An easy table full of sunshine.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
One cannot underestimate the power of a beautiful flower. Or a vibrant tiled table. Or a colorful bowl of luscious summer-ripened melon over fresh greens. Combine all these things and you have not only a brilliant summer table setting, but also an easily assembled one.
Single stems arranged in copper dipping bowls with a little water and a flower frog (a nifty tool to hold stems in place) make for a floral arrangement that wows. You really can’t go wrong with what flowers you choose; for this table, ranunculus, Gerber daisies, tulips — whose petals are turned inside out for a more dramatic look — and anemones are the stars of the show.
A few miniature succulents are also placed around the table to add in a little more green and complement the beautiful light green bowls filled with a melon-laden salad (see recipe). These simple elements, all set atop “Waves of Watercolor in Granita” tiles, transport us to a faraway place to sit back and relax, even if it’s just a few steps away from your own kitchen.
Table top from Culinary Kitchen, culinarykitchen.com
Tiles from Cold Butter Studio, coldbutter.com