A couple of weeks ago, I hosted an intimate al fresco lunch in honor of my brothers birthday. Planning the decor was as much fun as hosting the lunch itself. It’s a creative outlet and a way for me to express myself. I tend to go on line for inspiration – there are endless possibilities for table settings which can keep me busy for hours! For this particular lunch, I decided on Chamomile flowers for the centerpiece that looked as if I had handpicked them myself and arranged them in Mason Jars. I placed rocks on the bottom to prevent the jars from falling down as this can happen if there is even a slight breeze. This is definitely one of my favorite looks. I also placed Banksia Integrofolia Foliage leaves across the center of the table which lent itself to a natural and rustic vibe. The placemats are by Julian Mejia. I love the seashell detail that borders these placemats which are casual summer chic. The glasses are by Simon Pearce.They’re so classic and super durable. I’ve had these glasses as long as I’m married and I still love them just the same. The embroidered pineapple linen napkins and rattan salt and pepper shaker sets were purchases I made on a recent trip to Charleston, South Carolina. I am obsessed with all things pineapples so I naturally needed to own these. The salt and pepper shakers were a purchase after one too many glasses of wine. I actually bought 10 sets which my husband thought was insane but I always wanted to have multiple pairs for each setting. Thankfully, these work wonderfully or that would have been my worst drunken purchase to date.
I always invest in a nice white dinner ware. Beginning with a neutral palette makes it easy to switch things up and have fun with different home accessories… Flowers and candles are obviously another way to create a specific look. The most important thing to always remember when setting a table is to have fun, stay true to your aesthetic and keep the drinks flowing of course:)
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