I thought it would be fun to design a tabletop (or two), inspired by the hotel bar at Hostellerie de Plaisance that I shared with you earlier. I commented that orange was not a personal favorite color, but I LOVED this tabletop that I did at the DC Design Center last fall. You may remember these orange and blue images!
I had so many thoughts on designing an orange tabletop, I had to do two! The first is a more traditional, with pattern on pattern. I would start with a tablecloth made from this exquisite fabric from the Nina Campbell Collection, called Amazonas!
I would pair some crisp white linen napkins with this fabric or perhaps make my napkins from this same fabric for the tablecloth.
Then I would add the lovely Mottahedeh china pattern, Scared Bird and Butterfly in orange. Thus the pattern on pattern!
I would love using my Juliska Natural Bamboo flatware like I used in the above DC tabletop!
I would then finish off the table with Baccarat’s stemware pattern “Mille Nuits”.
For flowers, one might do a group of simple white orchids in a lovely, old antique brass container!
My creativity is overflowing on this idea of an orange tabletop, so I must design for you a second one…a bit more contemporary or what one could describe as “ethnic chic”!
Here I start with a fabric from Romo fabrics called Itsuki in Cayenne.
I would definitely make my napkins from the same fabric and then add a Jars ironstone pattern called “Tourron Orange”.
Yes…this is going in an entirely different direction that the first tabletop…!
Then add…a really fun stemware…perhaps Lally by William Yeoward or Ophelia by Moser!
And finish off the table with some edgy flatware from Alain Saint-Joanis … Lignes Black.
Wow, such an inspiring color orange can be! Would you agree?!