table settings meet fashion

As part of the 3 table event I hosted at Furbish, we discussed fashion and make-up for each event style! Make-up artist Emily McHugh provided make-up styling and tips for each table design, and I offered some fashion correlations for each setting. Here’s a quick download on it! (See the blog post below for the details on the menu and table settings.)

This citrus and white ensemble from Louis Vuitton seemed to evoke the feeling of our coral and white table, though the color palette is not an exact match. For this look Emily talked about coral lips and we discussed how there are many versions of coral, with blue, orange, yellow, grey, and other undertones.

The rustic, earthy chic look of this casual table brought to mind this fall’s Anthropologie catalog. A great match, don’t you think? Emily discussed beautiful, healthy skin for this pared down look.

I designed this table setting this summer after seeing the Chanel pre-fall ad. This ad campaign inspired us to no end this year, as it tapped into a blend of earthy, glam, and history that felt so appropriate to me and my design style. Emily correlated this look to the smoky eye, and we discussed how blues, purples, greys,  can all be used to create a smoky effect.

 

3 looks (and menus) for the holiday table

Special thanks to Chris Jorda for providing all the photography for this spread!

Early this month I had an amazing time hosting an event for some gal pals, featuring 3 ways to style your holiday party, including 3 menus and 3 coordinating tablescapes.

I wanted to share the tips I provided at my party with you too. Below I take you through the tables and menus, all based around our low-key luxe, natural design style.

#1 CLASSIC & ELEGANT

This look features a white, pale green, and coral color palette. The look is linear and symmetrical.

Here I styled a buffet table with coral berries, coral and white roses in silver cups, and silver, white, and pale green ornaments. Long white serving trays are a simple classic way to serve food, and play up the lines of this table layout.

Pale green textured linen layered over a classic white tablecloth adds a bit of earthiness to the sparkle and bold color.

MENU

I paired this tablescape with brunch inspired hors d’oeuvres.

  • Olive, tomato, thyme tartlets
  • Twice baked potatoes
  • Salad rolls
  • Laduree macarons
  • Rosemary and blood orange mimosas

 

#2 EARTHY CHIC

This look features a white, deep green, bronze, and golden color palette. The look features a loose layout and casual feeling.

I styled our marble and wood table with a rustic, yet chic collection of earthenware plates and bowls, textured linen napkins, bright green glasses, and a beautiful floral arrangement featuring fall leaves, white roses, greenery, and some gold accents.

MENU

I paired this setting with casual foods with a bit of kick to them!

  • Deviled eggs
  • Spicy tomato soup
  • Grilled cheese with white cheddar, pear, and harissa
  • Chocolate chip, peanut cinnamon cookies with ice cream
  • Pear cider

 

#3 DRAMATIC & GLAM

This look features a deep royal blue, taupe, bronze, gold, beige, and purple color palette. The look is formal, but edgy and earthy as well.

I styled this formal table setting with cream and gold china, golden utensils, trays loaded with jewel like stones, pearl napkin rings, and blue velvet runner. The florals feature white roses, purple grapes and deep burgundy leaves in a golden box container.

MENU

This table was inspired by a Byzantine look, so I paired it with traditional Greek and Turkish foods.

  • Marinated Haloumi cheese
  • Spiced Carrot Salad
  • Greek yogurt with pomegranate paste
  • Eggplant stew and couscous with turkish apricots and pistachio
  • Fig and chocolate cake
  • Sparkling red wine

Reach out to us for your own custom designs for your entertaining and holiday needs. And please check out the amazing photography of Chris Jorda for your next event.