My dear friend Liz is one hell of a hostess and because I am fortunate to also call her a neighbor, I attend her lovely parties any time the opportunity presents itself. I know when I head to a gathering at Liz's house I can depend on two things, great wine and a beautiful tablescape. She has a knack for perfect placement and making minimal look very well thought out. She mixes eclectic glass with vintage goods and has an endless supply of wood slabs for platters. It's always beyond beautiful.
I visited her today before she hosted a gathering for her company and fell in love with the foraged greenery, repurposed bottles and parchment paper placemats. After taking some photos, I asked her to describe her approach to a chic tablescape.
L | I have always believed less is more. I look for complementary pieces that do not compete for attention, but rather feel a bit more curated and purposeful.
Today is a casual family style dinner. Rustic and casual with simple, delicate touches. Garden clippings and clear recycled glass add character and soften the gorgeously refined Skultuna candlesticks. A bit of last minute foraging for seasonal greens and fruit in the neighborhood are fun touches for place settings.
I find it quite difficult to edit down ideas in the days of online media and the instant access to great designs - So much design inspiration, so little time. It becomes difficult to refrain from using every pinterest idea in the spirit of bohemian romantic... insert noun here. We've all done it. The hard part is remembering not all of it works together. Keep it simple. Choose your statement pieces; add personal, complimentary touches from there. But above all, love it. Love the company. Love the moment.