It's Not JUST a Table.
Coming up with a theme, color scheme, or concept is a lot of work! But then, you then have to bring a lot of other elements together too in order to bring what you’ve dreamed up to life. Reaching aesthetic excellence at your event can be challenging; you want to have an eye-catching concept that guests are sure to remember, without overwhelming them. For any banquet-style event, your tablescape is going to be one of the most important aesthetic elements. Because your tables will be the most prominent thing in your event space, achieving a great tablescape will put you well on your way to achieving a great look for your event!
Let’s walk through how I made each decision to put together my favorite tablescape design at my most recent Open House Event:
This Kate Spade inspired concept is great for birthdays, graduations, and bridal showers. The look is very classy, Upper East Side Manhattan.
1. With a base color scheme of black and white, it was important to add accent colors—in this case, hot pink and gold. I also wanted to incorporate some symmetrical prints (e.g. stripes, polka-dots, chevron) like Kate Spade does in her designs.
2. To start, I chose a black and white striped, floor-length, satin tablecloth—satin in this design elevates the look more than a regular cotton linen would—with a solid hot pink napkin.
3. I also integrated prints in the drinking glasses, mixing different patterns and colors.
4. I wanted the table to be full and appear busy, to reflect the busyness of New York City, without being overwhelming. I did so by
adding three different glasses (water, wine, & champagne), gold chargers, and a salad plate to the regular place setting of a gold-
rimmed dinner plate, napkin, and flatware. The solidity of these elements, aside from the water glasses, balanced out the prints.
5. To bring the look together, I chose silver flatware that had gold accents. I don’t typically like mixing silver and gold; I prefer they
remain mutually exclusive. However this kept the flatware from clashing with the existing gold on the table.
6. With the essential elements chosen, the centerpiece and other accent features finished the table off. I had the florist create the
centerpiece in a shopping bag from a Kate Spade store; with dahlias, lisianthus, and garden roses in shades of pink and white
(peonies, when in season, would be a great addition) the centerpiece made it clear to guests what I was going for with the look.
7. The menu and place cards were the finishing touches, designed by Olive + Fig & Co., which both incorporated gold and pink accents and elegant fonts.
8. With everything brought together for the final product, I loved how the concept turned out in real time!
Visit our Gallery page for more photos of our Kate Spade tablescape!
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