Posts Labeled ‘tablescape’

Beautiful Orange and White Arrangement

I simply adore this arrangement featured on One Charming Party. As they suggest, it would be perfect for Mother’s Day. I could also see it as part of a Spring tablescape, a ladies’ tea, a bridal shower…. The bright orange color and the pops of citrus make it a happy addition to any table!

orange centerpiece via One Charming Party

Beautiful, Simple Holiday Centerpieces

There are lots of ways to dress up your dinner table to impress holiday guests. Special china, unique glassware, pretty napkins… Adding a centerpiece, however, always helps to complete the tablescape.  Whether it be flowers, fruit, or even pinecones, a holiday centerpiece does not need to be complicated to be impactful. Check out these simple ideas from Martha Stewart for beautiful, do-it-yourself centerpieces.

Cranberry Flower Frog

Fresh cut flowers are a traditional centerpiece for any dinner table. What makes this beautiful centerpiece unique are the cranberries in the vase. The pop of red color is gorgeous against the white flowers and stay in the color scheme of the holidays.

Amaryllis Candle Centerpiece

This is another beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table. This time the flowers are red and the candles are white but you can swap out different colors to match. Depending on the length of your table, line up three to four of these centerpieces to brighten up the whole table!

Beautiful Fall Tablescape

I am always looking for inspiration for beautiful tablescapes. This one, featured in Southern Living and designed by Elizabeth Demos, is absolutely beautiful. I love the punch that the orange napkins provide; the bare, exposed rustic table contrasted with elegant upholstered chairs; and the tiered, multi-level centerpiece. What inspiration for a beautiful Fall tablescape!

Tablescape by Elizabeth Demos via Southern Living

Summertime Placecards

Placecards are not only a fun way to strategically seat people around your dining table, but they are also a great opportunity to add a pop of decor to your table. A terra cotta pot with moss and a personalized dusty miller or lamb’s ear would make for a beautiful summertime placecard. I also love how this one is set on a pretty saucer which pulls it all together.

pretty summertime place card via Country Living

Sucker for Seersucker

Everywhere I look I see seersucker — a fabric that epitomizes summertime. Aprons, tablecloths, napkins… it’s everywhere and I love it!


Dransfield & Ross seersucker napkins

Southern Living tablescape

India Rose seersucker apron

India Rose Seersucker Bag

Take Me to the Sea!

Growing up, I lived in a small coastal town in Massachusetts where boating and beaching were just part of life. It’s around this time every year when I get homesick and have a hankering for the ocean, the sand, and the salty sea air.  Too bad we live three hours away from the nearest beach! Not to worry, there are all kinds of ways to bring the ocean to you — like doing some nautical-themed entertaining. Here are some images to inspire.

Invitation by Mr Boddington

recycled sail coasters from Sea Bags via Country Living

nautical cupcake topper via Country Living

nautical tablescape via Martha Stewart

custom cocktail napkins via Style Me Pretty

nautical escort card via Style Me Pretty

High Style and Design at the Corcoran Ball

The 56th Annual Corcoran Ball was the place to be this past weekend. The event is one of the most prestigious fundraisers in DC and hours upon hours are spent making sure it is one of, if not the most, beautiful galas in town. The Corcoran Ball raises money for the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its many important education and outreach programs. The often one thousand or more guests in attendance all come out to support the Gallery and to have a fabulous time.

One of the highlights of the evening is the way that the galleries are decorated and the design of the tablescapes that the guests sit at. The event is catered and designed annually by Occasions Caterers, one of DC’s premiere catering companies, in conjunction with the Gala Committee. I had the opportunity to walk through the Gala to see the beautiful tablescapes and unique touches Occasions created for the guests of the Ball.

Congratulations to the Corcoran and to Occasions for a gorgeous event!

Flowers are by Jack Lucky, lighting by Light-olutions, and equipment/rentals and tenting are by Perfect Settings.

the main floor

double napkins are all the rage

these chandeliers are stunning

the view from above

triple plates and a dramatic napkin fold

tassled chair topper

purple + red = drama

rose petals dot the plate

forgive the photo... here is stunning, masculine setting perfect for the charcoal-paneled room

lush texture makes for a stunning arrangement

I love this napkin fold

yellow is always so cheery; paired with black it packs a punch

each plate around the table had a different letter on it, drawing from the "alphabet" tablecloth

I adore this chair cushion. It is the epitome of feminine.

sparkle, sparkle, sparkle

here, umbrellas are a fun way to add height to a room with a seemingly limitless ceiling

I love the repetition of circles in this tablescape

this flatware is adorable

forgive the fuzzy photo of this beautifully canopied table grouping

copper, mint, and brick red is a fabulous combination

once again, the chair cushions are divine

the canopy

a tropical wonderland

a coconut water glass -- too clever!

mod tables with a pop of poppies

cocktail tables in the late night party space

lounge area for the late night party

gorgeous planters each filled with one type of flower line the grand staircase

Making a comeback: Lace

A client of mine has been hunting for the perfect lace tablecloths for her upcoming wedding. Her vision for using lace is on the cusp of a rising trend of incorporating lace elements into entertaining and wedding designs.  Here are some beautiful examples.

wheat bouquet with chocolate lace wrap, via JL Designs

doily runner via Donna Hay

lace clip art-wrapped napkins via Martha Stewart

lacy tablescape via Style Me Pretty

lace tablecloth over pale blue cotton cloth

Chantilly lace table linens via Neiman Marcus