Posts Tagged ‘floral’
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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If someone was to ask me what’s my favorite room of our house, I would have to say “our living room” and my second favorite is definitely the master bedroom! We have a few projects on our ‘wish list’ that we would like to tackle in the living room and hopefully can start by the end of this year. I love that our living room is wide in size – which helps in creating different zones and this is what we would like to achieve in the near future.
When you walk into our living room, you will always see a fresh flower arrangement taking center stage on a tray stationed on the ottoman. I’m pretty spoiled when it comes to being able to have fresh flowers every other week…it’s one of my guilty pleasures! Fresh blooms simply brightens my day, they never disappoint, they are perfection in every way and it adds such prettiness to any room. This week, I received a spring bouquet of pink tulips in different shades. I decided to not peel off all the leaves and didn’t cut the stem too low. I love when a floral arrangement is not too structured and when working with tulips, especially, I let its natural beauty flow freely as they perk up and point in different directions. I call it ‘dancing tulips’ as they appear to go where they want amongst each other. Oh, what boquet excitement!
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
Many times, I find myself so inspired by the photography of gorgeous wedding reception tables and I often think to myself – how I can recreate a certain look on a smaller scale for home entertaining? I’m loving the romantic and nature element of gorgeous greenery but incorporated in a modern way versus a rustic design. An abundance of vibrant foliage-filled centerpieces or ceiling installations, certainly has style when done right…like here and here!
Many times when we host an at-home dinner party, we concentrate on the dining table but for those impromptu gatherings – how about focusing on your buffet table or setting a table in another part of your home for your guests to gather? I did just that by converting my living room table into a dessert and wine buffet! I mean who doesn’t love wine and dessert, right?!
I have to say that creating my botanical-inspired greenery centerpiece was so simple and so affordable…you can’t go wrong with free clippings from your own backyard! With only three items…greenery, tall clear vases, and votive candles, you will have taken care of your table decor in a jiffy and a stunning one at that! For a dramatic impact, I chose to cut taller branches for height; approximately 22″-26″inches.
I love how the greenery pops against the modern wallpaper and the white lacquer table. This table decor can easily transition from the deep spring/summer green foliage to nature’s splendor of warm autumn color leaves. So give it a try…it’s definitely a wow factor!
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
When you have leftover flowers from a photoshoot, one can’t help but to create a tablescape! The beautiful rich jewel-tones of the dramatic flower arrangement includes vibrant reds, indigo, plum, lavender and deep purple. I was inspired to create a tabletop setting that complemented the rich color palette.
Since our dining table is a dark wood color, I brighten things up a bit by using a white footed bowl to house the flower arrangement I made and brought in the color elsewhere with my white vintage glasses and plates. To mimic the blue tones from the flower arrangement, I brought in the color with my cobalt wine glasses. To add a neutral contrast, I added gray dinner plates and layered it with a taupe-colored salad plate. To bring in some shiny sparkle, I used my gold flatware.
A perfectly suitable tablescape to welcome in the fall season – that is just around the corner.
-Photos + Styling by Rose Angel Lopez
Summer Tablescape: ACRYLIC & DISPOSABLE TABLEWARE THAT WILL HAVE YOUR GUESTS THINKING IT’S REAL + DIY FLORAL CENTERPIECE
When it comes to entertaining, acrylic and plastic tableware designs have come a long way from the alternative disposable paper plates and cups. You can now serve in style at your summer celebrations with fancy-looking tableware that will have your guests thinking it’s real chinaware! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE using my favorite dishes but admittedly, the bonus to having disposable tableware makes cleanup a snap – leaving no one stuck doing the dishes, especially when you’re hosting a very large crowd.
This past weekend, I created an outdoor tablescape for a summertime get-together that felt as beautiful and carefree as the weather. Take a look…
To create a casual and relaxed setting, I mixed my tableware pieces; acrylic wine and tumbler glasses combined with elegant disposable plates, premium heavyweight plastic silver flatware and rather than using paper napkins, I used pink polyester napkins (they are durable fabric and can be laundered for countless uses).
To complement the table settings, I created a DIY floral arrangement using my two-tier milk glass dessert tray stand I had purchased while antiquing. To create a summer-savvy flower centerpiece, I selected pretty blooms in pink, white, yellow and green. For the first tier I used four small votive glass candle holders to hold a mini bouquet of flowers in each of them and for the bottom tier, I inserted water tubes in each of the flower stems and arranged the flowers by creating layers.
Let me know in the comments section below if you are interested in having me post a tutorial of my DIY floral arrangement! It’s pretty easy, you’ll enjoy making it and your guests will be wowed!
To match the party’s casual summer vibe, I served a filet mignon steak salad and paired it with a glass of wine. When using disposable tableware, it’s best to have a light fare type lunch or dinner.
To create your own summer social, I’ve rounded up these pretty entertaining essentials, a couple of which are what I used and the others are similar items I found.
I found these other sites that carry a variety of stylish disposable tableware too:
-Photos + Styling by Rose Angel Lopez