Once again I am busy organising for a photo shoot which I have in just under two weeks. One of the looks which I'm styling is a table top for a lovely, local ceramic designer. I have always loved the art of table dressing, there is something about having the simplicity of a table surface and the freedom to dress it up in flowers, linens and glass ware that I am totally obsessed with.
Having to dress a table for my shoot is something which I'm most excited about, building the layers of the table top with linens, crockery, flowers and favors, it's such a lovely process. By introducing small accessories and stationary a table can be one of the most interesting and impressive things to style, especially if you're not afraid to be a bit playful with textures, pattern and colour.
I have been collecting inspirational images for my "table top" mood board in preparation for the photo shoot and I thought I'd share some of my favourites on here. Take a look and see which ones catch your eye!
I think it's clear to see that all of these tables are brought to life by the use of fresh flowers and colourful crockery and linens. I think the best examples of beautiful table dressing is when you mix and match pattern and textures, layering patterned crockery on top of simple linens, using polished cutlery with matte or frosted glass ware. It's all about having fun,being creative and creating a mood which you're happy with.
So next time, even if it's just you at the dinner table, why not get out some pretty napkins, use a fancy wine glass and throw a flower into a jar of water ... it'll make something as ordinary as meal time feel that much prettier. I promise!