Rachel's favorite table setting
"What makes the perfect table setting?" is a question that I get asked often. There are infinite possibilities when it comes to setting your table and it can feel a little overwhelming. One of my favorite settings we have created at the shop is the Spring Garden Party tablescape. I always like to start with a neutral plate and then layer different textures and materials. A beautiful white dinner plate is always a nice foundation. I was inspired by an outdoor garden party and layered accordingly. The first layer is actually a throw that usually resides at the end of my bed. Next round woven placemats were added to give a nice contrast to the tablecloth & dinnerware. I mixed Vietri's "Incanto" and Arte Italica's "Merletto" together to create an artsy and interesting mix of dinnerware. The monogram napkin tops off this setting with a sweet hydrangea napkin ring. Hammered flatware and glasses offer up a warm look. I made a sweet spring floral garland that ran down the middle of the table with curly willow branches and tucked in sweet hydrangeas and roses. Throw in a few votive candles, and the perfect garden table is set.