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3 Tips for Pretty Summer Tablescape

Back in June before I left for the Hamptons, I set a pretty summer tablescape that I’m so excited to share with you. As with painting, building tabelscapes is one of my favorite creative outlets. The process of layering different elements, choosing a color scheme, and letting the table evolve naturally as I go, is very soothing to me.

Sometimes I create tablescapes for no reason at all, other than to have a mental break! Below I’ve compiled three of my easiest tips for creating a pretty tablescape to share with friends or family members this summer.

    1. Pick a Palette: I’ve got Capri on my mind since it’s on my bucket list for my 40th birthday (in 2023), so blue and yellow came to mind when designing this pretty summer table. I always start with a palette in mind and build from there. This pretty blue block print tablecloth by Julia Amory was the perfect starting point, and my yellow Majolica vintage dishes were the perfect accent. I sourced all of the dishes on either ebay, Facebook marketplace or Chairish.

    2. Mix and Match Materials: I love to incorporate natural and organic feeling elements with almost all of my tables. It allows for a nice contrast between all of the bright colors and flowers to have something more earthy feeling. For this table I used my go-to bamboo flatware (hint: you don’t have to spend a fortune to get really cool silverware). I also used my cane wrapped water glasses. Both of these are organic to the touch and add a nice juxtaposition.

    3. Vary the Sizes of Your Vessels: For this table I went with a wide variety of vase sizes - using a large rectangular ginger jar vessel for the center of the table, along with several small bud vases in varying chinoiserie patterns. The mix of heights and sizes gives the table interest, and fills in the table nicely. I found all of the vases at vintage or antique stores - the best places to source vases in my opinion! But there are tons of options available online too! 

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