For this garden party, Haynie juxtaposed a rustic wooden table with an eclectic mix of glassware and ceramics. Traditional “Blue Willow” china feels updated when paired with preppy grosgrain ribbon and modern glass champagne flutes. A mix of indigo-hued flowers, lavender Fuji chrysanthemums and fuchsia heather spills from the center of the table. “We love to mix traditional and non-traditional pieces,” Haynie says. “That’s what we are all about.”
Spring days are the perfect excuse to put your china to good use, cut fresh flowers from the garden and invite a few of your dearest friends for an afternoon of fun. To put a fresh spin on seasonal entertaining, floral designer Tanarah Haynie of Tanarah Luxe Floral created a lush tablescape, inspired by the indigo shades of Madame Pompadour dendrobium orchids, blue belladonna and classic blue-and-white china.
“People seem to think you can’t use the same color twice. They’re afraid it will clash or it won’t match. Commit to one color and really go for it. Don’t worry if it’s not all the same shade. A monochromatic color palette always makes an impact.”
Get the Look Resources
Flatware: Fifth Season, Little Rock, (877) 440-0543, fifthseason.com
Dinner Plates: Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock, (501) 372-1400, designsbytanarah.com
Ribbon: Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock, (501) 372-1400, designsbytanarah.com
Votives: Dwell, Little Rock, (501) 603-9934