Entries by Yvette

Intersection of Fine Art: From the Wall to the Tabletop

Fearless Art Works founder and CEO, Michelle Micalizzi, extended an invitation to me to create place settings that correlate to her latest exhibition “Quartette in Color” for a private event in conjunction with N2 Publishing. Chef Justin of Cafe Bink provided hearty and delicious bites for over 50 attendees. This unique exhibition features multi-media art […]

Tabletop Tuesday: van Gogh’s Garden

Tabletop Tuesday presents the impressionist genius of Vincent van Gogh. The center plate features one of his garden paintings. I’ve paired it with a larger orange plate on the bottom to layered the orange and red colors found in the painting. The runner in this place setting picks up the red and golden hues and […]

Wednesday Walls: Start with the Heart

Do you have wall or counter space that needs some beauty? My friend Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi‘s ceramic art may be your remedy. Hearts are one of her signature designs. Her color combinations are also uniquely styled with her flair. This picture is from the recent Atlanta International Gift and Merchandise Mart. If something piques your attention, […]

Tabletop Tuesday: Prancing Pears

Tabletop Tuesday features a wonderful quartet of plates featuring the top plates designed in a repetitive pear pattern in reversed color trios. I placed these salad-sized pear plates on alternating citron and graphic black and white plates with different tablecloths to create a whimsical arrangement of plates full of prancing pears. When is the last […]

Modern Monday: Milan Milieu

Modern Monday travels to Milan. A chocolate shop and bistro no less. The citron chairs with walnut legs seem to effortlessly complement the brass accents on the table bases and countertop. The two-toned marble floors play with the theme of duality. The high ceilings feature a subtle texture. The dark window frames perfectly accent the […]

Tabletop Tuesday: Ocean Breeze

Tabletop Tuesday is a setting that reminds me of a peaceful moment on the beach when the blue waters meet the white layer of sky hovering just above the waves. It is important to create beauty in front of you, while enjoying and paying tribute to beauty around you. Food, like the ocean, is fuel […]

Modern Monday: Mediterranean Skies

Modern Monday transports us to the crisp azure isles of the Mediterranean with this white, cobalt and sky blue room. Although the color combination is simple, the visual impact is high. The architectural details that encompass the shapes, patterns and moulding in the archway plus the smooth wall textures leave the eye wanting more. Did […]

Wednesday Walls: Mixed Media Trance

Wednesday Walls features this exhilarating, haunting and psychedelic mixed media piece at “Flourish” a Thinkspace Gallery exhibition of contemporary art. When is the last time you expanded your inspiration, intellect and soul by visiting a museum?

Tabletop Tuesday: Purple Glaze

Tabletop Tuesday is all about style, shape and color. The bone plates are full of stylized design with elegant geometric details. The design proves that bone does not have to be boring. To take the presentation to another level, I added a vibrant purple bowl which complements the shape, texture and glaze finish of the […]

Modern Monday: Transitional Retro Dining Room

Modern Monday takes us to Arkansas. Yes, there. This room has an abundance of delicious style that it is hard to find a starting place. My favorite dilemma. The ceiling. That marbelized treatment in the tray ceilings is a visual treat with a mix of past and futuristic touches. Lower your eyes to that retro […]