Spring is officially here and Easter is right on it's tail in just a few weeks. That can only mean our calendars are about to book up with brunches, lunches and get togethers for no reason at all except to enjoy all the things that come with the season. In preparation for all of the entertaining that is about to unfold, I've partnered with Williams Sonoma to bring you inspiration and ideas for a tabletop that you will definitely want to recreate for your own brunch!
This is my favorite time of year, it's finally light out again after work, the weather is PERFECT, and most of us are ready to come out of hibernation to enjoy each other's company. Pair that with my other favorite reason to get together, brunch, and we've got the perfect weekend. Creating a table that would inspire you for an Easter or Spring brunch, that would've been easy. What I wanted to do was share a tabletop that was not your typical spring palette. Something a little different than everything that will pop up on Pinterest when you type in 'spring'. You all know I like a bit of contrast and a little edge in all of the projects that I work on. So my job was not only to inspire you to entertain, but also to show you how to mix your traditional spring pieces with items that create a younger, more modern look.
I'm a sucker for pink and blush, but needed to break up a table of pastels with some rust, pops of burgundy, and a casual setting that didn't feel stuffy. Here's how I did it.
Don't be scared to try something new. I loved these spring napkins, but didn't want anything to look too perfect. So they were tied in a knot and left on the chairs for guests to grab. I can never get napkins to look great folded on the table anyways so I'm really loving the knot! Easy to perfect and adds a casual touch to each setting.
I also layered in a contrasting grey salad plate so that the setting didn't get too light. I think it instantly adds a tiny bit of edge, while the floral dinner plates keep the overall look soft. Each setting was topped with an (amazing) alabaster egg which came in a rainbow of colors... but of course I pulled out the blush and peach ones. They served as place cards with each guest's name hand lettered on top. the final touch was a simple menu to list out the morning's dishes. Again, I kept these very simple so that the rest of the decor could shine.
Simple invitations were created in our color palette and tucked into hand lettered envelopes. I love changing the invitation style up from time to time so for this get together, I chose to go with white lettering on a mauve background. The lettering I created was incredibly simple too, no thicks, thins or frills. There's something very impactful about keeping it simple though!
To show of those gorgeous glasses, a mimosa bar was required. I set out a variety of juices and berries for a DIY cocktail bar cart.
There were so many subtle details. When I set a table, I usually choose a focus for something "grand" on the table and everything else is chosen to let that shine, BUT, when you take a closer look, are still an amazing detail you can appreciate. I really wanted to focus on the color palette of blush and rust, and let that be the center of attention. The etched coupes, flutes and flatware were those small details that were less obvious, but just as gorgeous. I honestly couldn't stop taking pictures of the glasses!
Fresh flowers are a must anytime I entertain, or at least something live like potted plants, succulents or cacti. Naomi of Beautiful Savage Flowers killed it with the selection she brought over. She took my inspiration of color and vibe and perfectly executed it in the form of flowers. I tucked the flowers all around the table to provide soft texture against the bright linens and table decor.
When we entertain at home, we almost always offer things family style or as more of a buffet. For two reason, first, that means I'm not slaving away in the kitchen by myself, and second, it encourages more interaction between guests as well as stays in line with the casual vibe I want any of our get togethers to have. I served this breakfast salad and toast in the large serving bowl.
So, what do you guys think. Have you ever thought about switching your color palette up from the traditional Easter or Spring palettes? Sometimes just throwing in one pop color (like the rust here!) you can easily switch up a look without updating all of your current pieces.