.” She offers up a second piece advice, cribbed from her collaborator in this shoot, Antonio Abad, visual merchandiser at The Cross Decor & Design. “Mixing textures and materials, as Antonio says, is super important in designing any table, such as here mixing the raw pottery, 100% linen goods and marble tray and concrete candle holders with gold cutlery and sheep skin.” She also adds, “A large suspended floral installation can always go a long way as well if you’re hosting a larger party.”

See the full shoot in the slideshow!