NATURAL TABLES, Nature-Inspired Tablescapes for Memorable Gatherings
Learn to create dazzling tablescapes inspired by nature’s beauty with this essential guide to styling stunning tablescapes for any occasion.
Discover endless inspiration for stunning table settings. Brimming with inspired table spreads and simple-to-follow tips for incorporating crowd-pleasing recipes and lovely details into every presentation, this gorgeous coffee table book makes it easy to host warm, memorable gatherings—whether you’re putting together a cozy brunch, a themed cocktail hour, or a festive holiday party.
Photographs of exquisite table settings are paired with helpful styling tips—including how to pick your theme and color palette, select the right tableware, and incorporate nature’s bounty—plus simple-to-follow food and drink recipes that guarantee the spreads taste as good as they look.
Readers will discover a botanical-themed cocktail cart, an ethereal ocean-inspired setting, a harvest table celebrating autumnal colors, and so much more.
GIFT WORTHY: With cloth accents and brimming with hundreds of inspired photographs, this book makes a beautiful statement on any coffee table or bookshelf, and a lovely gift for new homeowners, newlyweds, nature lovers, and design enthusiasts.
Library Journal Review
Nature meets entertaining in this comprehensive look at tablescapes filled with exquisite photographs. Textile artist and designer Pomeroy has put together a valuable source for nature-focused table settings that will appeal to design enthusiasts, particularly those who entertain frequently. Along with the 15 tablescapes the book showcases, it also gives readers several recipes and tutorials on entertaining, from proper cheese portions and avocado-dyed napkins to botanical cocktails and custom-designed menus. An expert at balancing color, texture, and scale, Pomeroy eclectically mixes styles, always while using only natural materials—no plastic silverware or brightly patterned tablecloths here. Instead, a simple collection of monochromatic linens, dinnerware, glassware, and a few other timeless accessories with a neutral or nature-inspired palette allow readers to draw inspiration from the beauty of their surroundings, the flower centerpieces, or even the food served. Since nature is the foundation of the styling elements, Pomeroy’s focus is more classic and less trendy while still allowing imperfection, just like nature. VERDICT An in-depth look at creating natural tablescapes; recommended for enthusiasts of the outdoors or of entertaining.
Publisher's Weekley Review
In this tranquil debut, textile artist Pomeroy finds no shortage of decor inspiration in the outdoors. As she writes, “No matter the season, there always was and still is a bounty of decor waiting to be gathered.” Pomeroy begins with some styling basics, touching on color (natural ones have a “warm and inviting allure”), fabrics (linens are “essential”), and the benefits of foraging (a “free source of beauty”). Then come 15 eye-catching table designs: there’s the blue and orange–toned “Weekend Brunch,” which uses food as a styling element; the striking “Modern Dutch Master” that resembles a still-life; a comfy “Plant Oasis” with cushion seating, ferns, and rattan place mats; and a sparse but stunning “Nordic Winter” with wood bowls, vintage glasses, and foraged pine branches. Creative tricks for accents accompany each setting (try wrapping potted herbs with cut fabric or cotton napkins for a special touch, and natural beeswax candles on cakes add a sweet aroma to a room), as do full-page photos. The recipes and DIY projects included are a huge bonus—readers will learn how to put together a knock-out charcuterie board, make botanical cocktails, and dye linens with avocado pits. Those looking to spruce up their tables will find this takes the intimidation out of the process.