A few weeks ago Anthropologie reached out about a social media partnership and in true “over-deliver” EHD fashion, I thought it was too pretty (IMHO) not to shoot it for the blog, too. If I’m being honest, I just love shooting this room so much because it’s so pretty. I’ll use any excuse to take the styling in a different direction because it really brings me a lot of joy. These kinds of contained, fast, and beautiful shoots (with flowers) are why I got into styling in the first place. If I could do this all day every day I would. I curated the look based on products I truly loved and wanted for myself, and the color palette is both fall and holiday. So today is really just a show and tell, and hopefully some inspiration for any dinner parties you have coming up for any season, honestly.
It all started with the blue floral platter and pitcher (and plates that were on back order but I REALLY want them), because my inner English grandma LOVES this color and floral motif so much. If I had registered for fancy china when we got married, these would have been them.
I ordered more napkin options from them but not all arrived in time and at first I was nervous about the color palette – the orange/red tone of the napkins, light mauve plates with the purple glasses, mossy green, bright blue, and amber – it just isn’t a palette I’ve played with before – but my goodness it turned out to be unexpectedly fun. It’s a lot going on, but somehow really works.
It’s all a very good reminder that I need to go outside my color comfort zone 🙂 Purple and brick red aren’t usually my go-to’s and look at them shine! It makes me appreciate what an unexpected palette does for a vibe (it feels exciting, I guess?)
Also, the champagne brass (lighter and almost in between gold and silver) is such a pretty, warm, and less in-your-face metallic. Originally, I had ordered the candle holders in white (which I think I still prefer) but the flatware with these champagne brass candles was a lovely subtle warm tone. And the Grecian lady pot is now on my credenza and hangs out with me on my writing days.
I hope this brightens up your Tuesday like it did mine (it’s so rainy here so staring at these photos that we shot last week when it was so bright and sunny makes me really happy). Everything linked below. xx
Tile: Pratt + Larson
Windows and Doors: Sierra Pacific
Wall Paint Color: SW 7006 Extra White by Sherwin-Williams
Dining Table: Elsie Green
Dining Chairs: Crate & Barrel
Credenza: Crump & Kwash
*Styled by Emily Henderson (me!)
**Photos by Kaitlin Green