Wednesday, July 1, 2009

a "mod baroque" tablescape

for this tablescape i adhered to a "color-blocking" style...which more often than not, fits the JL DESIGNS motto - monochromatic!  something about groupings of color (even small ones) just make more of an impact to me...when there are too many colors, i generally find it distracting to the eye...so my personal design aesthetic is to keep it to 3-4 colors (varying shades of those colors are fine)...

in this case, we stuck with a clean white palette (chairs, pipe and drape, vessels) and for contrast, went with a dark navy linen.  my first thought was to do all coral reflexed roses to match the killer plates i found at anthropologie but i saw the orange sherbert toned garden roses and i couldn't resist!  yummy!

the mini cakes were created by melody and let me tell you, not only were they ADORABLE, but they were delicious too!  i loved how she incorporated the graphic floral pattern onto the top of each cake...

i about died when i saw the menu cards allison created!  graphic, clean and the materials she used were of a super high quality...



bouquet of orange cymbidium orchids and peach parrot tulips, finished in a pale coral ribbon and drop beaded trim...


accoutrements are SUPER popular in event design right now...for this shoot i used ceramic trojan horses, white finials and coral votive holders from target but the sky's the limit!  a stack of vintage books, a rustic birdsnest, a petite wood crate filled with summer strawberries - whatever it takes to give the tablescape true "character" as opposed to just a "centerpiece"...



it was SUCH a treat designing this shoot and working with the following AMAZING vendors:

gabriel and carlie from gabriel ryan photographers
megan from classic party rentals, orange county
desiree from wildflower linens

you guys are a dream team!  :)

11 comments:

oneshotbeyond said...

totally gorgeous details!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Thanks Carissa for putting together a wonderful shoot! I always know that when I am working with you I will get the most beautiful backdrop for my desserts...your work is STUNNING!

thelastdetail said...

Carissa, you have outdone yourself!!! This is incredible!

Spitfiregirl said...

those roses are insane! forgive my lack of floral knowledge...but what does "reflexed" mean? great job carissa!

Jasmine said...

Soooo gorgeous! :)

Le'Trice: LEPENN|DESIGNS said...

I love this tablescape! It is absolutely stunning...I'm starting to fall more in love with modern designs like this one!

Lucky Paperie said...

beyond stunning!

zinkedesign said...

Oh Beautiful! Your designs are really enchanting.

Kate@ Kids and Cocktails said...

I know I should use another word beside stunning, since the last couple of comments say the same, but...it's stunning. I just adore the flowers and the colors. Fantastic!

Jay said...

I first heard about this color combo on Coco&Kelley. . .and I just loved it and NOW that I see this - it is definately going to be one of my favorites. Thankyou for all the ideas - LOVE THEM. {I've got to post the link to this on my blog! thank you again!}

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...

I am always so inspired by your designs!! I am hosting a dinner party next weekend and would love to find white vases similar to the ones in this post. Is there a website or store that you can point me too?

Thanks so much!
Christi

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