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Tabletop Tuesday: Royal Gold

Tabletop Tuesday is a traditional setting of royal blue, white and gold. The combination is often a classy, even royal holiday favorite.

I have paired this festive, yet soothing setting with a trio of cobalt glassware including a white wine glass with a crystal stem, a big red wine glass with a tall stem and a solid blue water goblet.

The repetitive pattern around the main China plate is an ornate scroll. The scroll design element is part of the flatware design as well. The smaller plate has a simple gold rim. Vary your plates like any great design combination to bring fun and style to your table.

Modern Monday: Brass N Blue

Modern Monday features the refined design aesthetic of Sarah Richardson. Sarah is known for her command of color and brilliant pattern mixes.

In this white kitchen, she achieves a dimensional balance between the length of an all-white wall of cabinetry with the bold royal blue island and chairs. The room’s elements including color, chair style, chandelier style, subway tile and accessories are rather traditional. However, she modernizes the space through the size, wide plank flooring, built in marble and brass table, elegant brass Edison style bulb pendants, glossy blue paint and integration of fabrics and patterns.

Take a risk. Try options you would never consider. These details create this magical kitchen.

Modern Monday: Cosmopolitan Craft

Modern Monday opens the windows to a kitchen of simple craft and charm translated with refined modern simplicity.

The long table is a combination of wood and stone on two levels. The organic materials speak to our rustic sensibilities and the joining of them is a modern design detail.

The table length and placement along with the dancing (alternating) pendants overhead lead your eye toward the oversized window and the comforting beam of natural light. Of course the moss plates conveniently harmonize with the outdoor shrub. Simple, elegant and intentional design can make modern warm.

Borrow some of these tips for your home or contact me for guidance.

Tabletop Tuesday: Golden Leaves

Tabletop Tuesday is a gratitude setting. The color schemes reflects seasonal hues of gold, brown, auburn and orange with leaf designs. Vintage gold flatware and glassware accompany this setting.

Did you know that leaves are symbolic of fertility and growth? In traditional Chinese symbolism, leaves represent a tree that encompasses all of humanity. May we express gratitude for all that we have and ask for abundance for all living beings regardless of the season.