Inspired by… Libertine!

I had mentioned last week how much I loved this romantic, bold and whimsical outfit from Libertine and how I’d love to see a table top inspired by it. So, I thought I’d play around with some of the elements I think would make this outfit come to life in party form.

First, here is the polka dot and stripe ensemble:

LibertineI realized part of why I loved it so very much was that it reminded me of the work of Paul Klee and Joan Miro.  Here a painting by Paul Klee and below it one by Joan Miro, so you know what I’m thinking of.

Paul Kleeand Joan Miro (images via Artchive)

Joan MiroOne of the reasons I loved this ensemble was because it was graphic, with a touch of modern and yet not TOO sweet. It has a bit of a retro feel, but still of today.  So, Obviously, you must start with the linens. (Or, I should say, Obviously to ME!) I fell in love with this Down the Lane Onyx Linen from La Tavola and thought it would pair nicely with this awesome “Seeing Spots” napkin, also from La Tavola.

La Tavola Down the Lane Onyx Seeing Spots from La TavolaThere is something a little French about this fabulous Libertine outfit, so I thought a black bistro chair from Classic Party Rentals would add a bit of sass and cafe like romance to the look.

Screen Shot 2013-09-17 at 7.15.30 AMFor the table top itself, I think it needs something a teeny bit surreal and whimsical!  I love the idea of these candlesticks that I saw at NYFF from Paul Loebach couples with assorted white ceramic containers filled with red and yellow pick up the colorful details on the blouse. I personally like the bud vase look, but the bold stripes might need something… MORE. (From top to bottom, images via AreaWare, Kristina Valmaa, and Martha Stewart Weddings.)

Paul Loebach CandlesticksWhite ceramic containersScreen Shot 2013-09-17 at 9.57.30 AMSigh. Now I really want to do this table… Here are the images in Mood Board form.

AaB Creates Libertine Moodboard


  1. matthew @ a fine press
    September 17, 2013

    Oh. My.

    The horses on that table.

    The patina on the left horse, reminiscent of the violence echoed in its expression.

    This is brutal and beautiful.

    Have. Mercy.

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