Blog posts dedicated to tabletop and tablescape design, services and products.

Tabletop Tuesday: Black + White Swirl

Tabletop Tuesday features my latest creation from a black and white plate collection of circles. I love the pop art illusion of endless spirals that rotate between white on black and black on white. By stacking these plates, it is really a fun salute to sassy modern style. I mixed this plates on a crisp, white linen with matte, slightly glossy black glassware and a classic bell to signal for more. If all else fails, you can eat that little black dish of rocks and shells. Sometimes that tastes better than your foot in your mouth while trying to eat a mediocre meal. Hey, it happens. Just show some gratitude and appreciate the presentation.

 

Tabletop Tuesday: Summer Fun

Tabletop Tuesday reminds you to capture some summer fun with this vibrant turquoise dish and glassware combo coupled with a playful plate of cat-eye sunglasses.

Grab your passport, sunglasses, smile, swimsuit, appetite for local culture and go. Bon voyage.

Tabletop Tuesday: Palm Limes

Tabletop Tuesday takes you to your favorite palm lined beach with this white and emerald green setting with brass candlestick holders and napkin ring anchored by a green goblet. Cut up the limes and put them in water, spritzer, vodka treat or a little something something extra that makes the summer sun more enjoyable.

 

Tabletop Tuesday: Blue Ground

Tabletop Tuesday sets your place at the table with a harmonious connection of earth and sky. Brown and sky blue are two colors that timeless balance each other. Perhaps the brown reminds us of the ground and the blue the sky. Somewhere in between we exist.

The foundation of linens is laid with navy blue material with a vintage scarf, filled with fun geometric shapes and the brown and blue color story, as the runner. I chose organic shapes of dishware for this setting. The bottom blue plate is a perfect circle but the middle brown plate and blue bowl are not exact circles which makes them visually and texturally interesting. I chose a navy, pinstripe napkin with a brass napkin ring. The setting is finished with brown vintage glassware and vintage rosewood and brass utensils from Thailand.

Bon appétit with flair and style!

Tabletop Tuesday – Grey, White + Purple

Tabletop Tuesday is a crowning achievement of grey and white with a splash of purple and yellow. This plate set alternates a series of materials and patterns on top of a fun quail and crown runner with stainless steel Mid-century modern salt and pepper shakers and a vintage plum glass.

Idea…wrap a ribbon around your silverware to add more patterns and to create something fun.

Let Yvette Craddock Designs decorate your tabletops. Click here.

Modern Holiday Tree Vignettes

It’s that time of year that you have unspoken permission to decorate in excess. For those with a modern aesthetic, there are many new fun options to select from to create an entire space or vignettes that reflect your individual interpretation of the holidays. For some reason (perhaps because I’m a tree hugger), trees grab my attention first.

Abstract designs that symbolize the holiday season are my favorite.  While sourcing decor for client events, these pieces popped off the shelf.  Their charm and modern design appeal inspired my modern holiday tree and winter tablescapes/vignettes below.

My intention is that these modern holiday trees and accessorized vignettes will inspire you for some of your upcoming celebrations or just make you feel warm and fuzzy with glee. Oh, I threw in a transitional rustic vignette for you as well. Enjoy!

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Tabletop Tuesday – Black + White Pop Art

Tabletop Tuesday features this black and white place setting with a mix of geometric shapes, diagonal lines, modern flatware and black glassware. The pink flowers in a white vase pop off this black linen. The presentation is like a canvas of dynamic pop art.

Beauty is the perfect start to a delicious meal. Decorate boldly. Eat consciously.

 

New + Next: Custom Tabletop Design Services

A beautifully decorated table is the foundation for celebrating friends and family over delicious food and libations. Even though every meal is an opportunity to surround yourself in beauty, the holiday season is perfect for time for showcasing a sensational table.

It is as easy as commissioning me to create a custom setting.

I can create designs utilizing your dinnerware, flatware, serviceware and glassware or I can bring in a completely new ensemble with accessories customized to your casual or formal tastes.

Let’s begin the process to reserve your commissioned table design today. It’s easy, just click here. Inquire about multiple event packages.

Remember, that chef led meals and custom menus with service staff are also a part of my cultured, culinary experiences services.

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Get in the MOOD

Its elegance, simplicity and polished gold dome certainly will capture your attention along with a luminous reflection. MOOD by Christofle is a stunning, yet enigmatic object that easily commands the center of any shelf, counter or table.

What’s in MOOD? It is an elliptical masterpiece that secretly houses a collection of gold flatware for six (dinner fork,dinner knife, tablespoon and teaspoon). Although its sophisticated style leans toward a more formal application, it can be used for more casual affairs.

France-based Christofle manufacturers home accessories, tableware, silverware, gifts, baby items and more. Since 1830, the company has manufactured the designs of numerous artists under its namesake. Their fine products are designed in traditional to contemporary styles.

As with many of their other  products, the MOOD is quite the contemporary silverware setting for table tastemaking. This flatware statement object is available in silver and rose gold globally at fine boutiques and retail establishments starting around $1,000.00

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