March 22, 2010

Tabletop Inspiration: Casual Chic

This could by my very favorite tabletop of the moment. Apart from the dominant white (which I adore), I loved the idea of a long plank of wood anchoring the center pieces. What a great idea!
Another great idea: rustic, distressed wood with shiny, sparkling silver - an unexpected pairing that says, "causal chic."
Oh and then those feathers! Feathers are popping up everywhere in floral arrangements these days. At first, I resisted them but now I can't seem to get enough of them!
Simple plates, silverware, and napkins are the perfect undistracting background that let the beautiful florals and feathers truly steal the shows.

And of course, the menu! What a fun and easy DIY project to do for your next dinner party!

*photography by Karen Mordechai for Sunday Suppers

20 comments:

My Passport to Style said...

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Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

The plank of wood is such a beautiful way to anchor a table. I'm dying to try it, maybe with a piece of beach wood --something to look for on my walks this week at the beach. Lovely!

xo Mary Jo

A Perfect Gray said...

lovely post. agreed, the wood and silver make a great combination...

Debby Lee said...

I love the menu idea, it is so pretty too.

The Zhush said...

Love that plank of wood idea, must remember!

ashlina said...

oooh great collection of pics. i do love that menu board. im keeping that in my mind files...i have got to do something like that for my next party!
:)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I love the candle pots (?) with the lacy doilies, so pretty

Simply Luxurious said...

Love this idea. Thanks for sharing. I'm definitely bookmarking this.

SogniSorrisi said...

Beautiful! Love the feathers and the menu.

I love the look of a full, decorated table but I always find that I can't do too much because then there's no room for the food!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

These are gorgeous- love the idea of adding feathers.

Lise Jørgensen said...

That is so beautiful, gives that little extra to the table with the wood.. Love it!

I'm Lindsey Lou! said...

If I ever get around to hosting a grown-up dinner party, then I will most defintely refer back to this excellent list. I'm kind of loving everything here actually.

Laura Trevey said...

Gorgeous flowers.... they always brighten up the table!

rebecca said...

All so pretty! You posted at a perfect time because I am just starting to create some dining room centerpieces.

MamaGriff said...

There's something about white flowers in a silver vase....so fresh!! It's interesting - feathers made a splash in the wedding world; even sewn on wedding gowns and used as hair accessories for the bride. Now, they're making themselves known on table tops....I think I LIKE it :)

Creategirl said...

This is a fantastic idea! I love the contrast of the wood to the table linens. Can't wait to try this out on the deck...another plus it will help everything not fly away! Great post!

Moosette said...

Ooh... love it all! I too had reservations about feathers in flower bouquets but I am slowly jumping on board! I do LOVE the doilys on the glasses! Such a great/simple idea!

Kathysue said...

Love the texture of the dark wood with the silver and pretty flowers, Great idea and it is definitley going in my design files. Kathysue

Raru said...

So much inspiration here. Thank you so much for sharing.

Raru

::levina:: said...

great post...very inspiring.

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