Friday, August 17, 2007

Striking Tablescapes II




Aren't weekends a great time to rearrange your tchotchkes and bibelots? Of course, you could also rearrange the furniture, but that's an awful lot of heavy lifting! So, in honor of today being Friday, here are some terrific tablescapes that might inspire you to fluff away the weekend. (Does anyone else regret that the word "tablescape" has been adopted by Sandra Lee from the Food Network?)

(You may also be interested in
Striking Tablescapes I)



A classical tablescape designed for a New York apartment by David Netto


A chic, steel gray tableau designed by Barclay Fryery


A bar is perfect for weekend tablescaping! Design by Joe Nye.

Image at top: No post on tablescapes would be complete without a vignette from the maestro himself David Hicks.

32 comments:

  1. These are so inspirational. And yeah, I think the word tablescape has been tarnished a bit :)

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  2. Courtney- Glad to know I'm not the onlye one!

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  3. I love rearranging my "tablescapes" and vingnettes, esp. with the change of seasons. My friends also love trying to figure out what's changed. It's like a little game ;-)

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  4. Hab. Chic- I know! A game yes, and maybe a sickness too!

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  5. Adore the David Hicks! Just brilliant in all ways.

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  6. I agree Fairfax- he was brilliant. I love his wife too :)

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  7. Oooohhh--I love tablescapes. That Joe Nye bar is so pretty. I may have to re-style mine over the weekend.

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  8. Brilliant- You should, while imbibing of course!

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  9. Anonymous11:38 AM

    Everytime I like a room lately, it turns out to be by David Netto. He has a very natural way about him, very unforced.

    -pt

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  10. PT- I think unforced is a good description of Hicks' work.

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  11. These are just all so lovely! I can't wait to have a table to "scape"! Great selection of image Jennifer :)

    ~Kate

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  12. After so many years of having a toddler (I only have three children, but three years apart) my tabletops have taken on a bit of a minimalist look. I'm just starting to put a few things out - then the puppy discovered the horn vase. I'll just gaze at these longingly. Love, love, love the blueprint/floor plan.

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  13. It is an addiction, moving things around. And if not actually moving things, then thinking about moving them around. Great images!

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  14. Samantha7:09 PM

    So funny! I cringed when I heard her say it. She made some cheesy arrangements out of candy and dollar store items and glued a few coffee mugs together and called it a 'tablescape.' Thanks for the laugh, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who noticed :)

    Beautiful first pic, too. He is the best.

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  15. ladyjicky7:26 PM

    Please tell David Netto to straighten that lampshade! Driving me nuts! LOL

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  16. joanna goddard8:00 PM

    ooh, really pretty! i love your blog.

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  17. Thanks Kate, Patricia, and Katie!

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  18. Samantha- That sounds scary!!!!

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  19. Lady- You're funny!! The shade is a bit crooked :)

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  20. Thanks Joanna! Come back soon!

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  21. Such inspiration! I may have to add this to my "to-do" list this weekend!

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  22. Ah yes, David Hicks and his tablescapes, what hasn't already been said? He was the maestro indeed. I love that image of the Barclay Fryery room, the walls, the table, the everything. So cool!

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  23. BTW...I of course love the David Hicks photo at the top. If I am not mistaken wasn't it David Hicks that coined the word "Tablescapes" and made them all the rage in the 60's?

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  24. I adore the first table the most! I love it and it makes me sad that none of my tables look anywhere near that beautiful. Thanks for showing it!!! It's giving me ideas.
    Joni

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  25. Linda-Have fun this weekend! Suzy- I like the Fryery image too- a little bit mysterious, in a way.

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  26. Patricia- You are correct! Based on what I've read, he did coin that term. Very clever :)

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  27. Joni- I think it would take me multiple weekends to get my tables looking like these :)

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  28. I love the 2 nd one , it reminds me a kind of petit cabinet de curiosité . And it looks so male . I love this kind of decoration . it gives a lot of ideas.
    Mélanie

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  29. Good point Mélanie! I glad it gave you a bit of inspiration!

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  30. I love the top shot with all the clear glass very romantic.

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  31. I think you know how much I love creating "tablescapes" Jennifer - some great images you have used here!
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    Anna

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  32. I adore the David Netto tablescape... his use of the architectural plan lends a graphic element. Wonderful mix!

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