Hello dears. I’m BACK. Firstly, thank you for your emails and comments expressing concern about my absence from here. If you like Mochatini on Facebook, you might know that my site had been hacked and it took a long time to clean and fix it back. I truly appreciate your patience and am grateful you didnt give up on me.
In addition to moving to a new location, more on that shortly, Mochatini offices have been busy styling entertaining features and parties.Rising in temperatures gets everyone in the mood for outdoor entertaining. And I have been loving creating outdoor party looks.Such as this one, supper at sundown. For those know missed it over at Will’s Bright.Bazaar, I wanted to create a cozy, modern rustic tablescape on my rooftop.
Keeping the focus on stunning views of the city, I kept the table settings simple and uncluttered using elements that soften the harsh concrete rooftop. When deciding on pieces for an outdoor party, chose materials that are easy to transport, are durable and complement the surroundings rather than competing with them.
Succulents in woven baskets make easy and portable centerpieces while adding form to the table.
A make-it-yourself table cover using durable materials such as a painters drop cloth, available at most hardware stores, is ideal for windy rooftops. Create a pattern using painters tape and spray with paint for a unique design.
Include wooden elements to bring warmth and weight to the table.
Claudia of Fig 2 Design once again works her magic to create circle placecards that function as coasters. The gold dots add a touch of glam and pair perfectly with the gold-rimmed champagne glasses.
Think about lighting after sunset. Tealights in mercury glass votives protect the candle from blowing out and cast a romantic glow on the table.
And for the most important part of this supper, enjoy the beautiful views and sunset with your guests.
See more details and sources on how to create this look over at my monthly column Tablescape 101
images styled and photographed by ManviDrona-Hidalgo