Tag Archives: place setting

Spring Lunch Under the Trees

It feels like it was just yesterday that we posted Timothy Corrigan’s out-of-this-world holiday entertaining style at the fabulous Château du Grand-Lucé. Five months later, the temperatures are steadily on the rise in the Loire Valley, and Timothy’s transitioning his parties from dinners by candlelight, to lunch in the garden. We caught up with the interior designer… read more


Little Things :: Including Them

For me, one of the most precious sounds is hearing my little people hone in on what they’re thankful for — really digging deep into that place where they realize that they have lots to be grateful for, even in their most “dire” of circumstances (like, not getting to have three cookies after dinner, or… read more


7 Best :: Simple Summer Tables

I go crazy over summer fashion and summer entertaining for the same reason: with both, the less fuss and more bare bones, the better. And how can you not love styling and setting a table that requires as little effort as possible to achieve a fabulous final product? I’ve got a few low key gatherings coming… read more


Get Carded

This week I’ve been up to my ears in table top shoots & event styling, so I’ve been digging deep in my inspiration files for elements to give each table its own unique personality. I couldn’t help sharing a few of the incredibly chic menu cards I stumbled across in my search. Ranging from clean… read more


A Proper English Picnic

Since we’re all about the summertime picnic today…I couldn’t resist sharing this too-cool-for-school boxed lunch spotted at the most stunning English wedding on 100 Layer Cake. After the ceremony, the couple planned a light picnic for their guests to enjoy on the lawn…as they cheered on a spontaneous cricket match, of course! Love the bamboo… read more


Get Happy

Is there any color palette that bursts with sunshine more than lemon yellow and grassy green? I spotted this perfectly-designed table (designed & shot by fellow Austinites Three Apples Events and She-n-He Photography) and couldn’t tear my eyes away. One element that makes this set-up so effective is the all-white background: linens, china and vases… read more


A Gilded Thanksgiving…on coco+kelley!

‘Tis the season to be thankful, my dears! In case you missed it, hop over to coco+kelley to see our glorious gilded Thanksgiving fantasy turned into a real-life fête.  It’s the perfect holiday to put a spin on tradition, so we’re trading in the usual brown & orange tones of fall & slipping into something a… read more


Easy Glam

If you caught today’s earlier feature on nonconformist candlesticks, this table setting (spotted in House Beautiful) falls in that same category of “laid-back glamour”, as one of our readers so eloquently put it. I am such a fan of the antique plate and the  square-footed Flavia goblet.  But this look truly reaches a new level… read more


Black Magic

Remember yesterday’s gorgeous tablescape in autumnal shades of amber & orange? Well, get ready for part two of fall table inspiration, although today’s design by fellow Texas Todd Fiscus is a study in contrast with moody lavender accented by dramatic black. This scheme really can work for a holiday meal, since its modern design incorporates… read more


On the Table

‘Tis the season for tricks & treats, and this Inkwell & Argent dinnerware from Anthropologie has a little of both. Love the playful take on a classic china pattern, and the inky, irregular motif would be so fitting for an October dinner party with a haunted house vibe. Sometimes an “imperfect” version of a classic… read more