Designer Tablescape: Shelley Wilkins

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Over 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, Adrienne Warner and her colorful, coastal inspired table. This week, we are featuring Designer, Shelley Wilkin’s Valentine’s themed table. Enjoy!

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JB: What is your favorite item or items in the vignette/tablescape? Why?

Shelley: There are so many great pieces on the table but I think my favorite is the chevron table runner by Kitchen Papers, sold in J Banks Retail.  When they arrived into our store I bought it immediately! I have used it for Easter brunch, Christmas dinner, and even as wrapping paper. It is so versatile and makes such a great impact for such a small price. Also, the Eiffel Tower place card holders from Homart are so great. J’adore!

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JB: Tell us a little bit about your color choices & how you were inspired. 

Shelley: I was inspired by the upcoming Valentine’s holiday! It is my favorite day of the year. I thought it would be fun to put together a table mixing reds and pinks. I think many people do not think they can mix the two colors together, but with a white tablecloth as the backdrop, the varying hues make the table fun and festive!

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JBWhat advice can you give for your clients about dressing a table?

Shelley: I would tell my clients….do not be afraid to have fun with setting the table. Think out of the box…there are no rules. I used candy hearts as a centerpiece-fun whimsical and unexpected! Delight your guests with those special little touches. Have fun and enjoy it!

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We loved the vibrant, yet romantic ambiance that Shelley created for her tablescape!

Stay tuned for more tablescapes coming soon!

xo,

JB

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