It’s quite rare for us to feature a styled shoot in a dedicated post on Rock My Style but one look at Holly’s blueish-bottle green walls made me think I had to share this in its entirety. Now I can’t imagine many of us are going to be dining at a table set quite like this on Monday but there are many elements that can be replicated; the tapered candles, handwritten place names and foraged foliage are my favourites. I’ll hand over to Lucy at Lucy Naomi Events to share more.
This shoot was inspired by our love of events, friends and rustic luxury. Whatever your excuse for a dinner party, whether it be a Christmas feast, friends for dinner, a family reunion or even a wedding, having a striking and inviting table will have a lasting effect on your guests. Your space should be inviting and set the tone for the meal. Candle light adds a gorgeous atmosphere to any room and adds texture to the table.
This tablescape reflects true wintery tones; with dark greys, earthy greens and a touch of white. Brass cutlery and candlesticks were also included to bring a luxe edge to this natural table setting. Subtle inky patterns on the tableware, together with frayed edging on woven linens, created the perfect moody and rustic feel. The focus of each place setting was some hand dyed ribbon, which not only adds to that feeling of luxury, but is also soft and inviting for your guests.
Holly Vaughan from Holly’s House is a wedding and interior stylist, and her home perfectly reflects her modern rustic style. The walls of her dining room are painted in Vert Bleu by Emery et Cie which she feels sets the mood for atmospheric lighting and candlelight – the perfect setting for entertaining. The dining table is made from reclaimed wood, creating a rustic textured centrepiece in the room, and in addition there are other vintage pieces of furniture around the room which keep the interior design looking relaxed yet intriguing. The industrial drawer unit was from reclamation and salvage specialists Retrouvius. The light fitting from Emery et Cie and the vintage cupboard from antique store Howie and Belle.
We really believe in adding that extra luxe factor when hosting a dinner party, from the room styling right down to the finishing touches. Welcoming your guests to the table with beautifully designed menu, that fits in with the overall style of your event always adds a real wow factor. We created moody watercolour artwork and teamed it with a modern, contemporary calligraphy font to tie in with the luxe vibe. Paper stock and finishing is also key to creating those feelings of rustic luxury, which is why we chose to use a beautiful hammered paper, wrapped with a lovely dark grey ribbon. Place names are a must! Especially if you have a large party. We opted for hand-made, hand-torn paper with a moody watercolour and a modern, hand-written calligraphy font. A little keepsake for guests to take home and a great personal touch.
Another sure-fire way to create wow factor is with a floral centerpiece. For this shoot we opted for LOTS of foliage with a stunning floral bouquet as the hero. The rich, natural colour palette reflects the wintery ambience and combines perfectly with the table styling.
Anyone else coveting that wall colour? I’m honestly thinking I need to get it on the walls at Chez Coleman. But where to put it?!