Interior decorator and hostess extraordinaire Jillian Kliewer shows us how to throw your first-ever holiday gathering， below. Want more？ Check out Jillian’；s holiday gathering-inspired collection.？
Fall is a perfect time to gather friends and cook a big feast! ？Welcoming friends and family into our home has always been a no brainer. ？My husband and I share in the joy of having people around all the time and so hosting a dinner gathering is nothing new for us.pillow cover home decor
As a designer and lover of everything interiors， there are a few things that I think need to be done before your guests arrive (besides the cooking!)…
Have in the room only what you’d like to share with your guests. ？Old newspapersfrench linen cushion covers， amazon boxes， funky craft projects –； these need to be put away so your guest can walk into a clean space free of your daily clutter. ？
This year I’m exercising a minimalist mindset and focusing in on the small details without being holiday specific. I look to the seasonal colors of produce as my guide. I used purple cabbage as decor， colorful cocktails with sprigs of fresh thyme， and dried rose petals sprinkled on chocolate truffles…ah yum! yes you can eat them. ？
Amuse-bouche! French for appetizer— I like to set out little snacks around where guest will be hanging out. ？A couple beautiful cheeses on a marble board and little bowls of dried fruit and nuts are a great addition and can keep guest happy while you finish up in the kitchen.
You have to have flowers. Go the morning of your party to a flower market or florist to pick up seasonal pops of color for the buffet table and centerpiece. ？If you can use greenery from your own yard or garden that’s even better! ？Simple ivy or green leafs and branches make a big impact on a simple table arrangement.
Photos and copy by： Jillian Kliewer
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