This multi pattern tablescape uses a winter color palette and minimal texture.
Multi-pattern Tablescape. Multi-pattern Tablescape. These were the words on my mind last week when I awoke at 5:30 am. I don’t think I’m the only blogger that awakes with an idea. My friend Chris over at The Café Sucre Farine says she keeps paper and pen by her bedside so she doesn’t forget the ideas that pop up in the wee hours of the morning.
For a few days following that early morning inspiration I still had no idea how to carry out that theme. While searching for pillow covers I pulled out some black/white/teal scarves that I purchased from Michael’s a few years back. First of all, the scarves should not have been stored with the pillow covers. Slap my hand!!! I really need to go back over Chloe’s post at Celebrate and Decorate on organization.
I really like the color palette in the scarves and they are great for the season we’re in. Still and yet that early am mantra was still floating through my head. A quick search of winter color palettes assured me that my colors were on point. Now it was time for me to see if I could mesh a few patterns together.
Multi Pattern Tablescape with Winter Colors
These cool colors are perfect for the swirls, ripples and squiggle’s that create movement on the table. Just enough to catch your eye. The round woven placemat adds a bit of texture along with the circular pattern.
Also, notice the scroll around the edge of the black charger. Offsetting the round placemat and black charger allow for more visibility of the pattern on the base placemat.
To my chagrin these black and white dishes didn’t come in a complete set. Only the dinner and salad plate were available. In this setting they are plenty.
The scarves here are merely an accessory that adds a pop of color along with the pattern. If this table had been set for guests the scarves would be a nice take home favor. Although I would have to add something else suitable for male guests.
Flatware is minimal and the gray handles give a chic and polished look to the setting along with the white almost ivory napkin.
I’ve often thought of embellishing the black goblets but I think they’re best left plain. This way they’re use is not limited. Speaking of limits, these teal goblets which are thrift store finds don’t come out often. However, at .49 cents each only using them occasionally is alright with me.
This black candelabra stands alone and needs nothing to the left or right of it. Its design offers built in elegance and the color inserts a touch of whimsy.
When I settle in for sleep tonight there will be pen and paper on the bedside table. Who knows I may awake with the winning lotto numbers. Probably not but I’ll settle for another Tablescape idea. Dear friends do you awake with ideas and if so do you carry them out?
My multi-pattern table and I are invited to some lovely link parties this week. Check them out you never know what may inspire you!