While everyone enjoys a great party or barbecue for the Fourth of July, the festivities often start later in the day. Since we will be out in the evening, I decided to do a table setting for an intimate brunch. As always, I start with a great print that defines my color story, this time provided by the red, white and blues in the scarf by Cartier, thrown atop the bistro table in lieu of a tablecloth.
Red roses are combined with white and blue hydrangea for the floral arrangement, which is punctuated by barbershop striped straws from Crate and Barrel.
Candles and blue bottles help drive the theme home on the mantlepiece which serves as a backdrop to the setting.
The embroidered stars and ticking stripes pillows from Pottery Barn are among the key ingredients that tell the story of what this celebration is about.
What is a celebration without a little sweet?
Punch is served in crystal flutes from Ralph Lauren Home.
I use my solid pieces over and over. Red linen napkins and white dinner plates from Crate and Barrel. Gilded charger from Potter Barn. Navy salad plate from Rosenthal. The interest in this place setting is enhanced by the “Cottage” butter plates from Villeroy & Boch.
The book no American home should be without. Happy Independence Day to all!!