To kick off a new year full of new table settings, we've decided to make things more interesting over here. Our visual merchandiser Alex puts a lot of time and care into crafting a new setting each week, so we thought, why not let her tell you a bit about it? Table setting inspiration can come from a variety of places, and I find it's always more fun to hear how something comes to be, so that's what we're going to do here. This week, Alex created a table setting inspired by some photographs from a recent vacation. I'll let her tell you about it...
My inspiration has come from a lot of different places. This one was laced with photos my friend sent from her recent trip to Lake Quilatoa in Equador, and Huaraz, Peru. Lots of blues mixed in with the greys and soft greens of the landscape this time of year. I thought including a soup plate was fitting for a season riddled with stews. Weirdly enough, I was also inspired by a few images of pedestrians bundled up on the streets of Chicago and Washington DC during this bitter cold front.
I was especially happy with the mixture of Match rocks glasses and sage Coupe dinner plates. The Match items brought out sophisticated side of Heath and shows both brands versatility.
Photo 1: A close-up shot of the individual place setting.
Photo 2: Place settings, comprised of a iittala Dewdrop Charger in Grey, a Heath Ceramics Coupe Dinner Plate in Sage, and a Jars Ceramics Tourron Soup Plate in Samoa. The featured flatware comes from the David Mellor English Collection.
Photo 6: Heath Ceramics Shallow Salad Bowl in Sand
Photo 7: A shot of the whole table setting.