Intimidated by the likes of David Jimenez, I had never seriously considered designing a table for Dining by Design.

But a fellow board member mentioned that they could use a few extra table designers this year - it's the huge celebration of the 20th anniversary of the event - and I reconsidered.

It won't be the table extravaganza, dining fantasy, died-and-gone-to-heaven fabulousness of Jimenez, but fingers crossed that it will be pretty. I'm taking further inspiration from Joe Nye and his engaging book on entertaining, Flair. The table pictured here is not dissimilar to the table in my head from a past post.

I'd love it if you would come by to see how things turned out. Table Hop is Friday, April 30th and the Preview is Saturday day (just $10!) Details and tickets are available here.

Photos (c) Edmund Barr from FLAIR by Joe Nye, Rizzoli 2010.