Thanksgiving is nearly upon us—a holiday filled with family, food, friends, and yes, furniture. As you prepare to give thanks for everything in your life, don’t overlook the importance of a strategy for each potential scenario at your gathering. From encounters with your siblings’ significant others to too many cooks in the kitchen, Brook has you covered with our Furniture Guide to Thanksgiving (floor plans may vary).
If you’re going to stir the pot, we suggest doing it the old-fashioned way. The gravy’s not going to perfect itself.
Pull up a seat at the counter and get to know your brother’s significant other. If nothing else, you might find common ground in the white meat vs. dark meat debate.
The Dining Room
At the risk of stating the obvious… all that food needs a place to land. Have a seat at this mid-century modern centerpiece, and pass the potatoes before they’re cold!
Between food rounds 1 and 2 is a perfect time to refill your drink at the bar. And while you’re at it, pour everyone who cooked another glass of wine—they deserve it.
The Living Room
Debate over dishes? A child melting down? Quick—steal a post-meal snooze while they’re not paying attention.
Take a break from the adults (and the adult conversation) and spend some quality time with the littler ones. Play a game, do a puzzle, or bring back your inner child with some pre-dessert LEGOs.
Time to settle in and watch your team take the field. We recommend not moving until halftime… for health and safety purposes.
Kick up your feet during the big game. Just be sure to take your shoes off, if you know what’s good for you.
Take a quick timeout to text your friends back, check in on your fantasy team, or give those who aren’t here a call. Just watch out for the pile of coats…
Shoot out a response to your boss’s last-minute email, if you must. But make it quick—the pumpkin pie is making its way to the table as we speak.