I knew almost immediately that the theme for my table design would be based on blue and white Chinoiserie.
While many of the participants are professional event planners and florists, I knew I could not compete on such a grand scale floral level so I set out to design a table anyone could put together. The starting point was these beautiful Raynaud salad plates that I purchased when I lived in London.
PLACE SETTING INFORMATION
Salad Plate: Raynaud, Si Kiang
Dinner Plate: Raynaud Marie Antoinette
Charger: Este Ce
The next most important piece of the puzzle would be what I would use for the centerpiece if I was not going to go the large floral route. It made complete sense that it would be these fabulous ginger jars from my good friend, Jennifer, at THE PINK PAGODA. I used the large version in the middle with very small versions around the table.
I filled the jar with paper Chinese umbrellas that I decorated with beautiful trim, silk butterflies, and hanging glass balls filled with tea lights. I tucked them into some bamboo sticks to hold them up in the jar and vary the heights.
This was a beautiful event with truly design inspirations coming from every single designer and table. I was grateful for the opportunity to be included.
Photography credits: Charlie Naile, Camera and Naile Photography