Friday, February 17, 2017

Every day decor- Farmhouse Table Styling & Designer's Note Pad Series

 Styling your dining table isn't just for Dinner Parties...

When it comes to tablescaping, we often 
wait for a special occasion to create tables that our guests love.
But, why not style our tables as we would any other part of our home
so that we can enjoy pieces that we normally would only bring out when entertaining.

Of course, when hosting a dinner party, 
my tablescape is more involved for lack of a better word. 
The reason for this is that I set out goblets and glasses, silverware, 
place cards, and gust take home gifts/favors.

The difference when styling my dining table for aesthetics is much simpler
than when hosting a dinner party, and quite frankly, less stressful that's for sure!

So don't wait for a special occasion to style your table.
Create a beautiful table setting that you will enjoy just for yourself 
as you would any other beautifully styled space in your every day decor.

Several of the following photographs of my Farmhouse Dining Table
contain easy tips on how to create a fuss free table for your everyday styling. 
These shots will consist of notes directly on the photograph.  I have named
this feature, DESIGNER'S NOTE get out your design notebook and jot
down a few notes from the pointers below...

 Farmhouse Tablescape...

 The overall Farmhouse style of table design is enhanced by whites and creams, as well as by texture via textiles, woods, and glass.

Angled view...

Designer's  Note Pad:
 1. Use white caterer's plates
They are timeless and versatile pieces that coordinate with any table decor.
2. Creating a Rustic Vibe
 Use wood planks as platforms to elevate your centerpiece. 
Place your centerpiece inside a wooden box for a dramatic, unrefined effect.
Use Mason Jars to place silverware for a more untamed and informal rustic touch.


 Closer Look....

 Designer's Note Pad:

Lighting is crucial when entertaining... and if entertaining during the day, I opt for as much natural light as possible.
For a dinner party, the glow from a chandelier, candles,  and/or buffet lamps creates an elegant atmosphere.  

Because as I mentioned above, I solely designed this table
as part of my everyday decor, I didn't need specific lighting.  However, because it was an overcast day, I used mason jar candles inside my rustic wooden box to create a warm soft glow throughout my dining space.  

                                                                                        Designer's Note Pad:

Stack dishes and bowls to create dimension and the illusion of space especially if your dining table doesn't have a whole lot of room.  Stacking these bowls on my Farmhouse table also accentuates the informal rustic vibe I was going for.

Elevate dishes and bowls- Use platforms as in this 
mini cake stand to bring height to your table while freeing up space for other mealtime essentials (when entertaining), as well as in the large cakes stand to bring height to your centerpiece.

View from above...

                                                                                      Designer's Note Pad:

In a formal setting, linens should be kept formal, and placed on the table near the place setting.  In an informal setting, anything goes.  Here, I opted to use new tea towels as napkins, and draped them over the chairs.  Always allow your design to remain cohesive, and the draped towel turned napkin gives off a rustic vibe without appearing stuffy or out of place, perfect for this Farmhouse table.

          In home design and styling, Thinking Outside The Box is key.        
    Originality and creativity open the door to innovative designs that create
                 one's signature style as a designer; and compromising that ability is a waste of one's talents.                                                             
                                                                                                              Designer's Note Pad:
    In this particular tablescape, I used a textile rug as a table runner.  The woven rug with fringed edges cohesively work with the overall design of the Farmhouse Style. This is an example of not limiting your designs to fit what is considered the "norm."  Going Outside the Box is what brings originality to one's work and allows others to immediately spot your work from the bunches.  *** And, as a side note... How stinking cute is that little rug turned table runner?!!

And there you have it..
I hope you enjoyed this new little course in Styling your home for everyday enjoyment.
 And....if you took notes, I'm 100% certain you will get an A+ the next time you style your dining table!  

Happy Styling,


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