This post is about the behind the scenes of the Fall tablescape design that I worked on in September. I now realize that I basically didn’t take any photos of the getting ready part of the day. HOW SMART! I know for next time that I’m going to do this so that I can show more stuff instead of writing about it.
Well, I can use this post as a way to describe some of the steps that I had to go through to get set up for the day and I do have a couple photos to share.
This is just a little bit of detail into what goes on during the design, concept and proofing part of something similar to wedding planning.
First of all,I decided that I wanted to start doing these tablescapes to keep myself up to date and keep challenging myself to design something that is a bit of a stretch for me each time. It helps to keep my ideas fresh and keeps me interested in current styles and materials and sometimes even bringing back some of the old and classic.
Fall was my first attempt in the tablescapes, and don’t worry, you’ll see more of these now since the season is slowing down. I picked fall because I love how its cool down time from summer, and you get a lot of options with richer and deeper hues of colors.
First things first…we had to plan and draw up some ideas for the design!
Part of the conception process is writing down the key themes and the element that you pull all the details around. I basically equate this to finding that perfect pair of beautiful shoes and then matching the clothes around this shining star. For me with this tablescape, it was purple-y fruits, food and white ceramic.
I had all these thoughts swirling around in my head about how it could be familiar yet different, playful and utilitarian, and interactive. Finally, you just have to draw it all out in order to see how everything works against the other.
Everyone has their own style with how certain materials and products stand out to you. My style is primarily focusing on the simple and clean lines. Saying more with less…keeping it understated but still pretty and has a bit of a wow factor.
The execution part was so much fun! We had a chance to build out the ideas we put on our sketch design. Here is a quick snapshot of the build in progress. There were pieces of things lined up in construction waiting for the last touches before making it out to our cafe setting.
I think I really get a high from building the final product and seeing it in real life. I had an opportunity to cut flowers, tie ribbons, arrange fruit and french macarons, rip and cut fabric. Everything was hands on and a bit messy during the set up and then the great part is that the end result is a fun and crafty looking fall dinner tabletop.
See our previous post of the actual Fall Tablescape. http://blog.typeaplanning.com/2009/10/13/fall-wedding-tablescape-project-and-blog-series-by-type-a-planning/
I look forward in bringing you the next tablescape by Type A Planning.