Hues to Use: Gold

Friday, January 18, 2013
When we caught sight of this gorgeous gold place setting styled and photographed by Lightbox Photography, we couldn't wait to share it with you. Regal and luxurious, it's perfect for the wedding head table or an important dinner party. This was shot in October, so it has a fall feel, but can easily be updated to spring with a seasonal centerpiece and bright linen. Check out more from Teresa Gardner and Lightbox Photography here.

Rentals by P.O.S.H. COUTURE RENTALS | Design, Style, Photography by LIGHTBOX
Copper Metallic Charger / Arte Italica Dinner Plate / Silver Bead Flatware
A full shot of this gorgeous tabletop.
A close up of the Arte Italica dinner plate, a couture piece from Italy to you.

Pick the right accent piece, like our Elise Cut Crystal Glassware, Amber Chloe Goblet, and Gold Lace Champagne Flute.

Silver Bead Flatware

Beautiful paper goods by Lightbox.

Gorgeous centerpiece from DI FIORI


billet-doux: The envelope please

Thursday, January 17, 2013
billet-doux: A love letter, short and sweet. 

Our work inspires us everyday, but in order to live a truly inspired life, we have to look outside the box just labeled "tabletop" and channel our own creativity through the great work of others. Whether it's travel, fashion, art, people, or reading, this will be a place to share with you our inspiration du jour - what makes us smile or influences how we present our work. This is a  letter of love that will be at times important, at times whimsical, but above all else, a short and sweet way to point out what we love.

Up today, a few gorgeous envelope clutches that strike our fancy (we did say whimsical at times). Besides, we all need something to hold all those RSVPs. 

Images courtesy of one of our favorite sites: FEYT

If you're thinking about purple

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
We were so inspired by yesterday's purple Tabletop Tuesday, we dove into our inspiration boards for more plum perfection. Various shades of purple have been popping from planners and brides alike, so we thought we'd share a few fun tabletops in this illustrious hue. 

Left: Floral design by GERANIUM LAKE FLOWERS | Photography by REBEKAH JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY | Right: Event Planning by AMBER EVENTS | Photography by ELIZABETH MEDINA PHOTOGRAPHY | More images can be found at STYLE ME PRETTY
 If you're thinking purple in a more feminine yet relaxed environment, say, an outdoor reception, then consider embracing natural elements. Let the texture of the outdoors reflect in your choices for tabletop. Get the look at P.O.S.H. with Rattan Chargers, purple silk runners, and Pure glassware. (See the look above)

If you're thinking purple with a formal approach to gowns and decor then the bottom look is for you. This gorgeous tablescape works indoor or outdoors. Purple is a huge focus of the tablescape with a grand floral centerpiece so touches of gold with tabletop will bring the whole together. Get the look at P.O.S.H. with Royal Glassware, Gold Radiance Chargers, Barcelona Gold China, and custom napkin rings. (See look below)
Left: Hommage to Paul Poiret, VOGUE August 2012 | Right: Image via PINTEREST

Tabletop Tuesday: Pleasing Purple

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
There is snow coming down outside (not a lot, but still) and chilly temperatures, so we're warming up with a little inspiration from our friends at Todd Events. To remind us that spring is just around the corner, the latest D Weddings features a hue we're seeing a lot of lately - purple. Play it sweet with pastes or glam it up by mixing in black, as shown below. This wouldn't be a bad bet for a Valentine's dinner, now would it? 

GET THE LOOK: Clear Hand Cut Glass Charger, Simply Platinum Rimmed Soup Bowl, Michelangelo Flatware, Onyx Water Goblet, Schott Zwiesel Pure Tritan Water and Wine Glass, Lily of the Valley Champagne Flute

On Trend: Gold Globe Picks

Monday, January 14, 2013
Did everyone watch The Golden Globes last night? We had our fingers crossed for our favorite stars and loved every minute of it, especially watching Jodie Foster being honored with the Cecil B. Demille Award. As always, we pay particular attention to the fashion as it often features looks straight from the latest runway and is sure to inspire choices in color and texture for the rest of the year. We picked our favorites below. What were yours?

Images courtesy of Rex Features and Getty via Vogue

We know how hard the behind-the-scenes action is, so we were thrilled to see a feature on the great teams behind most of today's biggest stars - read Off Camera: A Look at Hollywood's Behind-the-Scenes Talent.