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Set The Table With...Culinary Influencer Stephanie Nass who is Mad for Plaid this Holiday Season

Right now, dinner party dreams are just that: dreams. But Homeworthy is here to make them a reality – at least, without any guests. We've asked an eclectic mix of notables to set the table they wish they could invite people to and share all the details for our series, "Set The Table With..." This week we're featuring Stephanie Nass who is New York City's ultimate hostess! She also has her own line of tabletop decor like these festive wreath napkins and how about this pretty tartan tablecloth?

HOMEWORTHY: What was your inspiration for this tablescape?

STEPHANIE NASS: My earliest association with this white stewart plaid is an old scarf from the now closed Best & Co., children's store on Greenwich Avenue. I wanted to create a matchimalist tablescape around this beloved print. (Note: the linens and candles are part of Stephanie's line!)

HOMEWORTHY: What is your process for setting a table?

SN: I assemble all of the goods I will need to set the table. Then I lay the tablecloth. Next I lay the chargers, plates, flatware, then glassware - this way I know how much room is free for the centerpiece. Create the centerpiece. Add napkins, napkin rings, and placecard holders as the finishing touches. I wait until an hour before the event to write the names on placecards, as there are often last minute changes. I wait until a minute before the event to light candles

HOMEWORTHY: How many places did you set for this dinner and why?

SN: We're being vigilant about gathering only small groups because of the Covid regulations. This table is set for 8, and if I had my druthers I would invite friends whom I haven't seen since before the spring lockdown.

HOMEWORTHY: Do you envision a certain music playlist for this meal?

SN: Classical music. Tchaikovsky ...


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