The holiday season is finally here, and this means many there are many opportunities for family and friends to gather together and create memories that will last a lifetime. From intimate family gatherings in the dining room, cocktail parties with passed hors d’oeuvres, to elegant sit down dinners, there are a number of things that you can do to make this holiday season a memorable one.

Gathering Around the Dining Table

Personalize your dining table and turn it into a work of art using a natural stone that reflects the personality of you and your family.

This Calacatta Cielo marble table has a custom petrified wood edge detail, giving the shape of this table an organic and natural feel. The linear pattern in the Calacatta Cielo is reminiscent of the natural striations that occur in wood, tying the two different materials together in a romantic way.

Photo courtesy of Aria Stone Gallery.

Round dining tables are perfect for creating a more intimate, cozy gathering as everyone is able to see everyone else, which allows for a better flow of conversation. This table, designed by April Hannah, was designed using Aria Stone Gallery’s Agata granite and is the newest addition to April Hannah’s Totem Collection, wherein each stone shape interlocks with the other to create a seamless and sculptural form.

Image courtesy of Aria Stone Gallery, featuring April Hannah’s Lotus Dining Table.

Tablescapes

When setting the table, take notes from blogger, Carrie Colbert, and incorporate pops of color within a monochrome stone setting to set the stage for a bright and cheerful appearance. Customize accent colors based upon your personal tastes and unique creative style to make your setting relatable and bursting with life.

Images from this photo shoot are courtesy of Carrie Colbert, taken in Aria Stone Gallery’s Houston Showroom. Featuring Agata granite Tabletop and Statuario marble bookmatch feature wall.

Accessories and Hostess Gifts

When it is time for you to be the guest at a holiday soiree, don’t forget to bring your host or hostess a gift to show them how much you appreciate their hospitality. Bring a small token of your appreciation such as a marble candle to warm up a cozy space or a personalized custom marble tray from Aria Stone Gallery.

Above photos are courtesy of Aria Stone gallery. The image on the left features Aria Stone Gallery’s custom marble trays using: Colorado Gold Marble, White Beauty Marble, Calacatta Gold Borghini Extra Marble (from top to bottom). The image on the right shows Aria Stone Gallery’s custom marble candle. Price upon request at www.ariastonegallery.com.

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