Setting the table is an art form our grandmothers taught us many years ago. While a thoughtfully designed tablescape can look complex, we are here to ensure you how easy it is to accomplish. A visually appealing centerpiece is comprised of beautiful layers created with 5 essential centerpiece ingredients for a truly unique experience you and your guests can enjoy together.
But, we get it. It’s easy to get lost in the narrative of: These tablescapes are beautiful…but, I could never achieve this on my own. This couldn’t be farther from the truth though! We’re all capable of achieving whatever design or look we’re seeking in our homes, and our Centerpiece Medley Recipe is your go-to way of achieving that goal – every. single. time. Believe us when we say: you can design the table of your dreams, and it doesn’t have to be stressful or complex. In fact, it’s simple. And, if you’re still unconvinced, think of it this way: if you can follow a food recipe to create delicious meals, why can’t you follow a tablescape recipe to create beautiful dining room table designs? The answer is: you can.
So, forget what you think you know to be your limitations. Forget how you think a certain look or aesthetic is unattainable. Forget those myths you’ve been telling yourself for so long. Because, when it comes down to it, we’re all #hostfulatheart. We just have to believe in ourselves a little bit.
We were beyond thrilled to partner with Work Your Closet, who photographed each of our designs so beautifully, and Patina & Petals who meticulously designed the floral accents to highlight each of our tablescapes perfectly.
To work with Jamie at Work Your Closet, be sure to visit her website HERE.
To work with Sarah at Patina & Petals, be sure to visit her website HERE.
5 Essential Centerpiece Ingredients
#1: Textural Table Throw
Create a foundation to your tablescape design and instantly add texture and warmth with a table throw. Lay it flat for a streamlined look or bunch it towards the center for an organic feel.
#2: Centerpiece Medley
Bring life and dimension to your table design with a thoughtfully curated centerpiece medley. Comprised of a decorative vessel and a mix of fresh and/or faux floral, welcome your guests to your table with great delight.
#3: Illuminating Candles
Cast a warm glow and draw loved ones near with illuminating candles. The warm, flickering flame will highlight any design aesthetic while encouraging loved ones to stay awhile.
#4: Accentual Serveware
Complement your table design with accentual serveware while highlighting your featured cuisine. Encourage guests to pass each piece around the table for a truly intimate experience.
#5: Sculptural Pitcher
Complete your tablescape with a sculptural pitcher to add both form and function to your design. Fill with your preferred beverage and keep within arm’s reach in order to spend more time at the table.
That’s it! Even as professionals, we use this recipe for every single one of our designs, and we hope that by sharing this with you, we open up a door of possibilities for setting the table in your own home. After observing our grandmothers set the table occasion after occasion and through our personal experiences over the years, we’ve learned how these 5 essential centerpiece ingredients are key to creating a thoughtful tablescape time and again. Not only will your table design feel full and complete, but it will also welcome loved ones to pull up a chair and to stay a while.
Where To Go From Here
Hopefully, these 5 Essential Centerpiece Ingredients help to simplify the making of a tablescape design. Stay tuned because next week, we’re sharing the second half of our tablescape recipe: the 5 Essential Place Setting Ingredients, which will complete your design! From there, you can dream up all sorts of different designs and ideas. Get creative (that’s our favorite part of the process!) and personalize your tablescapes. We can’t wait for you to get started on your own #hostfulatheart journey.