Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Printemps dans le jardin

The inspiration for this table setting began in February when Carolyne Roehm shared an image of a stunning table setting she created for her next design book with her Facebook friends. A week later, I found a beautiful fabric by Schumacher that immediately reminded me of Roehm's fabulous table and garden.
3 days ago while at Homegoods, I stumbled upon a set of hot pink colored stemware that again, immediately reminded me of Roehm's fabulous table and garden. I couldn't resist putting my 2 Roehm inspired finds to work. Because the fabric(10 yards) will eventually be used for an upholstered project, I did not cut it. Instead, I simply folded it carefully and evenly to resemble a tailored tablecloth.





For more creative and unique table settings, visit Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch.

25 comments:

Janie's World said...

Well, you've done it again! And wait, hold the phone, is that a CHRYSTAL CHANDELIER I see hanging over that table? Julio you are so creative. I should be seeing YOUR tablescapes in all the magazines. P.S. Is the chandelier under a covered patio? How do you keep it from getting wet? AMAZED!

vignette design said...

Are you kidding me? OMG, Julio! This is way beyond fantastic! I was just gathering my pieces for my Easter tablescape (the pressure is on) and sat down with coffee to read your post. It is just amazingly beautiful. Better than Carolyne Roehm's even. I want to know how that crystal chandelier is hanging--from a tree or a pergola? And those hot pink goblets are the punch of color, with the fabric to pull it all together. Classic, elegant and magazine worthy. Please put together a book of tablesettings. I'll co-author it if need be! haha! I'm sharing this table with my FB fans anyway, if it's alright...
xo Delores

Jennifer said...

gorgeous! Bravo! Jennifer aka Gigi

Rettabug said...

Oh Julio...this reminds me of the Christmas tablesetting you did outside 2 yrs. ago. Opulent, elegant & soooo over the top-drop-dead-gorgeous, I could cry!! What a fabulous talent you have for bringing together strange & unusual elements...like those grungy (sorry) urns & those exquisite candlesticks! I'd never have the nerve but you pull it off with style. ~~big sigh~~

Happy Easter & Bunny Hugs to your sweet guys,
Rett

A Toile Tale said...

I'm going to be dreaming about this table for a long time. You hit it out of the ball park with this. The chandelier!!! How is it hung? I am such a voyeur! I'm trying to look in your windows to see more of your fine style. Love the striped awnings.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Marlis said...

Julio, I love your bold pattern on the table. You've shown us how to mix big patterns with delicate china. The china pattern is so lovely. Your silver is stunning. I am eagerly awaiting your new flatware (fingers crossed). thanks for sharing this vision of loveliness! Happy Easter and many blessings. Come visit, I've got another giveaway going on.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Julio, I had to re-read this post two times to understand that this is your table and not a magazine!WOW! This is my new favorite tablescape. The chandelier and the colors and the greens! I would love to be one of the lucky ones invited to sit at this table!!!!!
Julio, this is a masterpiece!
Happy Easter!
Yvonne

NYCLQ said...

This is STUNNING!! Not only the setting arounf the table, but the plates and those oh so fabulous hot pink glasses!!! LOVE!! You really scored with those!

:D Lynda

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...I am not a fan of pink, but that stemware is fabulous!
Happy Easter.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Way beyond fantastic Julio! The chandalier is stunning with your spectacular table setting. You're a very creative person, I wish I had you near to ak you for ideas. Maybe you should have your own magazine? The pink goblets are sooo very terrific! (Visit me directly to my blog).
Hasve a nice Easter!
FABBY

Emily said...

One word comes to mind, BREATHTAKING. My dream table setting, one I'll aspire to. I'm visiting from BMPTP.
Beautiful for your guest.......
Easter Blessings

~Emily
The French Hutch

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

This should be a magazine spread. Heck, start your own magazine. Stunning! Stunning! Stunning!

xinex said...

Your garden table is gorgeous, Julio. I love the topiaries and the hot pink glasses are stunning. Where is the chandy hanging from?.....Chrristine

Lana said...

Utterly divine--I am spellbound. You would certainly make CR proud--actually, I think you have out-designed the venerable queen tablescaper herself--seriously, you've carried it to a higher echelon. I can't wait to see the project with the fabric!

Hugs,
Lana In Italy
PS

Bill said...

Another masterpiece, Julio! Your unique talents serve you well when you create colorful, wildly romantic tables such as this one.

I have a feeling Ms. Roehm would be impressed. I'll admit that I've only focused on her in the past couple of months (after seeing frequent references to her in blog posts). After visiting her website and catching up on some of her contributions to Veranda, I was hooked. So far I've bought 5 of her books (and ordered a 6th yesterday). She's amazing, isn't she?

And so are you my friend!

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Bill

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, Julio...fantastic!!! Just beautiful! Everything here looks fabulous! The colors are stunning, and the pink is so hot on that stemware it's steaming up my reading glasses and straightening my hair! Yowza!!!

Texas Tea Party said...

Stunning Table! I was very excited to see your table was in the "jardin"! It was amazing your finding the hot pink stemware! I also shopped at Home Goods a few days ago and found the same hot pink stemware. Then, I went back today and found a beautiful bright blue in the same stemware and plan on using these soon. If you like luster ware, please go to my site and take a look. http://texas-tea-party.blogspot.com

Entertaining Women said...

The hot pink stemware is wonderful...jewels kissing your table. I want a Home Goods Store in my area...ah, some day. I've admired Carolyne Roehm for years...love her sense of balance, point-counterpoint design. She has taught me so much. I'll check her out on Facebook. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous design. I'm always thrilled to see that you have posted. Cherry Kay

Atelier de Charo said...

Una mesa muy elegante y romántica!
Preciosa!!!

Hugs
Charo

Marie Arden said...

I love the fabric and the center pieces and the plates--well heck I love it all!
Always fun to see your tabletops. I love Carolyn Roehm but missed her visit here in Atlanta.

Tess said...

What a beautiful table...I LOVE your new pink glasses (my closest HG-Marshalls-TJM doesn't ever have such good stuff).

Luncheons at the Junction said...

It's you!!! I remember seeing your amazingly beautiful home on Rate My Space a year or more ago, and I loved it. Every element was so well thought out - it looked like a magazine spread. Now here you are with a beautiful tablescape! Your talents are obviously varied.

design elements said...

well done! Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

I am a bit late leaving my comment, but I just came across your beautiful blog!! The table-
scape is "over-the-top" gorgeous..all of the colors I love and so wonderfully put together!!
I have marked your blog so I can be sure to return and follow all of them....such an exquisite "feast for the eyes"....
Francy

The Paper Mulberry said...

Oh how divine! What an elegant table, I adore the urns!!!!! I have just stumbled across your gorgeous blog and am now a new and very happy follower! Warmest of wishes from England - Glenda