We have had so many beautiful tabletop looks in the shop so far this season, I have been truly in awe of our visual teams’ creations. This is the perfect time of year to let your settings speak for themselves in a way. During the holiday seasons we get caught up in the glitz and glam, however spring and summer are times when simplicity shines and textiles and texture can take centerstage.
Patterned placemats are a fantastic way to introduce some interest to a table setting. We have been playing with repeating patterns in the shop that enhance and build upon dish designs for a stunning and cohesive look. Using the same (or similar) patterns and colors while building up a tabletop look creates depth without overpowering your table. We started creating this particular look around some of my favorite plates in the shop (at the moment). I love the intricate design on these stunning blue and white dishes and knew I could find some similar accessories to complement them.
Get creative with colored glass to create a bold look. While patterns might have allure when creating a table display, solids can be just as beautiful. A powerful colored glass brings texture and a pop of vibrancy to your table settings and give your eyes a place to rest. In this dreamy blue creation, we used solid deep azure to anchor our plate stack, then built it up by layering solid white and blue and white patterned pieces to create a balanced look that didn’t get too bottom heavy. This particular display would make a lovely outdoor table with its sturdy plates and dreamy sky-blue touches!
I am wild for wicker and rattan, especially during the spring and summer months! Organic textures are a wonderful addition to any table. Using rattan and fibrous accessories also eliminate the need for a host of colors while still creating an interesting and layered tabletop. We kept all hues to a minimum and only brought in a pop of earthy green to the setting to keep the focus on the plate! The simplicity of this look sings and I love the effect it has for a laid back dining experience.
With our Summer Open House around the corner, the tables in the shop are getting updated as we speak with red, white, and blue displays for the upcoming holidays and summer stems ready to bloom. I can’t wait to share these new looks with you! Until next time – happy decorating!