Beyond the wedding rehearsal dinners, bridal tea parties, and wedding receptions, family dinner nights at home deserve some rediscovery. This season is the most inspiring time to enhance the overall dining experience. My dinners involve my husband Troy and our two 6-year-olds, Bella and Beau, who appreciate purposeful time at our dinner table. Setting up the tablescape has been a ritual in my family, and I now share this experience with my children. I remember the seriousness put into each meticulous placement at my mother’s dining table. Although I appreciate the earnestness, in my household, dinners and their setup are intended for enjoyment. My choice of tableware is timeless, amusing, and striking.
I often see a strong textile influence when I enjoy the New York Table Top shows. It must be the creative part of me that colors my lenses. I believe taste is rooted in an individual’s iconic personality. Often in bridal, we think the gown is selected from trends or the stylist’s recommendations. However, innately a bride-to-be’s decision-making will be governed by her inner taste and what truly delights her.
A classy modern bride would select Rosenthal’s T.A.C. Skin, whose collection displays strong mid-century influence in silhouette and decor. The set features fine white, slightly translucent porcelain delicately ornamented with gold and platinum accents throughout chiseled geometric shapes. Genuinely an artful endeavor is inspired by The Architectural Collaborative Inc., a creative initiative that combines research, sculpture, and ingenuity, started in 1937. The immaculate, minimal, and innovative design brings fresh life and an artistic appreciation to your tablescape. The price ranges from $45 – $550 and can be purchased at www.rosenthalusa-shop.com/en-us.
For a bold prodigious bride, let Versace’s iconic Christmas collections bring sensation and royalty to your table. Opulent in decor, these vignettes unveil their representation of the Versace Medusa idols. The Butterfly Garden is a whimsical and ornamental setting -an enchanted mythical display. In comparison, Prestige is monochromatically overlaid with 24k gold filigree for a regal finish setting decadence over any special occasion dinner. Lastly, a festive decor paired with the beauty of simple shapes boldly represented by its iconic imagery is a great gift item and will pose as an outstanding statement piece on your holiday table.
Prestige prices range from $65 to $775 for a complete dinner set. The butterfly collection is a 5pc set ranging from $125 – $525 and can be purchased on www.bergdorfgoodman.com.
All the while, Raynaud, a brand of my personal tableware aesthetic, with its organic shapes and intense colors, this collection of dinnerware promises to enliven. The latest Cristobal Emerald Green collection is bold and imaginative. Inspired by the deep sea, Coral branch shapes decorate porcelain pieces in 24-carat gold of rich hues for the unforgettable theatric bride. The pieces are handmade in France from Limoges porcelain. The price ranges from $65 – $1,565 and can be purchased at www.scullyandscully.com.
No matter the choice of tableware or the occasion, be iconic! Let the sincere you govern the decisions for most of the memorable moments in your and the life of your loved ones.
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A Brooklyn native raised in a home where my parents fostered 3 practical ideas: Christian faith transforms, education empowers and family inspires. These practices developed core principles in me that would launch me to pursue my passion in Fashion design. Within 20 years of brand building, innovative product design, global travel, I have established a service of excellence that affords me a stellar professional reputation. Also along this journey, I made a unique discovery about my abilities and the effect it had on those in my professional community. Transforming the way you think by what you wear was and is my creative initiative that would help everyone view the world through a lens that honors all people as God’s perfection; fearfully and beautifully made. As now a wife, mother, designer, and writer I am more passionate about sharing the beauty of love and being intentional about creating moments that gift happiness.