Designing a Table Setting & Beyond (Part I)

July 3, 2015 in Michael's Blog

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When designing a table setting, I like to take a look beyond the table. In this beautiful white space the chandelier intrigued me with its twig motif. I wanted to bring all the elements together to create a unified look that would flatter the whole room.

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The chandelier’s form seemed ideal to pair with coral branches as the centerpiece. I paired these with white peonies a flower that is a great contrast to the architectural nature of the coral.

 

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The natural elements continue with the rush placemats and the bamboo handled cutlery. The vases for the peonies echo that natural look.

 

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Blue and white never fails to please. Blue itself is a color of endless possibilities as it ranges from the palest ‘baby’ blue to sky blue to the deepest of Cobalts. The glasses here are cobalt, the table cloth is in a shade of French blue.

 

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Even the china continues the natural theme. These pretty ‘petal’ plates are perfect for a ladies’ lunch and a lovely complement to the embroidered napkins from our hostess’ linen collection.

 

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Next time you want to set a fabulous table, look around and see how you can bring elements to the table that enhance the whole room.