I was so excited when Replacements.com contacted me and asked if I would create a dining room vignette during spring High Point Market.
Replacements helps create experiences that last a lifetime by providing the world’s largest selection of vintage and new tableware and collectibles. Replacements paired up with the Alden Parkes Showroom in Highpoint, NC and invited about 8 designers to help create tablescapes using their gorgeous dining room furniture. All this took place during Spring market and it is a brilliant concept because Interior Designers, Vendors, and the Press could enjoy and be inspired by the beauty of both the china and the furniture.
This is what the space looked like when I arrived at the Alden Parkes Showroom. They provided the table, chairs, draperies and chandelier.
I spent time with Replacements.com before hand looking at what beautiful china, glassware, and silverware I wanted to use and created layers of beautiful and unique pieces paired with some eclectic pieces to make my table for 8 fabulous. They had all the pieces waiting for me when I arrived at the showroom.
I had to choose and arrange delivery of the centerpiece, placemats, napkins, napkin rings, and anything else I wanted in my vignette.
Thanks to Botanicalmix.com for helping me create the most gorgeous arrangement with all natural elements- including dried protea from my birthplace, South Africa. It took up the entire center of the table and everybody absolutely loved the texture and personality it added. If you know anything about me, my designs have always had texture incorporated somewhere.
Don’t you just love the giant rustic wooden bowl that the arrangement is in?
We designed the unique embroidered table runner and ExpressiveHome.com created it and generously donated it to me. Isn’t it fabulous?
The napkins were custom made by Jill Seale (jillseale.com). I purchased the pom pom trim and she had it added to the napkins. I purchased the placemats from Pier1.com. The lamps are from Wildwood home (wildhoodhome.com) and they add the punch of whimsical/modern, as I call it. I chose bamboo silverware because it made the table feel more relaxed.
When setting a table, the layering of the plates makes the table setting look so beautiful. It is a great way to add color, pattern and texture to your table.
The glassware I chose is called “Kenya,” which goes along with my Africa theme. It’s subtle but so fun. Nothing “matches,” on this table but notice that it all” coordinates” which make it all work beautifully.
The coffee cups are gold to work with the gold lamps. Yes- as a designer, we think of every detail and we make sure that there is a connection with each piece we add to the table.
I also had a large and small console in my space. I decided that I needed a fun tassel wall hanging above the glass console. I had so much color on my table I decided to just do white tassels. What a statement it made!
Lal Crystal Figurines were chosen to add more of that Africa flair! This leopard is stunning and the entire set can be found on (Replacements.com).
Hope you enjoyed seeing how I created this tablescape. My tag line is “Creating Relaxed, collected interiors with a global influence.” This table definitely represented my brand! I loved every minute of this process!