Posts Tagged ‘table settings’

September 17th, 2013 No Comments

at home with carolyne roehm

Since we started off the week yesterday with an image from one of my favorite floral books (Bringing Nature Home) I thought I’d continue the week with my favorite books for inspiration. I’ve always been a fan of Carolyne Roehm and I often go to her book “At Home with Carolyne Roehm” for seasonal table setting and decorating inspiration. Although my tables are usually a bit more minimal I love her over the top parties and gorgeous setting of her home. It reminds me a lot of the Ralph Lauren aesthetic. What is so nice about this book is … Read more

September 13th, 2013 1 Comment

How to plan the perfect baby shower (hint: start with the mom-to-be’s favorite colors)

An outdoor baby shower luncheon hosted by her best friends and family is any girls dream. White Peacock Events planned and styled this pretty shower, they said, “we wanted it to be girly and elegant”, and the talented Melissa Mlejnek photographed all the fun. (Don’t forget to hire a professional photographer for such a memorable occasion so you and your guests can just relax and enjoy!) What’s the best way to start to plan a party like this? By starting with a color palette. The momma to be’s favorite colors are gray and lavender so that became the … Read more

September 10th, 2013 No Comments

2 in 1: glass vase place card holders for your table setting under $3 each

I love browsing through the site and finding great products like this glass place card holder. The holder has a hole in the top for your flowers and a slit in the front for your place card. This is wonderful for any season or holiday- tulips at each setting for spring… a pine branch for winter… the possibilities are endless. They are currently on sale for about $2.75 each and come in sets of 8. -Lynn Butler Beling (calligraphy courtesy Gail Brill Design)

September 4th, 2013 No Comments

Weddings & Celebrations: Metal Table Numbers from Gauge nyc

Meet Paul Smotrys, metalsmith of Gauge nyc. Paul actually made metal table numbers for me for a wedding I styled for Martha Stewart Weddings at the Rainbow Room, way back…a long time ago. We recently met up again at the National Stationery Show in New York City and I’m so happy to see that he has a jewelry line as well which you can buy directly on his shop.  I find most people are always stumped on what to do for their table numbers for their wedding or a large event. These metal numbers stand up on … Read more

January 15th, 2013 No Comments

tabletop: mix old & new, metallics with black & white to create a very personalized setting

Pull out your favorite things from your cabinets….maybe even your grandmother’s china that’s been boxed in the attic to create an eclectic mix of old and new. Look around your house too, maybe you have a collection of small boxes, a gold leaf plate on your nightstand that holds your earrings- pull it all together to group on your table or sideboard. That little dish could now hold candy or sugar cubes, boxes could hold tea bags.. and so on. Black and white are so classic that the color palette is a great cohesive glue to allow you to combine … Read more

December 5th, 2012 No Comments

weddings with matthew robbins: bring a welcoming, friendlier edge to vibrant red by pairing it with light tones & accents

“Red is often a color we all shy away from or we completely embrace. There isn’t much compromise when it comes to this vibrant color. I love red tones but don’t always enjoy going the typical route of pairing red with other jewel tones. A great way to bring a welcoming, friendlier edge to this intense color is to pair it with softer, lighter tones and accents as I did here. Instead of a deep, rich table linen I chose a textured, golden wheat tone. The dinner napkins were also an elegant golden yellow tone and even the votive candles … Read more