When I host a Supper Party or event in my home, I love to add a surprise to my guests. Usually, a unique table design – the tablescape – fresh flowers or fruit on my bar or even a holiday design in my kitchen. The surprise always includes a small gift for each guest to take home. It is a tradition shared and passed through the generations of my Virginia family.
I reached out to Brandon Schenk of Twinbrook Floral Design and Metro Flower Market to learn about tablescape trends for 2019. What is the #trending color? Is it a glamour and glitz year or will earthy, rustic designs be shown in all the magazines? What’s this years exciting tablescape tip from a popular floral design team?
Well, perhaps, Brandon provided the best tip in this year’s DW&S Supper Party Guide.
2019 Tablescape Trend
The most significant tablescape trend is the company of friends and family gathered around your table. Decorate your table as a hat-tip to cherished friendships. Maybe you enjoy visiting Virginia wineries or breweries together or hikes on a favorite mountain trail. Or, you want to remember the yearly beach trip or the shared love of vintage.
As Brandon and I talked about 2019 tablescape trends, we crafted some ideas to share…
2019 Tablescape Ideas
Decorate your table with hiking maps, handwoven garlands of fresh greenery from around your home, and even pine cones. Tuck in photos of your favorite hike with friends and give each guest a picture to take home.
Use wine bottles from your favorite Virginia wineries to decorate your tablescape. Some can hold candles while others host stems of greenery and seasonal blooms. Wine glasses, collected at tastings and events, can contain small bouquets of flowers, candles, or even succulent plants as a gift for guests. The same idea can be used with craft beer bottles, pint glasses, and other unique containers laying around your home.
Remember a beach trip with friends with a collection of shells on a background of blush or Champaign-colored fabric. Attach a quote to each shell with twine and gift those to your friends.
If you share a love of vintage, dress your table with a piece of favorite vintage fabric or even a quilt. Use flea market finds to hold plants and gift those at the end of the event.
Key 2019 Tablescape Trends
In case you are wondering, Brandon, let me know that the tablescape tends for 2019 will include elements of matte black, casual elegance, and muted metallic tones. Expect to see a whisper of blush and hints of muted metallic champaign. Decorate with natural elements and loose greenery like aromatic eucalyptus.
Brandon often includes varying types of eucalyptus in his designs. Not only are the tones on trend, but you may find a few twine wrapped sprigs of this greenery as a gift. At Twinbrook, clients are always given a special gift whether it be a botanical bath soap, dried lavender, and even eucalyptus. As you prepare your tables for family and friends this season, remember it is the thought that counts and that a simple tablescape helps create lasting memories with the people you care most about.
Share Virginia hospitality and embrace the friends and family around your table.
A new and wonderful way to add some zing to your table is to include some Virginia Cider.
Twinbrook Floral Design established in1994, can be found at 4151 Lafayette Center Dr., Suite 110, Chantilly, VA 20151. Metro Flower Market is their DIY wholesale flower division, also open to the public.