Few events offer more fêtespiration than the annual Orchid Dinner, sponsored by Hearst, Veranda, and LOUIS XIII Cognac, and benefiting the New York Botanical Garden. This year’s event, held last week in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel in New York, was no exception. Once again, tastemakers from the worlds of fashion, interior design, landscape design, floral design, and architecture were invited to design tablescapes with one common element: orchids. The result was an oasis of chic that reflected creativity and color schemes as varied and beautiful as orchids themselves. Here to inspire your spring dinner parties are our favorite tabletop looks from this year’s event.
Tablescape by Ashley Whittaker, featuring a Madeline Weinrib Ikat textile, Matouk linens, napkin rings made from a Samuel & Sons trim, and place cards from The Printery. Photo: Marlon Co Photography for NYBG
Tablescape design by Beth Webb, featuring flowers by Zezé, woven placemats from Creel and Gow, Julia B linens, and Kravet fabrics. Photo: Zach Hilty/BFA.com
Tablescape by Shelley Johnstone, featuring flowers by Plaza Flowers, Soane textiles, Creel and Gow wicker placemats, Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch Lettuce Ware plates, Leontine linens, Amanda Lindroth rattan containers, and plaster candlesticks from artisan Stephen Antonson. Photo: Marlon Co Photography for NYBG
Tablescape by Colette van den Thillart, featuring flowers by Zezé, Kravet fabrics, SFERRA linens, and sugar-paste orchids by SugarFlorals on Bernardaud china. Photo: Zach Hilty/BFA.com
Tablescape by Cathy Kincaid, featuring flowers by Sebastian Li, hand-painted ceramic dinnerware from Penny Morrison, and fabrics from Lisa Fine Textiles via JAMES Showroom. Photo: Zach Hilty/BFA.com
Tablescape by CeCe Barfield Thompson, featuring flowers by Plaza Flowers, Soane textiles, William Yeoward crystal, Stephanie Fishwick menu cards, and Royal Copenhagen china and Ricci flatware sourced via One Kings Lane. Photo: Marlon Co Photography for NYBG
Tablescape by Wesley Moon, featuring Fortuny textiles and ceramic plates from Les-Ottomans Home Design. Photo: Zach Hilty/BFA.com
Tablescape by Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, featuring flowers by Rana Kim, Thibaut textiles, Herend china, and Halo Home by KSW monogrammed napkins. Photo: Marlon Co Photography for NYBG
Tablescape by Patrick Mele, featuring flowers by Greenwich Orchids, Frances Palmer pottery, taxidermy from Creel and Gow, antique dinnerware from Betsey Ruprecht Decorative Antiques, Jim Thompson fabrics, and Deborah Sharpe linens. Photo: Marlon Co Photography for NYBG
Photo Credit: Zach Hilty/BFA.com
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