We hope you remember Svitlana Flom, who was our "guest editor" and produced a most excellent Easter tablescape for us. We are thrilled to say she is back with a Mother's Day table that is to die for! She is so talented and her photos are stunning--some women just have the knack for creating beauty and she succeeds in the highest way.
Svitlana is the editor-in-chief of www.artdefete.com, an informative website that helps women transform their home décor form ordinary to extraordinary.
For Mother’s Day, Svitlana is offering colorful elegant décor ideas as inspiration for an in-home Mother’s Day celebration. Svitlana’s tablescape features Juliska porcelain tableware, flower arrangements, and chic accents.
Follow the steps below or just adapt her ideas for your own table setting. Make this Mother’s Day very special by setting up the table in the most loving way. Two different tablescapes, two different styles, you- to choose!
Surprise your Mom by displaying a gallery of period photos from her youth, adulthood or both of your together. A little touch like this will bring delight as well as it will set the mood for a fantastic time and dinner!
Texture, prints, color
For our Mother’s Day table setting I mixed three different dinnerware collections from Juliska to create a visually interesting and inspiring tablescape that would be full of texture, prints and colors. The Country Estate collection served as the foundation with its magnificent depiction of an English Manor estate and the rolling English country side it befits the holiday in the most endearing way.
Mix old and new
If you have a taste for antiques, try to incorporate some of your accent pieces into the table décor. I used my antique silver plated tea and coffee set to display the floral centerpiece for the table, that really dressed it up and brought a subtle touch of formality to the festive table.
Find something sentimental
Lilac is the quintessentially spring flower with its fragrantly sweet smell, it brings something so sentimental and familiar to me and my mother-in-law because they are so prevalent in Ukraine and have a strong association with fun events and positive memories.
Sweet finishing note
What is your Mom’s favorite treat? If she likes cheesecake, try this amazing White Chocolate & Passion fruit Cheesecake (the recipe is coming up on Art de Fête soon). It requires minimum effort but tastes oh-so-delicious!
Choose a style
Whether your style is refined or shabby chic, bohemian or low-key, Juliska’s timeless dinnerware collections can bring style and warmth into your home! Be inspired and create a beautiful tablescape that compliments your Mom the most.
Set the foundation
Think peach, pink or yellow, light purple or light green colored tablecloth for the Mother’s Day table decor. Find that perfect canvas to go along with springtime and warmth of this holiday.
Unusual fusion of modernity and tradition comes together in this place setting. As the foundation I used Bernardaud’s Frivole collection with its sprawling light green leaf design and imaginative amethyst pattern which is daringly original and faintly feminine.
Elevate spring flowers by placing them in an unusual vessel to create a magnificent centerpiece. I improvised and used a soup tureen for clasping a generous bunch of lilacs, peonies, anemones, tulips and roses.
Anemone is a very delicate flower with oval shaped petals and an unusual dark round center. It comes in a variety of colors including white but my favorite remains jewel-toned shades of purple, fuchsia and even blue. When selecting Anemone, look for a bunch with the buds still close. It will open up once placed in the sunlit spot. Add some lush peonies to your arrangement; once the flower buds are open, their silky petals will create the fullness and add an element of femininity, ease and beauty to the arrangement. These unpretentious flowers have a wonderful spring smell and will add a different texture and shape to your arrangement in the most endearing way. Finish off with some Roses!
And to your Mom’s delight, serve this light Sponge Cake with Vanilla Syrup, Whipped Cream, Fruit & Berries! It is super delicious and makes a really impressive presentation!
Elegance is timeless
Elegance is always in style and Bernardaud is a perfect brand to help you transform your vision into reality with just the right degree of sophistication, grace and panache. Bernardaud pieces are something that you keep, enjoy and share with your loved ones forever.