Spring has sprung and what better way to welcome this glorious (and oh-so pretty) season with a happy and playful spring brunch (or maybe lunch or dinner)!
I had the pleasure of styling this spring tablescape at the Trenton location in the most welcoming spot, next to the stunning stone fireplace which greets customers when they first walk up to the showroom floor. We selected the beautiful Kingstown dining table which boasts fabulous curves and exquisite detail and that can be dressed up or down, which is such a bonus (seriously, the legs on this piece are amazing). I love that the table can easily sit up to 8 people comfortably and the fact that it has a butterfly insert, which allows you to customize the length to your preference. The chairs are absolute knock outs with their “x”
Now if your budget allows for it and you have the space, definitely consider going for a sideboard. I especially love how the Kingston Server has a dedicated space for bottles of wine and that is has both drawers and cupboards, which provide ample storage. It’s also the perfect spot to place your dessert while your guests enjoy the first course!
When planning your tablescape, you want to take a couple of things into consideration for a cohesive look.
Theme (in our case, Spring) and colours. I chose a colour palette of blues, purples, greens, touches of pink and hints of yellow.
Once you have these two decisions made, you can then get to selecting your pieces, yay! It’s great to start with a “jumping off point”. Something that sets the tone for the Tablescape and helps determine your direction. The floral fabric table runner was the jumping off point for this tablescape. I paired it with green placemats which were topped with woven chargers and purple napkins that feature a playful pompom trim. Watercolour place cards welcome guests to their seats and vintage candlesticks and crystal glasses add a touch of character to the overall feel. Tip: don’t be afraid to mix and match dishes and finishes, mixing and matching allows you to create your personalized look!
When selecting your flowers, remember to keep your colour palette in mind. You can go with a bunch of the same flower (a large grouping of tulips would be so lovely), or you can create your own arrangement as done here, just always think of colour. Instead of a vase, I chose a planter that gives a nod to the upcoming gardening season (my favourite!). I kept the arrangement relatively low in height so that it wouldn’t break any of the guests line of sight, keeping conversation flowing! A few roses placed in glass cups (yes! I absolutely love to use items other than vases for flowers) finish off the table.
Try to set up as much as you can the day before your party. The less work you have to do the day of, the better! Now all that’s left is to welcome your guests and to celebrate the upcoming spring season over a delicious meal!