A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to collaborate with Table+Dine and Lenox to style and photograph Marchesa’s ‘Painted Camellia’ Dinnerware. Working with the fabulous Deb of Table+Dine, we put together an outdoor bohemian-inspired tabletop that was feminine, but still incorporated enough fresh details to work for the modern woman. Scroll through to see all the lovely details and how the ‘Painted Camellia’ shoot came out!
I love Marchesa’s ‘Painted Camellia‘ dinnerware because I think it transitions so well from formal to bohemian casual. Just because there is gold and pink flowers on your plate doesn’t mean it’s too nice for a waffle breakfast or a grilled cheese sandwich (my lunch of choice). Sure this pattern can be extremely formal, but paired with gold ‘Imperial Caviar’ flatware loosely tied with pink ribbon, delicious little gift boxes of Champagne Bears from Sugarfina, and strewn about olive leaves as a centerpiece, Marchesa’s ‘Painted Camellia’ becomes perfect for an afternoon tea party for you closest #girlsquad.
We also shot the ‘Painted Camellia‘ dinnerware indoors along a black wood table, and you can see how beautifully the pink and white pop against the darker background. When you are looking to make this china pattern more formal, simply play up the contrast with a darker table or runner, and allow for more visibility with the pattern by separating the flatware and the bread plate. Arranging a variety of soft-hued florals in vases is a nice way to pump up the glam, and let people know that this is not the type of party where elbows are allowed on the table. (really though, is that still a thing? I remember being told it as a child and now I glare at people when they do that….)
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