It’s the time of year again where we’re eager to entertain. The sun is shining bright, the weather is perfectly warm, and everybody’s feeling refreshed. We know you’re thinking “bring on the backyard barbecues and pool parties!” So, we’ve got a few ideas of how to set the stage for a bright and impactful soiree that’s centered around every get-together’s highlight: your tabletop.
We’re all about a bold palette this season. Set your foundation with a solid tablecloth in your favorite color. Keep in mind, a good tablecloth is a staple for every entertainer so select one that you can imagine living in other areas of your home. Check out our sturdy Burlap Tablecloth that’s available in 6 versatile colors.
Why not throw down an additional layer of interest with a Get Geometric Tablecloth or maybe an Ombre Table Runner? These textiles are sure to catch your guests’ eye!
Now let’s bring in some texture. People typically pay a lot of attention to the color and design of their chargers. But we suggest a neutral option, like these Rattan Chargers, to introduce an organic texture to your tablescape. These chargers are perfect for any casual get-together and versatile enough to live on your everyday dining table.
While we love the idea of timeless white plates for every other occasion, your party deserves something fun and fitting for the season. We’re crazy about these Scallop Plates for so many reasons. For starters, these plates are the creation of our Head Designer, Marlene, who was inspired by a favorite watercolor. She chose blue because, “it works so well in many situations.” We couldn’t agree more! Additionally, these plates are lightweight melamine and dishwasher safe—making them perfect for any entertaining.
Polish off your tabletop with a couple brightly colored bouquets (we love hydrangeas) and maybe even a hurricane or two—and cheers!
Wisteria’s Retro Christmas Morning look is all about color, pattern, and shape. The look is so diverse it can be adapted or added to mid-century and Hollywood glam, or just act as a reminder of Christmas past. When you incorporate touches of the retro look throughout your house it adds a bit of joy and nostalgia to the holiday cheer. Here are some simple ways to add a retro flair to your holiday decor:
Decorate the middle of your dinner table with a few Douglas Fir branches wrapped in our Bijoux Beaded Garland for an updated retro feel. Another great addition to the center of the table is a cloche with a few of our retro ornaments and Beaded Snowflakes.
You can line the mantle with garland and Chromatic Votive Holders for a colorful fireplace. Under your mantle, attach A Merry Little Stocking for each loved one spending Christmas with you.
We hope you love this new look as much as we do! Visit our Retro Christmas Morning board on our Pinterest for more inspiration.
Black and white movies have a romance to them. Whether we watched them as kids or watched them with our kids, the absence of color represents a timeless nostalgia for the past. Black and white movies are classics; they embody a specific type of simplicity. They don’t have a vibrant flair they have a muted sophistication.
The beauty of black and white furniture is it can be swapped around the house as easily as a book or knick-knack, which makes black and white choices great investments—in particular when it comes to furniture. When you look to adopt a new piece in your home, you look for quality and timelessness. A piece like our Moorish Chest has a timeless presence to it. The chest would look just as good in a modern room as it would in a traditional home.
Wisteria’s Black Bowfront Chest is reflective of great design and would look perfect anywhere. The chest can be placed in an entryway, living room, or office just as easily as it could be placed in a bedroom. Its classic design transitions well into multiple aesthetics.
Sometimes a simple vase or urn can complete a look. Wisteria’s Beijing Vases are versatile. They differ in silhouette, but are conveniently undemanding in design and color.
Our Ebony and Ivory board on Pinterest offers insight on various designs that introduce black and white furniture. Additionally, the board shows instances in which black and white furniture can act as an accent piece or “the” piece in a room. Get inspired!
Who doesn’t love the color indigo? The color’s history dates back several millennia. The word indigo is Greek for India—explaining the origin of the dye. The color was so captivating that every major cultural area has incorporated some form of indigo into their earliest art forms. We don’t usually think of colors as antiques, but you will find indigo woven into Ikat textiles from Indonesia and India, in 8th century Japanese textiles known as shibori, and later on tapestries that hung in European castles. Indigo was added to paint along with lapis to color some of the earliest 7th century Roman paintings and to decorate household ceramics of the wealthy. Prized as the earliest introduction of color to what was otherwise an artist pallet of metals and organic colors, indigo was known as Blue Gold and traded with similar value.
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Designers are drawn to indigo. It feels like part of their genetic makeup. We subconsciously decorate with indigo or some form of the color every day. It is versatile with a unique aura that draws us in. We put on a favorite pair of blue jeans and we feel relaxed, we drape an indigo throw over an arm chair and we are drawn in, or we layer a Ming vase and a few temple jars on a flat surface in any room and we are beckoned back to a bygone era where the artist hand creates today’s heirlooms. The color is inevitably tied to timeless design.
So, take a few moments to relax in your favorite pair of indigo jeans and browse our color inspirations on Pinterest. The use of the color, both subtle and direct, will instantly change the atmosphere.
Our classic blue and white combo gets a fall refresh with some black accents mixed in. Indigo and ebony is this season’s neutral palette that leads to many style possibilities. Here, we’ve used the dark duo in an open white room to keep a light, airy feel. Greenery on the ottoman and console brings some life into the crisp setting.
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Our assortment of hand-dyed linen pillow covers make it easy to infuse blues into any room. The patterns are visually stimulating and the gradations ensure easy matching.
Circle Tie-Dye Pillow // Ombre Burst Pillow // Ombre Pillow – True Blue // Polka Dot Ombre Pillow
There are so many ways to interpret this color combo into your own look: a black accent table paired with a denim sofa, blue and white pottery, or iron geometric sconces. Always pair with a lighter tone for a dynamic contrast.
Kerouac Sofa – Denim // Graphic Throw – Eternal Knot // Ombre Pillow – True Blue // Moroccan Table – Black // Serendipity Stool // Austin Chair – Navy Velvet // Geometric Sconces // Ming Console Table