When I decide to host a luncheon, not only do choose the menu carefully, I work hard at coordinating the table setting with their surroundings.
RULE 1: ALWAYS CHOOSE LOCATION OF TABLE/TABLES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
This is extremely important, as all of your table setting will revolve around the environment. In the photo below, I decided to let the summer breeze in and chose a spot near open french doors.
RULE 2: CHOOSE A "THREAD" AND STICK WITH IT.
I know, some of you think I am crazy, but the sooner you decide what is going to tie everything together, the better. Sometimes I use a color, sometimes a theme and sometimes I embrace the season.
Let your imagination go crazy, just remember to stay focused and stick with your "thread". In the example below, I used "Flowers" as my thread.
RULE 3: KEEP THE SETTING SIMPLE BUT USE YOUR IMAGINATION.
The KISS method always works...KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID...so don't be afraid to use it.
When I think the table is perfect, I chose 3 things to remove. It makes me prioritize my table in unexpected ways.
I hope this helps...Please let me know what you think, I would love your feedback.
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