Marrakesh collides with an elegant high tea in this outdoor setting. The pink lantern overhead throws in ethnic-inspired style, color and fun. Photo by Bret Gum. Tags: Romantic Homes, Entertaining, tablescapes, Romantic Bohemian, dining room
Pull out your favorite pieces, which include a mismatch of items including teacups from Anthropolgie used as serving bowls, vintage finds and multi-colored glasses. Photo by Bret Gum.
Granny rose-printed china loses its fussy formality when displayed on a bare table. A centerpiece of carnations, a romantic but not-so-serious bloom with its cool kitsch, plays along with the theme. Photo by Jamiee Itagaki.
Find uses for all your pieces and layer dish over dish for added impact. Photo by Jamiee Itagaki.
The whimsy carries over to serving pieces used as flower vessels and pink donuts served in silver. Photo by Jamiee Itagaki.
Liven up an outdoor setting by using your good dining pieces. A romantic quilt breathes new life to a table when used as a tablecloth. Wine glasses big enough to stow mini apples and napkins tied with bows and flowers are the attention to details guests will appreciate. Photo by Jamiee Itagaki.
An outdoors affair is doused with nostalgic elements that recall lunch at the club and picnics with grandma. Adrienne Caldwell begins her table’s treatment with a vintage tablecloth. “If it is too small or is square on a round table, I put it over a white or lace tablecloth,” she says. Other must haves include cloth napkins, wine carafes for garden cuttings, buckets, old watering cans, thermos, enamelware coffee pots, multi-colored Depression glass pieces, vintage jars and cans. “I love the unstructured look. I use vintage cream and sugar bowls to hold tea lights, which gives the table a romantic glow,” says Adrienne. A mix and match of checks, polka dots, stripes and flower patterns flow together as they all share the color red. Photo by Jamiee Itagaki.
For designer Noel Solomon a table can be the platform for a show-stopping spectacle. Photo by Jacqueline deMontravel
The true scene-stealer is her handmade flowers, which appear to be a marriage between Coco Chanel and Walt Disney. Photo by Jacqueline deMontravel
"I love creating an unforgettable place for guests to gather around. Dress your table with art while keeping it functional,” says Noel. Photo by Jacqueline deMontravel
She adds different textures, shapely forms and a bit of the unexpected with chairs to add levels and decorative elements. Photo by Jacqueline deMontravel
“You can use them for any occasion by changing out the accents. Your tabletop will transform as it's layered with intrigue and subtle romance." Photo by Jacqueline deMontravel
VICTORIAN Crystal, fine china and a floral centerpiece that rivals the blooms of a swank hotel lobby creates this stately setting. Photo by Jamiee Itagaki.
Dress the table as you would for a formal event. The impact of this table setting will certainly rival the meal. Photo by Jamiee Itagaki.
Load up the details with ivy traversing through your table setting. Pull out the crystal and china. Photo by Jamiee Itagaki.
Rose petals and stiff white linen are not the necessary accents to create a romantic setting. In fact, show your personality by using favorite pieces with a bit of the unexpected. Channel an Elizabethan novel or go exotic with an Arabian night theme. No matter what the occasion or style, make it memorable. Photo by Jacqueline deMontravel