Last year I had the honor of having my home photographed for the Fall 2018 issue of Cottages and Bungalows (on news stands now!). Just like preparing for a party in your home, getting ready for a photoshoot turns into a mad rush to fine tune every detail in your house you haven’t had a chance to fix/buy over the last 20 years. Surely you know what I mean?!?
As mentioned before, I have a propensity to ensure that my design does not look contrived. I love natural, uncomplicated, authentic design…..which sometimes simpler doesn’t look as great on film, so I knew I had to UP my tablescape game a bit and I am so glad that I did!
The vintage plates were sourced from multiple sellers on Etsy and Ebay. Pattern is Game Birds from Johnson Brothers.
The pheasant Feather chargers are from Two’s Company - I am slightly obsessed with them. The texture of the chargers paired with the wood of my antique French table made me giddy!
The burl wood centerpiece I found (swear on my life) in the woods behind my house. My husband had to first saw it from the tree trunk, then saw it in half as it was too large for the table and not enough room for the plate. I filled the crevices with moss and succulents for a very earthy (and living) conversation piece.
The runner is a full width of fabric,tucked under at the sides, from my days working in Ralph Lauren Home collection in NYC. We used to have these fabulous sample sales. While some people would hoard clothes, I was hoarding fabrics. This was the ONE instance where I was able to tell my husband, ”see I told you I would find a use for it” after 20 years of moving the fabrics from house to house.
The glassware is a combination of vintage purchased on Ebay (rocks glasses) and borrowed (stemware) from a friend.
Chargers and Napkins are from Pier 1.
Interiors: Choux Design | Styling: Charlotte Safavi | Photography : Robert Radifera