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:
I 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.
and Joan Miro (images via Artchive)
One 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.
For 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 flowers..to 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.)