When the sun is shining Spring can feel just around the corner. The bulbs are forcing their way through into the open, lambs are appearing in the fields and suddenly the days are becoming increasingly longer. What a joy the changing of the seasons feel. For this blog I am throwing it back to last year and the first collaboration between Wild Stems and I and this beautiful Spring Tablescape. This was the birth of The Works, an artist collaboration, showcasing the seasons in an inspiring and captivating way.
Early Spring can be a challenge when working with seasonal florals, with nature as our muse she provided us with an abundance of Forsythia. When working seasonally the flowers can often inspire the surrounding styling and we wanted a spring tablescape that felt earthy, grounded and connected to this moment in time.
We hung a fabric backdrop to capture the shadows, to add a sense of drama. There is something very pleasing about the contrast in the background shadow. The table featured gathered and layered fabrics, adding texture and warmth. The forsythia was arranged wild and creeping in ceramic stoneware bowls. Ribbed candles wavy candles bought an abstract feel to the table, Cut glasses although vintage provded and edge of modernity. This tablescape was about creating a feeling of depth and texture so stoneware plates were layered together. gold tones added a little highlights acting as candle dishes. Gold thin stemmed cutlery prvoded a modern luxury edge.
Ripped edge place names in a block CAPS font provided the perfect addition for this contrasting feel, balancing texture with then cooler gold tones, mixing heritage pieces with the freshness that driving trends requires.
This tablescape is easily translatable into weddings and events, with each flower bowl being a mini work of art. Consider up-specing tablescapes through adding cut glassware and abstract candles for a more unique feel.
This year we have the first The Works collaborations and will be working on some late spring tablescapes but bringing them into a functional wedding setting. I can’t wait to get started and create something beautiful. To find out more about how Cissy and I work together click here and head over to my styling services.