ver the next few weeks we are asking each of the J Banks Designers to style a tablescape on a round, glass table from our retail store. We have given them the freedom to create anything they want; from a table setting for entertaining to a beautiful design vignette – the sky is the limit! The end result will show how thoughtful accessories and attention to detail can change the overall ambiance of a room.
Last week we featured Designer, Lisa Whitley and her elegant creation. This week, we are featuring Designer, Adrienne Warner’s colorful and coastal themed table. Enjoy!
JB: What is your favorite item or items in the vignette/tablescape? Why?
Adrienne: The 4-arm Candelabra Classique in “Italian Red” from Dunes & Duchess. I love how the lacquer finish gives a fresh, updated feel to this very traditional element. I like how the strong pop of red contrasts with the softer blues. The Crab Salt & Pepper shakers and the Gator Beer Mugs from Vagabond House add a touch of whimsy and are great conversation starters. I also love colored plates. We found this line, Antheor France, at Maison d’Objet in Paris and they’ve since remained a classic staple for us.
JB: Tell us a little bit about your color choices & how you were inspired.
Adrienne: The blue linen throw is one of my favorite items in our retail store. The soft ombre effect in various shades of blue makes me think of the ocean, so I wanted to do a table top that celebrates life on the coast. After weeks of indulging in the usual holiday favorites, I need to lighten things up in January. Fresh local seafood available all year round is one of the many perks of living in the Low Country.
JB: What advice can you give for your clients about dressing a table?
Adrienne: Dressing a table should be a fun experience leading up to the best part….THE FOOD! The beauty of design is that there is never a wrong answer so get inspired and creative. Don’t be afraid to try something different if it makes you happy. I have found that the best results come from not overthinking things and keeping it simple. Invite a girlfriend over, turn on some music and have a good time with it!
We loved the bright, whimsical ambiance that Adrienne created for her tablescape!
Stay tuned for more tablescapes coming soon!