Easter is right around the corner, which means that spring tablescapes are in full bloom!
As we’re browsing through Pinterest this time of year, we can’t help but notice that “seasonal” or “holiday” tablescapes are just filled to the brim with stuff.
Although we can appreciate a good detail, if we’re really hosting a fabulous holiday meal, we need somewhere to serve the food! We also want to make sure that our guests can enjoy each other without being overwhelmed by what’s in the middle of the table.
At Nicole Jocelyn, our style tends to be a little bit more simple and understated. So, this felt like the perfect opportunity to bring you our latest #designalittlemontage that features our version of a spring tablescape!
Our goal was to design something that would be super easy and affordable for you to recreate at home!
Surprisingly, the first element that we thought about wasn’t the centerpieces!
Since we knew we were going to keep things a bit more simple, we started by building a place setting that had a lot of texture and interest.
We anchored each setting with a woven placemat. The light, natural color was perfect for Spring and provided a nice contrast from the dark table.
For the dinner plate, we went with a classic white, scalloped edge plate. Next, we broke up the neutrals with a beautiful robin’s egg blue salad plate that had a complementary dotted detail around the edge. The blue on these plates was the perfect color to inspire and help us build a Spring color palette.
Crisp, white napkins and these darling agate napkin rings finished off each setting. Each of the stones on the napkins rings had their own unique coloring and shape. We loved the character and different tones of blue and green that these added to the table.
Once the settings were finalized we could visualize how much room was left in the middle of the table for centerpieces.
The table is fairly narrow at only 36” wide so we decided to break our floral arrangements into 3 separate pots. This allowed a lot more flexibility when it came to serving plates of food and it helped carry the florals down the entire length of the table, instead of feeling like one giant, heavy centerpiece.
Tulips are our go-to spring flower! So, of course, they had to be the center of attention on our Spring tablescape. We chose wooden planter boxes to hold the tulips. The grey-wash wood brought in even more texture, helped to tie in the gray in the rug/curtains, and added another natural element to the table. Once those were in place, we sprinkled in some bud vases that each had a simple white stem.
No table is complete without candles! We scattered a few small, gold candle votives throughout. This helped tie in the gold detail on the napkin rings and complement the woven placemats.
We love the view from the head of the table. It looks like one long row of tulips!
How cute are those bunny name card holders? We couldn’t get away with a Spring tablescape without adding a few kitschy elements! These adorable white and gold bunnies are from Target!
We love greenery, so we topped off each setting with a little sprig of greenery tucked into each napkin holder.
Those gold marbled eggs are also from Target! The $3 dollar section at Target was the perfect spot for those cute, inexpensive details!
Aside from the 3 large planters with Tulips, we really focused on keeping all the other elements on the table small and simple.
Voila! Building a tablescape doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Focus on the place settings and the centerpieces. You can fill in as many or as little small details as you feel is necessary at the end. After all, good food and good company are what will really make your dinner party great.
Now, let’s eat!
Grey-wash Planters – Amazon, White Scalloped Plates – Ikea, Agate Napkin Rings– Pier 1, Blue Salad Plates & Woven Placemats– World Market, Gold Candle Votives- Homegoods, Bunny Name Card Holders & Eggs- Target, All flowers and greenery- Trader Joe’s!