There is so much inspiration to be found from dining events and the tables that the designers put together. I hope to have pictures from Dining by Design soon, but in the meantime wanted to share these images from Christopher Spitzmiller and his table at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House party at Sotheby's.
Christopher threw the pots in the center and Roy Hamilton created the wood grain.
Roy also threw the chargers.
They used moss around the base of the centerpiece and the tablecloth and napkins are felt. I love the restraint on the centerpiece. The ferns are so lush and the empty vases become sculpture.
Chris said someone came by and felt the tablecloth during set up and said, "Oh, cashmere!" A good reminder that people often see what they expect to see. The mix of high and low, while adding some dimension, can also bring the "low" up.
The charming frog place card holders were floral district finds. Be sure to click the images to see the pottery in detail. I must say, some of my favorite pieces are the low votive holders; the candlelight makes the glaze glow. Information on both Chris's and Roy's work can be found here
All images courtesy of Christopher Spitzmiller.