Countries Converge in This Summertime Setting - 405 Magazine

Countries Converge in This Summertime Setting

A World of Inspiration brings this tablescape to life.

Photos by Sara Stewart. Styled by Anna Covington.

Interior designer Anna Covington sets a festive summer table with global collectibles and family heirlooms. Scandinavian chairs by Hans Wegner and Palm Beach Regency-style wicker chairs with Schumacher cushions await guests. Hand-painted ceramic Italian restaurant plates layer perfectly with MATCH Pewter chargers, French napkin rings and English vintage napkins. Covington’s family heirlooms — all from England — include the flatware, golden-detailed glasses and a silver tea set. Covington has a passion for floral design, as reflected in her eye-catching arrangement of peonies, ranunculus, poppies and lenten roses. She also adores quality rugs; this dining room features a hand-tied Indian wool rug sourced from Tabriz. The French chandelier and bistro table come from her mother’s store, Covington Antique Market, which served collectors well on Western Avenue for 20 years. Much like the upcoming Olympics, this setting celebrates a time and place where countries converge. Mexican shot glasses, French Moet Champagne and American Silver Oak cabernet sauvignon inspire a toast: To the world’s best … let the games begin. 



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