A Few Favorites from the Heading Home To Dinner TablescapesNov 15 2017 · 0 comments · Design Events ·0
It’s hard to believe it’s already been a month since the inaugural Heading Home to Dinner Event at the Boston Design Center. The fundraising goal for the first year of HH2D was $25,000. After a hugely successful three days of events, I am happy to report that $100,000 was raised for Heading Home, an organization dedicated to ending family homelessness in Greater Boston. I am so proud to have been part of this event and blown away by the generosity of the community! I can’t wait to see what year 2 will look like!
Heading Home To Dinner not only raised awareness and funds but also served to unify the Boston design community and give us a forum to meet and collaborate with other designers. What a wonderful opportunity and experience it was. All of the table designs and bar carts were incredible, representing hours of planning and set-up. While there are plenty of recaps of the entire event (my friend Linda Holt has a great one here), I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite tables from the event…
Pretty In Pink
This table was the definition of understated elegance and beauty.
The table itself was wrapped with a linen wallcovering and the soft pink, beige and white pattern coordinated with the satin pillows and flat flange trim. Everyone loved the gold salt and pepper vessels (from CB2). My favorite part was the quotes about strong women at each place setting such as “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise”.
This table design was soft and feminine but fierce!
The Artist Collaboration
This table was an artist’s design with a very “cool” placesetting.
I adored the painted canvas on top of the table, so chic. The designer, Megan Pesce, was very generous at the end of the event offering me a swivel stool which I now use in my studio. Thank you Megan!
Capturing Hygge Under the Stars
This contemporary table was well edited and very inviting.
I adored the fabric with the modern, colorful pattern which anchored the entire design. The flowers were edited perfectly and their simplicity was divine. When I talked to Kristen the day we were setting up, she mentioned to me that her dinnerware had not arrived despite the fact that it had been ordered months ago. There was definitely a bit of anxiety but never fear, the shipment did arrive and the place settings were stunning!
The Untied Bowtie
Oh my Sweet Eric, what a great job on this table. Everyone commented on the mannequin settled right in the middle of the table ~ a huge hit!
As my team was setting up the gazebo, Eric and his team were putting the finishing touches on his table ~ I was overwhelmed with his attention to detail. Eric is known for his bow ties (untied, of course) and his use of vintage cheerleading elements, multiple plaid patterns and the gifts on the chairs was something to root for (lol).
This table had an African exotic travel theme and Elizabeth did an awesome job.
From the zebra rug that lay atop a burlap-esque table cloth to the binoculars dangling at each director chair seat, everything came together beautifully. Each time I looked at this table, I noticed another outstanding element ~ so many fun & interesting touches!
Even though I am not crazy about the idea of a safari, I would definitely love to go on one if I could be seated at this table.
Compass Rose – Putting Boston on the Map
Compass Rose was a beautiful table with maps, compasses, and copper cups all layered within the design.
This table had wonderful height created out of driftwood with succulents tucked in. The custom light feature had clear glass balls filled with Spanish moss and twinkling white lights. This was a collaboration between a designer and her workroom partner. Very cool!
Storm’s A Comin’
This table was beautiful in Blue.
The tablecloth fabric was striking and bold so this designer opted for a more subtle dinner plate and charger. This was not the only table to feature golden flatware, and I loved the added sparkle. My favorite part about this setting was the one of a kind paintings on the small pieces of driftwood. This organic touch was pure creativity.
It is so hard to feature only a few of the tables because each and every one was spectacular! If you’d like to take another look at my table for the HH2Dinner event, Dinner With Claude Monet at Giverny, take a peek at my post.