Savannah designer and stylist Elizabeth Demos looks to nature’s best for her warm table. “I wanted it to be rustic and woodsy—sans gnomes,” Elizabeth says. “A fabulous table setting can be as close as the local tree service, the farmers’ market, or your own backyard.” She stresses there are no rules when it comes to a lovely tablescape. “You don’t have to use objects for their intended purposes. I used petite tart tins for individual salt and pepper holders and canning jars for candleholders. Look at your own possessions in a different way,” Elizabeth says. “Dig deep in your cabinets. There are some gems hiding in there.” She also loves to shop estate sales and the Web (etsy.com is a favorite source) to score great accessories.
Oil painting: by Bert John; bertjohn.com.
Hotel silver, chairs, linen draperies, and glassware: Vintage General; vintagegeneral.com.