Weekly Table Setting: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Weekly Table Setting: Welcome to the Neighborhood

This past weekend, we held a very special Dinner Series event on Observatory Hill. Recently, Austin Architects rehabbed and moved into a home-turned-office next to Local Root, so we wanted to give them a proper welcome to the neighborhood. As usual, we supplied the tabletop items, and Rene from Hi-Rise Bread Company prepared all of the 9delicious) food. It was a lovely evening (you can read more about it over on our Dinner Series blog), but today we're excited to share the table setting from that evening with you! When we had our first planning meeting for this dinner, Jonathan Austin of Austin Architects asked for "drama". The dinner was to be held on the front parking area/patio of his new office, set atop large stone pavers, very clear for all passerby to see. So Alex got to work creating a table with drama. She picked a range of very saturated colors to use, and coordinated with Hallie of Hallie's Flower Garden to create dramatic flower arrangements. The resulting table was quite a sight - very beautiful and dynamic - and it set the tone for a truly wonderful evening.

Weekly Table Setting: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Weekly Table Setting: Welcome to the Neighborhood

To dress the table, we used two Libeco Home Napoli Vintage Table Cloths in Cafenoir. For a bit of lighting and to set the mood, we used two Simon Pearce Woodbury Hurricanes with candles, which you can see flickering in the background of the photo above.

Weekly Table Setting: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Weekly Table Setting: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Each place setting started with a Chilewich Kono Rectangular Placemat in Iron, and atop that we stacked a Heath Ceramics Coupe Dinner Plate in Onyx and a Jars Ceramics Tourron Dessert Plate in Samoa. Though not pictured, we also used the Jars Ceramics Vuelta Soup Plate in White Pearl, and the Jars Ceramics Plume Dessert Plate in White Pearl, one for the pasta course, the other for dessert.

Weekly Table Setting: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Weekly Table Setting: Welcome to the Neighborhood

For glassware, we pulled exclusively from the rustic, textured Simon Pearce Woodbury collection, with this Woodbury Red Wine Glass and this Woodbury Tumbler.

Weekly Table Setting: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Hallie's gorgeous flower arrangements were put together in three Simon Pearce Shelburne Bowls, which worked quite beautifully for their presentation.

Weekly Table Setting: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Weekly Table Setting: Welcome to the Neighborhood

As the light of day dwindled, we used these beautiful oil lamps for some added lighting, and chatted our way into the darkness. What a wonderful treat to sit at a table like this, and to indulge in such a lively dinner! We're excited to welcome Jonathan and his crew to the neighborhood, and look forward to our next event together.

Weekly Table Setting: Welcome to the Neighborhood

What does your dining table look like now that the last days of summer are upon us?