Gulf coast Florida based content creators, bloggers and stylish sisters Molly Boyd and Sarah Tucker inherited their innate passion and flair for beautiful living from their mother, a consummate homemaker, and the most gracious hostess! It’s no surprise the sisters behind the well-loved Tablescape Tuesdays #YouCanSetWithUs on Instagram have become a trusted source of inspiration for setting the table for any occasion with ease and confidence, along with personal style inspiration.
A Traditional Holiday Table-scape – with a twist!
We are thrilled to share our Style Guide for setting the most charming table for this Holiday Season with Molly and Sarah – with a twist! It became a serendipitous collaboration for us at Marigold Living as they selected the block printed Roza-Gulshan collection in pink, which is easily the most beloved and a widely prevalent color in Indian culture and style, often associated with tradition and warmth. “Pink is the navy blue of India” as famously quoted by Diane Vreeland makes for an enchanting backdrop in an all-American Holiday tablescape as imagined by Molly and Sarah. Read on to get fabulous tips on how to create a dreamy holiday table, a beautiful everyday setting, building your own collection of favorites and more!
Molly and Sarah’s Inspiration
“…we grew up watching her (their mom) set gorgeous tables for every special occasion.”
Q: We are big fans of your beautiful tablescape designs. Can you tell us about your backgrounds and if it has influenced and informed your creativity and style today – especially for home décor? Is this something you have trained for through education or work experience – if not, how did you acquire the elevated capability for it?
A: Our biggest influence in tablescaping is our mom! She has always been the most gracious hostess and we grew up watching her set gorgeous tables for every holiday, birthday and special occasion. Apparently tablescaping is in our blood! She influenced us heavily in how we decorate our homes too. Our parents’ home is full of beautiful and sentimental antique pieces passed down from family members. We’ve always had a thing for thrifting and antiquing because of this – we love to find unique pieces that you don’t see everywhere and can really make a home feel like it has a story.
Traditional aesthetic with a twist
“Marigold Living fits right into that by using age-old techniques in colorful and new ways”.
Q: How would you both characterize your aesthetic – from creating a cozy bedroom to setting a table for casual gatherings as well as for festive occasions? How do our classic Indian offerings fit with your décor style?
A: We would characterize our aesthetic as “traditional with a twist”. Mixing and matching old and new pieces paired with timeless textiles and some eclectic accessories folded in. Marigold Living fits right into that by using age-old techniques in colorful and new ways.
Decorate for the holidays with pink
““It’s a fun addition to the traditional red and green color palette”.
Q: Why did these particular pieces appeal to you all for your holiday table? What was your thought process behind choosing non-traditional holiday colors like pinks and greens?
A: One of our favorite colors to use when we decorate for the holidays is pink! It’s such a cheerful color and it’s somewhat of a surprise. It’s a fun addition to the traditional red and green color palette.
Tips for building your tablescape collection over time
“Start building your collection around versatile items you think you would use often”.
Q: You have paired beautiful tableware and table décor pieces with our Roza-Gulshan linens to create such an elegant table setting. Do you have any tips for someone to build a collection of such pieces in an affordable way? Any favorite sources?
A: We live in Florida, so we use a lot of rattan pieces year round and think they pair particularly well with block printed linens. Start building your collection around versatile items you think you would use often. For us, it started with rattan placemats, then napkin rings, then flatware, etc. etc. Rome wasn’t built in a day, so your tablescape collection doesn’t have to be either. We ask for pieces of our favorite china for birthdays and Christmas, and add to it over time. There are so many places we love to shop for these pieces – Amanda Lindroth and Cailini Coastal are great spots for rattan items and The Avenue has a wonderful array of dishes and specialty pieces.
Versatile use of Roza
Q: Are there any other occasions you envision using your Roza pieces for?
A: Sarah’s birthday is coming up!
Tablescape must-haves for everyday and for the holidays
Q: What are your everyday tablescape must-haves? In what ways does it differ from your holiday design?
A: Our most used items include bamboo flatware, rattan placemats, and block printed linens. Our holiday design features elevated glassware and tall taper candles that we wouldn’t necessarily use everyday.
Tips on creating a sophisticated setting
Q: Can you share any tips and tricks on styling a table and creating a sophisticated setting?
A: Layering! Starting with your tablecloth, layer placemats, dinner plates, salad plates, napkins, and napkin rings on top. All of the little details are what brings the table to life. Each layer shows you went the extra step and put thought into what made it into your tablescape.
Molly and Sarah’s Inspiration behind choosing textiles
“We’re also inspired by bygone eras…, and fashion”
Q: When choosing textiles for your home, what inspires you and catches your eye?
A: We find inspiration everywhere! Traveling especially always serves as a creative reset. We’re also inspired by bygone eras, vintage shopping, interiors, art, and fashion, to name a few!