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The Forewoman’s table thoughts

Published Mar 18, 2022 8:00 pm

More than a traditional centerpiece, a tablescape is a great conversation starter before the meal is served.

The key to setting a great table is balance; repeating scale and texture and sticking to a select color palette.

“Every time I introduce a color or element to the table, I make sure that there is another element that complements it,” says design enthusiast and tablescape artist Jet Acuzar of The Forewoman. “I look at it in terms of both color and material.”

Jet shares tips on how to create the perfect table setting at home.

Tablescaping with cream tones. A dried arrangement is wonderful as it is sustainable–the creamy tones in this scheme complement the crisp floral arrangements. The larger arrangement from a year ago still looks as good as it did coming out of Ca Va, the boutique where it’s from, and can be reused endlessly. 

The gray veined marble tabletop is complemented by the matching canvas gray chairs with leather tan arm rests. Cream-colored tones complement the grays and tans in the table, while using dried flowers and other wood elements soften the look of the table.

Colors and textures matter. If the table is an ecosystem, everything in it should help each other thrive. In this case, since the flowers are dried and golden in hue, the rattan chargers are tonally related. Also, they’re both dry and earthen elements.

Choose the right tableware. For tableware, dinner plates are by Villeroy and Bosch, and the salad plates are by Gourdo’s. The scalloping on the edges of both plates make it appear as if they were part of a set. The Herdmar rose gold cutlery is slightly aged with a wonderful patina that again echoes the golden tones of the florals. Table napkins, origin unknown, the clear glasses are from Marimekko.

Decorative elements. The flowers are actually two bouquets, the larger, golden rust-colored one is by Ca Va. While the smaller lavender, which by the way smells incredible, is from Provence. The beautiful chargers in rattan were designed and produced by Audrey Pastelero. The coasters are hand-crocheted cotton from Cebu.

Table vibes. The candle is True Grace in Fig. On Spotify, Florence and the Machine, and Where Have All the Cowboys Gone by Paula Cole.

For more tips, visit The Forewoman’s website and Instagram page.

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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by The Forewoman.