China Chic Hits Home
Images above courtesy of that always stylish marketing master, Alli.
Those enchanting Asian-inspired tables, designed by Elle Decor Editor in Chief, Margaret Russell, finally arrived in Atlanta this week as part of Dining By Design 2006 to benefit DIFFA. No disappointments here. In fact, I thought Russell's tablescapes were even more sumptuous in person -- yet, interestingly, not excessive.
All the vignettes created for Dining By Design 2006 are supposed to be fun, over-the-top fantasy. Still, it hit me that Russell's scheme could translate to a real dinner party. One could actually enjoy a meal and see other guests at her tables. It was all delightfully maximal and functional.
Kudos to Alli for capturing the allure of the high gloss lacquer tables and luscious mix of colors. The turquoise vases used on the tables, and shown below, are available from Jayson Home. The plates are by Robert Dawson for Wedgwood, in the After Willow pattern. The small hand-made candle holders, also shown below, are from John Derian.
More on this event to come.