Monday, May 17, 2010

A spring table with a French twist...

Nest Interiors recently created a concept table for the bridal show hosted by Eye Candy Salon, one of our fabulous neighbors in Edgehill Village. We decided this would be the perfect time to introduce our new bridal and gift registry. Our table needed to be fresh, sophisticated, mostly neutral with punches of color...and our budget was very tight.

For most projects, we usually find a thing or two that we love, and then build from there. This one started with lemons. We are enamoured with the color yellow this spring! We added limes and tangerines, fresh flowers loosely arranged in clear glass beakers and lots of tiny glass bud vases, sparkling glass tealight votives, crisp white dishes with saucy black polka dotted borders, and a long piece of loosely woven burlap for a table runner. The French twist? White ceramic numbered mugs planted with lavender, chic little black bordered dessert plates, and numbered wine tumblers from Paris. We topped it off with a "bride and groom"....two large ceramic eggs with whimsical legs and chicken feet. The bride wore a simple wreath of flowers created for her by Elle, of Elle's Marche des Fleurs, another talented neighbor here at the Village.

The fruit, flowers and burlap used on a reclaimed wood table, provided a natural, organic feel. However, the numbered French mugs, plates and wine tumblers, beakers, vases, votives, and the fashionably dressed bride elevated our table from primitive to polished. It was a perfect marriage of French country and sophisticated Parisian...and it didn't break the bank. Try this look at your next brunch...I promise it will be a hit! Bonjour!

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