Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tablesetting Cues From The Courtyard At The Four Seasons In Paris

Happy Tablescape Thursday From Another Beautiful Paris Perfect Apartment!

(The Four Seasons George Sans Hotel Courtyard)
The above image of the Four Seasons Paris Hotel courtyard was the inspiration behind this tablescape setting. I love all the manicured evergreens surrounding the crisp white table linens and aged urns.

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This is a photo of the apartment's dining room as pictured on the Paris Perfect website.

The Richebourg Apartment is located on the famous Avenue de la Bourdonnais in the 7th Arrondissement across from the Parc du Champs de Mars. The 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom luxe apartment is beautifully decorated and well appointed with everything you need for the perfect Parisian stay. For more details on reserving this or any of Paris Perfect's beautiful apartments, visit

Rich evergreen topiaries can be seen throughout the city in front of storefronts,apartment entryways and on beautifully adorned wrought iron balconies in the 7th district.

I purchased the 2 large boxwood toparies I put on the built in sideboard from a floral shop at the Rue de Cler market which is only a couple of blocks away from the apartment. The table cloth and napkins were purchased from a nearby linen boutique.

The large candelabras and rest of the tableware ( stemware,dinner and flatware) are all included with the apartment.

I really like this angle with the window in the back drop. I thought it captured my vision of the Four Seasons courtyard.

The miniature topiaries were from another floral shop located directly across the Cafe Constant, owned by a Michelin star chef, Christian Constant.

I found the apple green candles from a gift shop located on the Rue de Grenelle.

We are really going to miss staying in this apartment when we return home.

And of course, the final aerial shot. Thank you for stopping by and visiting my contribution to Tablescape Thursday. For more unique and creative table settings, click on the tablescape thursday logo below, or visit Susan's Between Naps On The Porch blog.

Au revoir from Paris!


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Lovely - the table setting AND the apartment.

Is that a lavender wall against a gold wall? - or is that a trick of the lighting? I love it!

Debbie said...

WOW that is beautiful!!~

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Julio, I love the "feel" of this tablescape. It whispers a story! Earthy and elegant with brilliant elements, your table captures a high style sophication.
What a feast for the eyes!

Mimi said...

Gorgeous table...I bet you will miss that lovely apartment...what a view!

Lana Austin said...

How can this be concurrently simple and stunning? It is both. Those topiaries are divine! And the surroundings/location ain't bad either ;)
Hugs, Lana

Kathysue said...

Julio, Love everything about this table, the textures the candles the subtle color combination, Perfect,Kathysue

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

so beautiful and sofisticated, I love the window view in the background, the whole this is rich and beautiful, bravo again, love it.,,,,,

vignette design said...

To. Die. For. This tablescape is so amazing with the boxwood and natural elements. I'm so copying this for a future dinner party! Love peeking out the window too. --Delores

CIELO said...

Precioso! Me gustaria un dia ir alli..


Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What an amazing table! Very elegant. Perfect for a dinner party. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Linda Q said...

Bonjour Julio,
Oh you are so clever and talented, still managing to tablescape even when traveling. Bravo! Love the greens against the white and those candle sticks, stick those in your suit case for me, tee hee!
Hugs, glad you are all having a wonderful time. Now I want to go to Paris because of your posts!
Hugs, Linda

Bill said...

Ah, Julio ... understated, restrained, zen-like ... yet it's one of your most dramatic table posts ever! Your creative senses must be on overload, immersed as you are in the historic beauty and inimitable style of Paris.

Thank you for taking time during your vacation to entertain and inspire us with this tasteful homage to the Four Seasons' courtyard.

Super à un degré extrême!

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The blog was absolutely fantastic! Lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need!

prashant said...

that is beautiful!!~

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laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Amzing that you can create this much beauty, even when you aren't in your own home. Sounds like you're having a wonderful time. laurie

Paris Atelier said...

Just gorgeous Julio, as always inspired and lovely! That apartment is amazing!