13 fabulous ways to throw a killer dinner party
MAR 9, 2018 | By Nidhi Upadhyaya
There have only been a few that have gone down in history as legendary dinner parties. But you don’t need to look around too much on Pinterest– we’ve listed 13 fabulous dinner tables right here. Get inspired by 12 brands and their themed table décor – based on their own brand philosophies and the emotions associated with the memories of renowned architect and Pritzker prize winner, Prof BV Doshi.
These tables were dressed to impress at ELLE DECOR India’s Dec-Jan 2018 issue cover and Guest Editor reveal, at the stunningly lit Mill Owner’s Association Building in Ahmedabad.
ABSOLUTE (A-PURE) BY APARTMENT 9 Every corner of this setting is nostalgia-inducing – from the delectable dry fruits in ornate bowls to the tic-tac-toe box. While perfume bottles in red fabric pouches and personalised napkins serve as mementos, vibrant floral and autumn leaf displays leave guests mulling over and relishing the good things in life.
GENEROSITY BY ELLE DECOR Cork placemats with rounded edges, wooden coaster planks, candlestands and unfinished linen epitomise the purity and playful flexibility of the decor. Natural wooden blocks stacked in various formations call out to your curious inner designer. Muted elements blended with subtle accents make the setup warm and inviting.
CONTEMPLATION BY GOOD EARTH The restrained and minimalist arrangement features handwoven khadi that is unstitched and unblended. This neutral base served as the perfect backdrop for earthen diyas, brassware and vintage round spectacles, all harkening to the humble life and times of Mahatma Gandhi.
EUPHORIA BY GOOD EARTH Mughal-inspired colours and motifs lift this table to a state of ecstasy. Refreshing, vibrant flowers in glass chalices, ornate candle holders, patterned tableware in various metallic and matte hues, and bold fabrics, elicit sheer joy.
BLISS BY HAFELEA neat, uncluttered arrangement creates a visceral experience for the diner. The table is composed of rosewood and engineered stone, reflecting the core elements of nature. Its hexagonal shape helps increase the sphere of interaction while reducing the distance between patrons. Gilded chairs and metallic crockery offer an element of glamour to this subtle setup.
CELEBRATION BY KLOVE Given that most auspicious events begin with the blessings of Lord Ganesha, his glass figurine takes centre stage. A festive mood is created with heaps of boondi ladoos, just waiting to be savoured. Majestic gold coconut trees, eclectic diyas and metallic modaks amplify the ethnic flavours of the decadent arrangement.
SERENITY BY NILAYA BY ASIAN PAINTS A calming sky blue, coupled with white chairs and cobalt conical accents crafted from Nilaya wallpaers, make this setup soothing and comforting. The cloud-shaped placemats, while being mature and minimal, lend an element of fun to the decor. This table was styled by Sonia Dutt of ELLE DECOR India.
PASSION BY PORTSIDE CAFÉ An ode to Prof Doshi’s passionate contribution to architecture, the table features architectural components like the legs covered in leather that looks like exposed concrete and seating adapted from Pierre Jeanneret’s famous Chandigarh chair. The leather shaded lamps, Kansa metal plates, ceramic stoneware cups and cement coasters complement this fitting tribute to the living legend.
LOVE BY RALPH LAUREN HOME A runner artfully made from pages of Shakespeare’s poems recreates the era of romantic sonnets and handwritten letters. Bouquets of red roses and colourful candies in jars with heart-shaped lids are paired with handwritten calligraphy nametags on leaves in this dreamy tablespread.
SIMPLICITY BY SARITA HANDA The nature-inspired setup celebrates fresh, green foliage in all its glory. Vibrant vines wrapped around a portal frame, accompanied by clusters of suspended glass baubles, create a vista straight out of fairy tales. Layered ivory aesthetics, thread work infused with silver and pure cotton fabrics come together on a display that embodies simplicity and finesse.
SURPRISE BY SEETU KOHLI HOME Eclectic wooden tree trunk table mats bring a touch of nature to the setting. Green chillies and rabbits peeking out from the centrepiece exemplify a sense of whimsy. This spirited display is further enhanced with use of caricatures as nametags and fortune cookies.
NATURELUXE BY SIMONE… NATURALLY INSPIRED The granite quartz table, propped with artisanal ceramic dinnerware in taupe and white and blown glass accents, evokes a sense of earthiness. Statuesque crystal and steel candle stands convey subtle luxury, while the red floral arrangements and oversized vase raise the sophistication quotient of the entire table.
OVERWHELMED BY VILLEROY & BOCH The refreshing floral themed setup comprises Asian blossoms that Italian explorer Marco Polo had documented in his travels. The plates are adorned with different blooms, each holding a special meaning to collectively weave a narrative. The symphony of blossoms is balanced with muted tableware and glass accessories.
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