Travel Inspired Tabletops!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to france

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!

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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!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to france

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!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to france

I would then finish off the table with Baccarat’s stemware pattern “Mille Nuits”.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to france

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.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to france

I would definitely make my napkins from the same fabric and then add a Jars ironstone pattern called “Tourron Orange”.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to france

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!

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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?!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to france

xo Kathryn

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5 Responses to Travel Inspired Tabletops!

  1. Sarah says:

    Kathryn, I frequently pair orange with my blue and white. I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to that look. I also have the Sacred Bird so will try using it on a pattern. Thanks for sharing.

  2. franki says:

    I ADORE that fabric!!!! franki

  3. Kathryn Greeley says:

    Both are really fabulous fabrics, but I must say, I am partial to the Nina Campbell!

  4. Kathryn Greeley says:

    Thanks Sarah…always a pleasure to hear from you!

  5. Luke says:

    I do love the blue and orange combination! I can only imagine what sort of menu you would have to go along with these tables.

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