Another older post from my former website blog. I loved the work so much and hope it continues to inspire you to create a nice fresh table setting for spring.
Post contains ADVERTISING for products of the brands used / tablecloth gift from Georg Jensen Damask
So many people have wanted to look over my shoulder as we set our spring table. Of course you're welcome to do that and I'll also tell you how I come up with my color ideas - a lot of people always ask about that. And I report about it in this post:
- Inspiration. Ideas don't always come naturally
- Mood board. Common thread for the design
- Implementation. About searching and finding
- Photos and happy guests. The reward of work
- Shopping tips
Inspiration: Ideas don’t always come naturally
You can find ideas everywhere. Most of the time they actually fly to you: a great picture, a vase that really shines against the color of the walls in the living room, nature again and again and in my case it was a tablecloth from Georg Jensen Damask in this great shade of lilac that I've loved since I had ours Hallway painted like that.
But how should I combine this color? The lilac is relatively grayish and needed a very fresh color to usher in spring. Green is very trendy at the moment and I really like a very bright, fresh green this spring. The combination of lavender and green is as great as the combination of purple and lavender with red and so it became my guide.
Moodboard: common thread for the design
I usually have my colors in my head and move them back and forth at night. Then I realize that I basically have to put them on paper and that's how mood boards are created - also for a table setting. They are a guide for the products that I choose and are actually intended to reflect the mood that my project is intended to convey. And if I define it like that, then it's clear that I don't have to stick to it slavishly, I just have a guide that makes my work easier. My first mood board for this table setting looked something like this - quite different from the end result but good for capturing an idea.
Implementation: About searching and finding
I had already found the most important thing: the beautiful Damask tablecloth by Georg Jensen Damask. I am very pleased that I can work with the traditional Danish company and supplier to the court. To match the tablecloth, I chose napkins made of a cotton/linen blend that are woven by hand. I was very excited when both arrived here. The tablecloth has a beautiful pattern that shines depending on the light. The napkins are so wonderfully soft and you can see in the details that they are woven by hand. By the way, the tablecloth is available in many desired sizes.
Then I always look at what is available and what can be added. I collect all of this and put it together on the table and play with what fits and what I want to use later. So I then develop further ideas about which decorations I would like to use further. I usually have an idea of what the flower arrangement should look like, but I usually decide at very short notice and intuitively when I'm in the flower shop, my garden or at the market. With this decoration I found it exciting to see whether I could create a spring-like atmosphere without using classic spring flowers. It was clear to me that the kiwi was used. Just to provide color inspiration. See for yourself whether I succeeded.
Now I'm happy to show you the photos. I confess, no one ate at this table, as the task was styling and offering you inspiration - and of course showcasing the beautiful tablecloth. But maybe you would like to take a virtual seat and enjoy the colors. If that is the case, then I look forward to your feedback. So here are more photos and then all the links to the manufacturers of the products used. Have fun!
Tablecloth: STILL LIFE by Georg Jensen Damask
Napkins: PUK Lavender by Georg Jensen Damask
Porcelain: Fine Bone China and Pastel from Dibbern
Candlestick: Standup by ZweiDesign
Cutlery: Citterio 98 from Iitala via Connox
small glass bowls: Helle Mardahl