April showers bring May flowers and just in time. According to David Monn, one of the country’s leading event designers, “We’re seeing an abundance of lavish tablescapes—perfect for Instagramming!—with gold accents and lush florals, both fresh and in motifs.”
David Kurio, a Texas-based floral designer who is also on our list of the crème de la crème in the soirée business, concurs. “After a dreary winter, there’s simply no better way to get your guests in the mood for spring than to seat them at a table that’s bursting with flowers.”
Here, to inspire your spring dinner parties, are our picks for the 10 most blooming-fabulous ways to add floral touches to your tabletop.
Porcelain dinnerware adapted from
botanical drawings of flower gardens in Mumbai, India.
Signed set of vintage Gunnar Ander glass and
brass flower candleholders.
Limoges porcelain salt cellar and spoon
featuring 24-karat-gold branches, hand-carved enamel blossoms,
and hand-set rose quartz cabochons.
Charming porcelain teapot featuring hand-painted
botanicals and 24-karat-gold details.
Mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal based on the frescoes
of the Italian Renaissance and featuring colorful flowers.
Stunning limited-edition porcelain tulip vase
based on an Secession-style design by the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory,
makers of “Alt Wien” porcelain from 1718 to 1864.
Hand-embroidered, meadow-inspired table linens with
bright flowers, leaves, lady bugs, and butterflies.
Silver-plated flatware featuring gilded accents and an
intricately embossed pattern of flowers and leaves.
Dramatic Pâte de Verre bowls handcrafted in France
to capture the beauty of amaryllis flowers.
Gold-toned, coiled metal napkin ring.
The Secret Language of Flowers
Flowers offer a garden of opportunities for proclaiming a festive sentiment. We all know that red roses mean love, but did you know that ranunculus blooms say, “I’m dazzled by your charms?” Click here to learn the secret language of flowers, and set a table that sends a secret—or not so secret—message.
Floral Tabletop Story Welcome Mashup
Welcome photo: Audrey Hepburn
Welcome quote: Citizen Kane (1941)