A natural backdrop of greenery is picturesque for this gorgeous outdoor farmhouse table. Decorated with glass, pastel florals and neutral cushions and tablesettings, this backyard is a comfortable place to sit, eat and converse with friends.
Plaid throws and napkins set a classic tone in this elegant, traditional table spread ready for a Christmas party. Gold plate chargers and flatware add a luxurious touch while a green garland trimmed with pomegranates and pinecones add a natural feel.
Pomegranates and pinecones add color and texture to this fresh, evergreen garland centerpiece. The garland provides a natural contrast to the luxe crystal glasses and gold charger plates placed at each setting.
One of the characteristic features of the Cast Shadows trend is a sense of natural lightness flooding into rooms through windows or bounced around a tablescape with plenty of glass elements, both opaque and transparent.
Don't limit your decorating to the dining table. Create small, casual bouquets to display on a buffet or hutch. Repeating the natural elements from the dough bowl will add a greater impact to the entire space. Fill the bouquets with simple flowers, dried bittersweet branches, wheat sprigs and even fruit or mini pumpkins on skewers.
Natural light is the key to ensuring the proper color values of each tone; however, when a white-on-white tablescape is lit artificially or with candlelight, each shade will be strongly influenced by bulbs or flames, causing the colors to read more warmly with yellow undertones.
My favorite part of outdoor entertaining is creating a tablescape that tells a unique story.This Urban Picnic at my New York apartment is a blend of elements. I especially like the organic mix of natural materials and various finishes we used here, with textiles by Studio NYC and gold flatware by West Elm.