With the height of summer in full swing and cloaked in the bright, vibrant hues of the season, we’ve set a table of feminine respite in a palette of citron and gray. Perfect for afternoon brunch or a bridal luncheon, we’ve brought the garden to the table with this bright and ladylike setting.
We first started with Jane Churchill’s Aston Stripe in Yellow and Gray. A departure from a standard stripe, its varying widths added a sense of lightness to the overall look. Using the backdrop to drive our palette, we selected our Shagreen Placemat in Gray – a subtle and polished way to include texture with a touch of modernity.
Kim has acquired a considerable collection of vintage and antique dinnerware from her travels and is always seeking an opportunity to use them. These vintage dessert plates that Kim found while antiquing in Paris were the perfect addition to Jaune de Chrome’s Big Bang Dinner Plates in Gold. Its raised floral design features finely hand-painted blooms and was a foolproof way to add color.
Continuing with our garden theme, we paired our Tree Peony Napkin Ring with our East West Napkin in White and Citron. The embroidered scroll pattern was a lovely way to incorporate a curvilinear and graceful shape. To showcase the beautiful design of each dessert plate, we placed the napkins next to each setting.
Forgoing a single, full centerpiece we opted for an array of glass bud vases in various shapes and sizes to trail down the center of the table. Small posies of fringed tulips, freesias, and scabiosa all in white completed this garden look.