Texture rules with this tablescape, and lots of it comes via a hobnail effect. The silver vase, beige salad plates, and amber goblets. I also used dimpled goblets and small votives with faux stones.
Adding a different textural element are the dual woven placemats and the heavy table runner. For a bit more interest the runner ran the short length of the table rather than the longer. Then there is the intricate design on the handles of the Laurie Gates flatware. All of this sounds like your head should be spinning when you look at it (I hope not) but it all works well together.
Did you notice that I also used the same bronze mercury glass taper holders from my previous table? I added small lamp shades to them with amber colored beading, more texture.
As much as I love a pop of color and moving away from my color comfort zone, earth tones are my neutrals. They are my go-to palette when all else fails.
Looking back over my tablescapes from the last year I definitely saw a familiar pattern with my tables. Tell me, when it comes to setting a table do you ascribe to the, “if it aint broke don’t fix it” design method. Do you draw inspiration from trends, or do you sometimes fly by the seat of your pants?
I ask these questions of you as I’m beginning to rethink some of my design habits as well. Change can be good and change can be scary whether you’re putting together a tablescape, or changing the way you eat and think. Change is also inevitable as long as we’re alive and kicking. The good thing is that when you try something new and it doesn’t work you can always go back to what’s comfortable. As long as what’s comfortable isn’t detrimental to your well-being. Thank goodness for my stash of earth tones!
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