Last week, I had the extreme pleasure to design a summer tablescape for La Pinata Party Rentals new showroom in Gardena, California with some very talented vendors and friends! I wanted to design a table that looked like “summer” as soon as you saw it. When you think summer, you think yellow!
La Pinata stocks a gorgeous china pattern called the Corsica Collection that instantly reminded me of a summer I spent in Positano, on the coast of Southern Italy. I’m pretty sure I ate off of similar plates when I was dining at the local restaurants. Positano is a celebrated beach community, known for their relaxed hospitality and love of limoncello. Southern Italy is known for All things Lemon! Using these inspirations, we set out to create a table that would be right at home in any of the villas on the Amalfi Coast.
One of the challenges of designing a showroom table is the longevity of the floral design. You have to use fakes! Most florists balk at the idea of faux florals, but when your design is on display for a month or more, what can you do? Sophie from Sibyl Sophia Floral Design was up for the challenge, and then some! Look at these amazingly vibrant centerpieces she created!
You guys, this is a fake flower! Can you believe??
Sophie zhuzhing her “permanent botanicals” (see what I did there?) like a pro!
One of my favorite things to explore as a designer is mixing patterns. I absolutely adore patterns and try to use as many as possible, all the time. I love how this watercolor menu by Pigment & Parchment plays off of the pattern of the china.
We also styled a sweet little invitation suite, also from Pigment & Parchment. Who doesn’t love a good flat lay? Love the use of small, medium, and large design elements in this flat lay.
Photographer Julie Shuford also caught me, endlessly straightening all the table elements. I could be there all day, truth.
I am also a lover of custom details like this amazing watercolor coaster, also from Pigment & Parchment. Two of the most essential wedding directions: 1. Don’t take my drink. and 2. Meet me on the dance floor.
I’m so thrilled with this entire design, and how all the elements came together so beautifully! Also, I’m a sucker for the overhead shot.
Pro Tip: If your venue comes with a French Bistro slatted chair like we used above, do your guests a favor and rent the custom seat cushions that La Pinata has manufactured specifically for these chairs. Seriously, it’s a must do.
Seat cushions for the win!
More overhead tablescape loveliness. Special thanks to Julie Shuford for braving a super tall ladder to get this shot!
Thanks to the entire creative team, and to David at La Pinata Party Rentals. David, thanks so much for inviting me to design for your showroom, I had a blast! I hope the table brings your visitors a little sunshine this month!
Jun 10, 2018