Jacqueline Kennedy Style – An Inspired Tablescape

For decades, Jacqueline Kennedy has inspired millions with her classic style. Today, we are celebrating Jacqueline Kennedy with a table setting designed in her honor…

Jackie Kennedy Style Table Setting:

Table Setting Inspired by Jackie Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy Inspired Table Setting - Jackie Kennedy Style

Since Jackie Kennedy was known for wearing black and white, I used those colors in my table setting.

The black and white is a nice contrast to the red walls in my dining room.  If you want to see my updated wall color in this room, be sure to visit a more recent table setting in my dining room.

Pearl Napkin Rings- Jackie Kennedy Style

“Pearls are always appropriate.”  – Jacqueline Kennedy

Pearl napkin ring around black napkin - Jackie Kennedy style table


Because most of the time you would see Jackie wearing pearls. I used some for napkin rings.

(These are just inexpensive bracelets from Five Below).

Black and White Place Setting - Jackie Kennedy Inspired

Of course, we can’t forget the stripes.  How many times did you see photographs of Jackie wearing stripes?

As soon as I saw these place mats, I knew I wanted to use them in my Jacqueline Kennedy style table setting.

White Peony - One of Jackie Kennedy's Favorite Flowers

White peonies were one of Jacqueline Kennedy’s favorite flowers.

Since I didn’t have any real peonies, I bought these are artificial ones from Michael’s.

Jackie Kennedy Inspired Table Setting

While decorating the table, I considered using a white table cloth but then decided I preferred the way the wood shows under the table settings.

Plus, the wood reminds me of the Presidential Yacht The Honey Fitz which was the nick name for John F. Kennedy’s maternal grandfather.  I was fortunate enough to spend an afternoon on the Honey Fitz at a corporate event many years ago in New York City!  A once in a lifetime opportunity and I didn’t bring a camera!

Black and White Table Setting - Jackie Kennedy Style

Preserved Boxwood centerpiece

Since boxwoods are very common on the White House lawn, it seemed fitting to use my preserved one for the centerpiece.

Black and White Formal Table - Jackie Style

Jackie Kennedy Inspired

Jackie Kennedy was a dog lover so I guess it was only appropriate for my Rosie to photo-bomb these last two pictures!

Sources to create a Jackie Kennedy Style Tablescape

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  1. I love the pearls as napkin rings, very creative the way you tied in everything to the Kennedy's, even the dog! 🙂

  2. Very sophisticated table, yet with simple elegance, less is more goes with this lovely style. love it, I loved Jaquelyn Kennedy too, she had great style and poise, and this is a greattable to represent her style. She wore a lot of pearls, and loved the pearl napkin rings (bracelets….what a great idea). My grand daughter dogs name is Rosie too, but she isa lil prissy long haired chijuajua. Enjoyed your post.blessings, Nellie

  3. Gorgeous, the tailored placemats and the pearls really do make me think of Jackie O.

  4. Love your theme and your beautiful table setting! So fun to plan out something like this! Did you know my dog's name is Rosie as well? Anyway, loved getting to finally see one of your posts again! Hope you are doing well! We sell those preserved boxwoods at my shop as well! They are so easy to work with and make such a statement!

  5. Such a pretty table setting, Shelley! It would be fun for a girls' dinner or book club. Hope your boys appreciated it! 🙂

  6. I love J Kennedy's style. She was a woman I really looked up too for lots of reasons when she was first ldy especially. Your table setting in lovely, Touch of class and sophistication. Visiting from Home & Garden Thursday. Happy Weekend. Linda @bushelandapickle.com

  7. Shelley, I LOVE the black and white scheme!! And the napkin rings – such a clever idea to use bracelets. So sophisticated and pretty, just like Jackie!

  8. I'm sure she'd love this tablescape – be honored! So elegant! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,Kathy

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