Decor: Ladies Day in Luncheon
Back in December I hosted Ladies Lunchfor my girlfriends but never had a chance to upload the decor part of it. My friends graciously agreed to be the models for a makeup session with a NYC based makeup artist Yumi Kaizuka. Each one of us had a “look”; either a perfect “red-hot-pout” or casual “Sunday brunch”, the idea was to show how you can follow professional makeup artist’s advice and apply your “look” when you entertain at home. Check out Yumi’s tips and step-by-step makeup application here: Festive Daytime Look, Red Lips,Office Look into Nighttime Glamour. Elegant, feminine tablescape and light yet delicious menu (bonus dessert) were glam and delectable. Scroll down to see the rest! Pop of colorJewel-toned, hand-made water goblets from William Yeoward have a substantial feel when in one’s hand and their rich deep amethyst color provided a vibrant accent for my table decor. Napkins
I casually tucked light pink linen napkins from Sferra into wine glasses. Sferra have an incredible selection of bold, vivid colors to match your tablescape, dinnerware or theme and its high quality linen with hand-stitched borders will always remain timeless.
This haute couture plate is the result of collaboration of fashion house Versace with porcelain dinnerware brand Rosenthal. This collection is drop-dead gorgeous sans the price tag!
The design is undeniably Versace; intricate, feminine and beautiful. To save on costs, I purchased only salad plates for my lunch with the girls but check out the entire collection, especially the serving plates. All I can say is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!
Lush pink flowers of chrysanthemum when mixed with more rustic greens like hypericum berries and branches of rosemary create an interesting juxtaposition of textures. Pick a vase wide enough to let your arrangement splay outward so that it can be viewed from all angles. I used a Footed Mercury Hurricane glass vase from West Elm(on SALE now!) to display my arrangement.
Hydrate your guests – Aqua vitae
Always have a simple pitcher of water on the table. I have them in multiple colors to complement different table settings, but really any clear-glass pitcher would be a simple modern and functional addition to your table. This clear-glass pitcher is from Scandinavian brand iittala and has clean lines which are visually appealing and a comfortably light weight. Add some ice and lemon slices to enhance your “aqua”.
“From the House of Versace comes the exquisite Byzantine Dreams collection; uniquely expressive and full of character. Impressive in fresh colors and broken up by skillfully placed gold accents and large arabesques, this luxe series is inspired by tradition and reinterpreted in Versace style. “– quote from Bloomingdale’s website. I couldn’t have said it better! Perfection.
This is Byzantine Dream collection salad plate by Versace for Rosenthal. I played with two different collections but amazingly it really worked together well against my white dinner plates with silver-golden rim and burgundy chargers.Special occasion
Delicate golden-rimmed, thin crystal wine glasses from an excellent German brand Theresienthal provided a touch of formality to the juxtaposition of the tablescape. My gorgeous wine glasses were a wedding present from our good friends which was fortunate, they come with a hefty price tag! If you are in a process of completing your registry, think hard about the wine glasses you want ( wink). These are special occasion glasses, otherwise Reidel glasses are my next go-to-weeknight vessels for vino.
Pretty sweet things
This Pistachio, Coconut & Lime Cake with Crystallized Rose Petals is a delicious ending to any occasion. Serve it along with teas or coffee. To see the recipe, click here.
To make it easy for you, I put together the list of items featured in this post for the next time you shop for your occasion:
1. Rosenthal Meets Versace Byzantine Dreams Salad Plate and Rosenthal Meets Versace Butterfly Garden Salad Plate, at Bloomingdale’sor Michael C. Fina’s websites.
2. Water glasses William Yeoward Amethyst Tumbler 9 oz. can be purchased at Gracious Home website or in stores.
3. Hand-cut crystal glass, refined with gold “Juwel” Wine Glasses from Theresienthal at Michael C. Fina store or online at company’s website.
4. Burgundy chargers with golden rim from Pickard at Michael C. Fina.
5. Beckett Linen Tablecloth at Crate & Barrel.
6. Sferra’s solid color Festival Table Linens from Gracious Home.
7. Water Pitcher Kartio from iittala at Bloomingdale’s and Gracious Home website or in stores.
What is your must-have accent piece when decorating a table? Photographed by AnyaFoto.