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What says Easter better than bunnies, tulips, and the color of pastel pink? Easter is on its way, and I wanted to share some inspiration and styling tips for this casual blush-pink Easter tablescape, I put together.
A table set perfectly for an afternoon luncheon was inspired by the feminine hues of blush and pink. To bring out the light pastel color, I added my copper flatware that elevated the light pale color with its jewel-tone accent. To contrast the blush-pink tablecloth, I used my white and gray printed easter motif dinner napkins and folded them to the size of placemats. I found these pretty pink hobnail dessert cups and drinking glasses from HomeGoods. They add a sophisticated and stylish look. Fill your pink-colored glasses with a spring cocktail, like this Lavender & Bruleed Grapefruit Greyhound or this Pink Jelly Bean.
In keeping with the color theme, I layered my blush salad plates (purchased from Crate & Barrel) on top of my white tempered glass dinner plate (purchased at Ikea).
When I see tulips, I automatically think spring! To evoke a classic Easter setting, I filled my ceramic bunny candy bowl with in-season pink and white tulips that complement the table. Who says you have to use an item solely for its suggested purpose? You guys know how much I love an item that has many uses! I secured the tulips by inserting a glass flower frog inside the candy bowl. As an alternative, you can use a pin frogs as well.
As a nod to Easter tradition, I housed festive holiday treats, like these chocolate covered eggs in a decorative 4″ bird nest. Each nest is found atop these pink dessert pedestal bowls resting at each place setting. It’s a “sweet” detail to welcome guests as they sit at the table.
Skip the basket, and display either your decorated colored Easter eggs or your dessert treats in style with a classic white ceramic egg crate.
Easter Table Styling Tips:
- One simple way to quickly create a festive atmosphere is to hang a wreath. You probably already own a seasonal one that you hang on your front door. I used my grapevine wreath (which I purposely coordinated with the look of the birds nests). I used large gold-foil ‘letter’ stickers, found at my local craft store to create a holiday welcome message.
- A palette of pastels would be expected for a Easter table setting, but I opted for a blush-pink instead and added elements of copper, fresh white, and light gray detail.
- Invest in one-color table linens and tableware. By choosing neutral colors, you are able to repurpose for other holiday, baby and bridal showers, and other special occasions.
- Create a festive and cheerful floral centerpiece by using your playful bunny candy bowls to hold your flowers instead of candy. How cute is this and this bunny candy bowl options?
- Sweets are decorative and delicious. Use sweets as decorations to reinforce the color scheme and the table theme.
If you’re hosting an Easter luncheon or a casual Easter dinner, I hope this inspired table setting brightens your day.
-Photos + Table Styling by Rose Angel Lopez
Happy Hump day! You guys know how much I love to create tablescapes and with the upcoming St. Patrick’s day holiday, I was inspired to create a tabletop that feature hues of green, gold, and white and I wanted to share the details of that inspiration with you.
I started out with a balanced tablescape, starting with the linen – a simple white tablecloth. I added another level of personality to my tabletop by mixing and matching a few different china patterns and antique colored glassware that complement one another. I love how it turned out to have that ‘garden-like’ feel. Take a look on how I put it all together…
For the flowers, I visited my local florist and picked up eucalyptus branches, mini green hydrangeas, white Stock flowers, and Bells of Ireland.
I introduced a floral accent to welcome guests by adding a stem of Bells of Ireland on each place setting.
The combination of formal and informal makes guests feel special but also keeps them at ease. A perfect set-up for a brunch or dinner well set! To see a live glimpse, you can check out my instagram feed for a quick video!
-Photos & Table Styling by Rose Angel Lopez
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When it comes to fall, we find ourselves celebrating the season by adding festive decor, florals, and flowering plants that reflect our style in the interior and exterior of our homes. This season is also the beginning of many upcoming holiday gatherings. Inspired by this, I wanted to create 3 different looks using the same type of florals and incorporate pumpkins as a fall accent!
I purchased two bunches of eucalyptus and six stems of hydrangeas from the grocery store and only spent $24.00… it’s an inexpensive way to accent areas of your living space! Eucalyptus has that earthy, natural texture to it and hydrangeas have the largest blooms that when grouped together, they reflect an abundance look! The colors I chose are neutral and therefore, would showcase well in any decorated space.
Keep scrolling to see the 3 looks I created using the same items…
Look #1. Fall Floral Table Runner
This floral table runner was so easy to create and it’s perfect to incorporate as part of your Thanksgiving tablescape!
- Step 1: Starting at the center of your dining table, take the first bunch of your eucalyptus and lay it on the left side of the table.
- Step 2: Flair out your eucalyptus to your desired width and repeat on the right side of the table. You will want both ends of the eucalyptus branches to meet at the center of the table.
- Step 3: Cut your hydrangeas stems at your desired length and insert each stem in a water tube. This will keep them fresh for the duration of your dinner party.
- Step 4: Concentrate on the center of your floral runner when tucking your hydrangeas in between the eucalyptus branches.
- Step 5: Cover up any open areas of your floral table runner with small pumpkins. Add mini pumpkins throughout your floral runner for scale.
- Step 6: Complete the look by adding some ambiance with candlelights! I used my crystal candle holders and long white taper candles.
Look #2. Floral & Festive Fall decor for the Fireplace Mantel
Using the same concept as the floral dining table runner, I recreated the same look on our fireplace mantel. Remember my DIY message pumpkins I had created in this post? I used them here. In order to create a focal point, I placed my ‘happy fall’ message pumpkins on the center of the mantel. My mantel was not large enough to tuck six hydrangea stems, so I only used four.
Look #3. Fall Floral Centerpiece
If you have a small dining table or are looking to dress up your entry table or buffet, I created this simple but elegant floral centerpiece. I used a floral foam wet brick and had it soaking in water before inserting it in my vase. Using a foam brick made designing the arrangement easier because I was able to create my desired look, stem by stem. When re-creating this centerpiece, start out with your hydrangeas. You will want to cut each of them in various heights, as shown in the picture above. I inserted eucalyptus branches to fill in the gaps of the arrangement. I didn’t want the floral arrangement to look too structured, so I didn’t cut all the eucalyptus branches….I like the appearance of free flowing movement in an arrangement. In order to add that festive fall touch, I clustered my mini pumpkins in front of the arrangement. By placing this floral centerpiece on your buffet table, this would coordinate so well with the floral table runner in look #1!
I hope you have enjoyed the 3 different floral looks and it has inspired you to want to recreate one in your home this fall season!
-photos + floral design by Rose Angel Lopez
Leaves are about to fall and change as bright bold colors paint the landscape of all the trees, the first hint of chill is in the early morning air as summer turns into fall. The weather is still enjoyable to gather and dine alfresco style, so make your outdoor dining table a cozy place to be with nature’s picturesque window as your backdrop.
For today’s inspiration post, I would like to share a few ways on how I transitioned my tablescape from late summer to early fall and how I let nature and some of the elements of the season dictate the items I chose.
‘Tis the season for warmer tones! Color is key when it comes to pulling a theme together. Pick a palette and choose colors that whispers fall. Blue hues will transition easily into the early days of fall. My hydrangea centerpiece includes a cluster of various colors such as, cream, light and dark blue, and light purple. Flowers makes any type of gathering a special one!
Here, I dressed the table with a quilted fabric that automatically gives off that cozy blanket type of feel and coordinates well with the color palette of the flower arrangement. I paired the blues hues with a plum color.
You want the color scheme to flow throughout your table. Limit yourself to colors in the same tint family. To create a sense of continuity, select one or two colors and then use variations of it.
Considering its warm color, the ideal metal for fall is the earthy look of copper. The copper hue resembles a burning fire. To bring more of that copper color, I used my two-tier copper tray and filled it with grapes and dates that purposely have that purple hue.
Rather than using one color drinking glass, I decided to incorporate mismatched color glasses. I used a blue and deep purple color – it added a bit more interest to the table.
- Dinner Napkins
Dinner napkins are stretched across the salad plate. I love the natural feel and organic look of the cotton dinner napkins. The fringe details of these napkins resemble that of a cozy throw! The pattern design of the napkins coordinate well with the dinner plates and the colors match perfectly. For a decorative touch, the napkins are accented with a stem of Larkspur that are similar in color to the hydrangea centerpiece. A single stem makes a great place card – extra touches make the table extra festive and will guarantee smiles on your guests faces!
- Dinner Plates
Since it is still summer, I wanted limited bold colors because that would have given off more a moody vibe. I went with a neutral beige dinner and salad plates to balance the two bold primary colors. If you noticed – the flower vessel is the same creamy beige color as the dinnerware. A good rule of thumb when choosing colors is two have at least two places with the same color!
- Charger Plates
For a rustic touch, I used dark brown rattan round charger plates. The color resembling that of a tree trunk. The dark brown grounded the cream-colored dinner plates.
Toast the upcoming fall season and move the party to the yard, patio, or deck. Watch the sun go down and relax and enjoy!
-Photos + Tablescape Styling by Rose Angel Lopez
If you were to ask me what is one of the best things of summer, I would have to say the ability to go out front or in our backyard and clip some peonies and hydrangeas we have planted. Growing flowers for cutting is such a joy for me so that I can transform into beautiful arrangements, big or small. Also, having readily available flowers are perfect for those days when you have an impromptu gathering or last minute guest visits. It’s a relief when you don’t have to rush out to the grocery store or florist to pick up some fresh flowers!
I noticed that a few of our hydrangeas were at its fullest bloom and if I didn’t cut them, they would eventually die. So I was inspired to create two different arrangements…one for outdoors and one for indoors. Keep reading to see how I created these two ideas for a simple DIY vase arrangement.
Outdoor Arrangement: displayed in a ‘Window Box Planter’
Since this is the season that we spend those most of our time outdoors, I’m always looking for ways to create centerpieces ideal for our outdoor dining table.
To achieve this look, I cut (8) hydrangeas and several leafy hydrangea stems. To arrange the hydrangeas, I used a large glass flower frog. Glass flower frogs are reusable pieces that sit at the bottom of a vase and securely hold your flower arrangement in place, while still getting water.
- A long window box planter (mine shown here is 24″)
- A vintage glass flower frog (size: large/13 hole)
How to assemble:
- Place your flower frog in the center of the planter box
- Fill your planter box with warm water
- Cut your first hydrangea stem to size and insert it in the middle hole of the flower frog. Make sure your hydrangea stem touches the bottom of the base so it can drink the water.
- Take off the leaves on the lower part of the stem (you don’t want the leaves to be submerged in water. Continue to insert each hydrangea stem into the flower frog holes. The center of the arrangement will give you a nice full-looking centerpiece.
- For the left and right sides of the planter box, you will want to fill these empty holes with the greenery leafy stems to add fullness.
Indoor Arrangement: displayed in large glass Cylinder Vases
Whether you’re looking to dress up your dining room table with a centerpiece, decorate a buffet table, or bar cart, these tall arrangements definitely have a wow factor and are very grand! I wouldn’t suggest this type of flower arrangement when setting up a tablescape because viewing your guests will make it difficult to conversate. If you have kitchen island, a couple of these arrangements in various sizes on your counter, will look amazing. Our dining room table fits seating for eight and displaying these large arrangements adds a bounteous cheer and a stunning touch of decoration.
- 16″ glass cylinder vases (depending on the size of your table will determine how many you can fit)
How to assemble:
- Fill your cylinder with water and insert hydranges. If you have a very large bloom, I inserted only one stem and also included the stems of the hydrangea leaves.
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez