Our Dining Table set with my Grandmother's China inherited and now made modern
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Every Monday and Friday we feature things, people or places that inspire us. This Monday we feature the new Grand Millennial Style that is taking the country by storm.
The essence of the Grandmillennial style involves a young (ish) person taking ownership of granny's needlepoint pillows and tasseled lampshades and making them share space with their existing mid-century modern/Scandinavian/farmhouse decor.
Below are 5 simple steps that help make you look like you had a professional set your table!
Step 1: Pick a colour in the china pattern and buy or get a table cloth with the same colour but with a much more graphic or modern design, here I found a piece of left over upholstery fabric we used to cover a chair I turned into a table cloth edges frayed and all to match the legendary French Haviland Limoges China I inherited from my Grandmother
Step 2: Layer the table, find a drinking glass in a contrasting color than the table cloth and your china pattern here I used our Murano Glass which we deign and manufacture with a pattern that contrasts the stripes in the table cloth and the floral pattern in the plates
Step 3: Use cutlery /flatware that ties into the theme of the table cloth if you can , here we used stripped Christofle Talisman given to us by my Mom as a wedding gift
Step 4: If you should have any votives around the house take the candle out and use it as a small flower vase scattered on the table helping the table come alive with living breathing objects and pick a color of flower that is in the china pattern
Step 5: Walk around your home and pick up stuff and place it on the table giving it height and dimension, here I I chose a dragon vase from our living room and orchids from our balcony and placed them on the table for dramatic affect and then at the time of sitting down to eat I removed them
Stand back and enjoy the art piece you created !
What a Fab table! I love the beautiful, old china and striped tablecloth.
Great title ! And exciting content …
Thank you for the tips , you must meet with Miss Maggie, in France 🇫🇷
You 2 have a lot to talk about …
The photos of your set table are striking! Thanks for the tips, they got me to thinking about using the China I inherited in an exciting and new way!