Sunday, January 30, 2011
chinoiserie inspired table settings from Veranda magazine
The latest edition of Veranda magazine (Jan/Feb 2011) was just as exciting as the last that I shared in a previous post. Whilst I devoured the special on Swedish inspired interiors in the previous issue, this one had my senses swimming with the feature on the most amazing alfresco Chinoiserie dinner settings, fittingly titled "Tables of Fancy". Imagine arriving at the above pagodas for dinner? In California, this is, not China! The magical setting is arranged by Hutton Wilkinson, friend and protege of the late flamboyant interior designer Tony Duquette. Little figurines of animals (including gold rats!) and Chinese men, coral and Venetian goblets are all placed upon the tables with panache. An imaginative host creates a whimsical evening for guests to remember!