One of my closest friends, Paula, emailed me with a design challenge. The pattern in the center is china given to her by her grandmother. She loves the pattern, but feels it looks a bit dated. She asked me to try and give it a fresh look. Paula likes modern, clean lines and I tried to keep this in mind while designing her table.
Don't be afraid to mix patterns! Ikat for the tablecloth picks up the silver in the plates.
Four separate floral arrangements in white cubes with square votives are a modern twist to a classic look.
The charger has a silver hob nail design which will frame the china.
Lucite napkin rings and chairs add pop. Don't want to buy them? Rent them!
Modern wine and water glasses mixed with silver flutes are a little more interesting than all matching glasses.
You can easily have menu cards printed or print them yourself for a nice added detail. I wanted a hip graphic for this table rather than a classic script.
Paula has traveled through India and I thought she would love the place card holders. Elephants also bring good luck which seemed like a good omen for a new year!