Pink is in! It’s strong and bold, yet can be soft and delicate. It shows up in nature in the most magnificent ways – take a look at hot pink peonies or delicate sweet peas. It can be mixed with other shades and colors to create dramatic looks or convey a sense of playfulness and fun. Yes, pink is definitely in. We hope that you find some inspiration here.
To demonstrate the full range of creative possibilities, we designed three similar looks, “Gingham in the Garden”, “Bold Look of Fuchsia” and finally “Extravagant Monique”. Design elements assembled to create each look include a large wall mirror, silver hearts and wishbones, mercury glass and the amazing linens from La Tavola.
Gingham in the Garden. Pink and white gingham linens lend a somewhat formal feeling to a garden tabletop. For a fun color punch, we used pink chiavari chairs instead of the traditional white.
The Garden-style centerpiece is a glass pedestal bowl filled with peonies, roses, viburnum, lisianthus and a new variety of pink and green variegated hydrangea. White faux-alligator tabletop is added to create a bit more drama. For pure comfort and warmth upon the evening chill guests are offered a white fleece blanket.
Bold Look of Fuchsia. Same tabletop décor placed on the Fuchsia Peau de Soie linen, with white slipper chairs creates a hot bold look, more tailored and contemporary. A few added accessories help to accentuate this style.
Extravagant Monique. Ivory Monique is a sophisticated and elegant layering of fabric ribbon to create a floral and circular lattice effect; this linen makes a statement all by itself.
Décor items include Hollywood Regency candlesticks and other unexpected touches –hand blown glass fish to symbolize abundance and small bundles of fragrant lavender providing a calming effect. An invitation for the guests to interact with the décor, these little bundles are meant to be passed around!
The large multi-level wall mirror, positioned in the center of the table, reflects flowers and accessories for a larger than life effect. The original centerpiece from Gingham in the Garden makes its appearance here, but it’s in a supporting role, adjacent to a tall mercury glass vase overflowing with peonies, roses, viburnum and hydrangea and accented with weeping willow.