Thought I would share a little of what is inspiring me these days in the way of table settings…
This table was my absolutely favorite from the Architectural Digest DIFFA tables last year. The elegant attention to detail, color, proportion and theme made this table absolutely stunning. Unlike many tablescape event tables, this one was designed with the perfect amount of restraint and discipline, where people sitting at this table would actually be able to enjoy cross table conversations and food.
Simple and elegant. This setting lets the stemware and candle light play off of each other with simple, sophisticated flower arrangements that will not impede conversation.
Clever use of succulents.
Alex Hitz: Classy. Classic. If you have the finer things in life, USE them!
Here citrus makes a beautiful design statement.
Ralph Lauren, rustic, balanced, classic. (but good luck conversing with anybody across the table.)
Julie Lloyd, master entertainer, has endless ways to creatively set a table. It is always an honor to be a guest at her table.
This very feminine and sweet coral theme, or is it Carl?
The focus here is on the guest. Detailed, unfussy, the rest of the table was refreshingly simple. But once the meal is served, the table theme is gone. Sidenote: this is the only time in my entire life I have ever had a nice thought about baby’s breath… it works here.
If in doubt, look it up. For a little refresher on place setting etiquette from Emily Post, see Table Setting Guide.