I love an intimate celebration so much. Being surrounded by close friends with a table of food and bottles of wine - the conversations are sure to flow. And this Fall, we’re showing you how some of our favorite hostesses throw mini soirees.
Our Columbia local, Megan
Pinckney of Shades of Pinck, shows us how to style a sophisticated and cheery dinner party.
With Autumn approaching but our minds still stuck on Summer vacation, Megan went with a color palette for that period of transition between Summer and Fall. The aesthetic of golden yellows and warm pinks are matching beautifully for an early Fall dinner party - and we are loving this vibe.
With a few tricks and little bit of decor, you can create a starlit dinner where your friends and family will be singing your praises.
We caught up with Megan to get her tips on throwing a simple, yet dreamy candlelit dinner.
What are your tips for styling a table?
Start with the theme, what are you celebrating: a special occasion, a person, an entire season? It can be as general as “a summer evening”, let the occasion influence anything: color, texture, florals, etc.
For this evening’s theme, Megan decked the table out in a custom-made tablecloth of our Grasslands fabric, an abstract pattern of hand-drawn marigold colored lines. The neutral linen napkins were tied with our pink and orange tassels, just the right table accessory for a pop of cheery color.
Autumnal entertaining doesn't just have to be about earthy browns and green and burnt oranges, Fall color can also include bright palettes in slightly deeper shades.
How do you create “coziness” at a dinner table?
Lighting candles adds so much ambiance anywhere, but especially at the dinner table!