July 18, 2017, posted by Gina – I recently worked on a tablescape with a tropical theme that is perfect for a summer time gathering. I’ll show you all the elements of this brightly colored and texturally interesting table in this post.
Fabulous pineapple napkins and oranges were the inspiration for this summer time tablescape. I saw the napkins while at Home Goods one day and knew they had to come home with me. I really had no idea at the time how I would use them but little by little the ideas for this tablescape came together.
Notice the small flower arrangement on the salad plate. I used a hollowed orange as the vessel for the flowers. You can see the tutorial on how to make these individual arrangements HERE.
Here is a close up of the floral arrangement filled with two roses and greenery. I chose green roses to compliment the orange as well as the other elements on the table.
All the elements of this tablescape came together quite nicely. I started layering with the burlap table runner followed by the orange and white placemats and topped with wood carved chargers and white plates.
In this photo, you can see some green compotes filled with oranges. I love to put some type of interesting object on the table and these vintage green and silver compotes certainly did the trick.
I decided it would be fun to use pineapples as the centerpiece to coordinate with the napkins. Oranges added to the fun, bright vibe and coordinated with the napkins.
A long view of the table.
This side view of the place setting shows off the orange element of the flower arrangement.
Here is a view of the centerpiece along with 4 of the 6 place settings.
One final view of a bright and summery table that’s quite an audacious welcome!
Burlap table runner –Home Goods
Orange and White placemats – Vietri
Wood carved chargers – Pier 1
Plates – Alexa by Southern Living, Dillard’s
Flatware – Ballard Designs
Green and Gold tinted glasses – Home Goods
Centerpiece – McCarty