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On the Hunt: Side Tables

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I sometimes find myself working on a client project and when it comes time to source side tales, it can be challenging. Finding the perfect side table is like picking out the perfect handbag for an outfit. There are so many factors to consider – do you do vintage? new? modern? traditional? Of course, it all depends on the style of the home, but since I’m constantly on the hunt I thought I’d share one of my top resources with you.


Side Tables | Sacramento Street

1.) Gold Mirrored Scalloped Side Table | 2.) Faceted Mirror Side Table |

3.) Brown & Saltman Nightstand | 4.) Vintage Industrial Side Table |

5.) Poul Kjaerholm Cube Table


Recently while I’ve been hunting for side tables for clients, I’ve found the majority of them on Chairish. I pulled together a few of my favorites to share with all of you. You could put each one of these in any room in your home.


Shop more of my favorite side tables on Chairish.


This post is a partnership with Chairish. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

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Effortless Entertaining with Vietri

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When it comes to designing tabletops for dinner parties I tend to go in one of two routes – casual or elegant. One thing that I strive to do with each is to make sure that it is effortless. No one wants to be a stressed out hostess. This fall I’ve made it a point to fully embrace doing more casual tabletops that have a few key details that guests notice and want to use themselves when hosting dinner parties this fall.


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To kick off the entertaining season I thought I’d share a few tips to making your next dinner party go off without a hitch.


1.) Pick a palette thats seasonal – whether it’s neutral (like this tabletop) or something colorful.


2.) Once you’ve figured out your color palette decide which dinnerware you want to use. I wanted to add plates that had rustic edges to them, Vietri is a great source for beautiful dinnerware.


3.) Add pattern with napkins.


4.) Seasonal touches – I decided that little white pumpkins would be the perfect way to embrace the fall season. Then guests can take them home as a parting gift.


5.) Layers are key, by adding branches down the center of the table adds that extra details that finishes off the entire look. Here I used magnolia branches, but you can use anything – olive branches, eucalyptus, see what your local flower shop or grocery store has in stock.


6.) Lastly, and this might be the most important tip – set everything up the night before. It’ll be one last thing to think about the day of and then you can focus on everything else you have to do. Plus, it always gets me excited to see my guests when it is already set.


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Wondering how you can get this same look – pop over to Vietri for these essential items. I hope that this has inspired you for when you host your next dinner party.


Fall Entertaining with Vietri | Sacramento Street

 

1.) Lastra Grey Salad Plate | 2.) Optical Clear Champagne Glass | 3.) Lastra White Dinner Plate | 4.) Grey Medallion Accent Napkin | 5.) Aladdin White Antique Five-Piece Place Setting


This post is a partnership with Vietri. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.


Photos by Ashley Batz for Sacramento Street

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Supper Club: V2

Every three months I try to gather a group of friends for Supper Club – remember when I posted about it back in March? This past weekend we had our second installment at the fabulous Chez Grant Gibson’s house. Friends, he is the ultimate chef! We sat down weeks in advance to discuss the menu, talked about a coursed meal that all of you would want to replicate and then started designing the table (our favorite part). Of course, Grant didn’t disappoint – the entire night was flawless. The candles were lit, we were surrounded by inspiring creative’s, oyster sliders were made and it was as if we were all transported back to Charleston and were sitting at the bar of The Ordinary (our favorite restaurant).


Let’s discuss the beautiful table. Grant wanted to mix in natural elements into the setting. The quartz candle holders and place card holders (which will both be for sale very soon in his soon to be new shop!!). Then he decided to mix in the succulents and fresh lavender from the farmers market where we bought most of the food for the meal. He also wanted to show off his stunning dining room table that he bought at a flea market in Paris a few years ago. Instead of covering it up with a tablecloth he opted for wicker place mats from Hudson Grace, added simple white plates with black and white napkins, diptique candle holders as water glasses (genius!) and vintage Greek key wine glasses, which are one of his prized possessions.


The menu was out of this world! We began the night with oyster sliders – I could’ve had ten more. We then had a chilled peach gazpacho topped with cucumber and cilantro. Hungry yet? The main course was a beautiful wild mushroom and chard risotto that melted in your mouth. And to top it off we ended the night with a fig cheesecake. It was perfection!


If you’re wondering how to make any of these don’t worry. We’ll be sharing all four recipes with you over the next few weeks. Each are simple and quite scrumptious.


Stay tuned next week for the first recipe – Oyster Slider with Sriracha Mayo.


I hope all of you get inspired to start your own Supper Club with inspiring friends.


Styling and Food by Grant Gibson | Photos by Caitlin Flemming

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season’s musings :: anora grey tablescape


I am Christina Loucks Ahumada from anora grey. Caitlin, first and foremost, thank you so much for asking me to guest post on your lovely blog. I am so honored!


There is nothing lovelier that a perfectly decorated table and it can truly be done with little effort and cost. Simplicity says it best, and the repetition of shapes and color is what helps to create a consistent design. Choosing one or two style flowers, you can create impact in multiples. To add some more style, choose vases that speak towards your personal aesthetic. In this example, I chose more modern style vases, which repeats the roundness of the baubles and the color of the white amaryllis flowers. Using things you have around the house, you can create a mood or seasonal impact. Here I chose gold baubles to spread on the table to create a sparkle that is most definitely a holiday necessity in my home. This gold and circular pattern was repeated wrapping the inside of a clear vase with a vintage-find gold garland, and weaving it casually through the candles and vases. The clear vases were paired on this scape again repeating the round shapes and the sparkle of the baubles. To create height and dimension, clear glass candleholders were placed as yet another great reflective element, that I find so important in a design. To match that height, the soft natural color feathers soften all the linear lines of the candles and add a bit of interest and movement into table scape.


To find some of the items you see in this tablescape has a look here:

* candle holders – CB2

* white vases – west elm

* gold baubles – Target

* gold garland – vintage find but you can find something similar here.

* feathers - save on crafts


Thanks again for having me as a guest. I hope this helps to inspire your table design this holiday.

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big news . . .

Sitting down to write this post, I can’t begin to think of what to write – my mind is completely blank. When the final version of my 7×7 Magazine feature landed in my inbox, I gasped for air, my jaw dropped to the ground and I may have been bouncing up and down at my desk. Coming up with the overall tabletop design and every single detail was so much fun. I enjoyed every minute of it – from finding family heirlooms, to bringing the chartreuse green branches and lotus ponds on the plane with me (flight attendant couldn’t believe it), to waking up before the sunrise to go to the flower market. This table was a labor of love.


A big thank you goes out to Leilani Marie Labong for selecting me to be to featured for this 7×7 Magazine piece. Seeing our ideas come alive was so much fun and your writing captured every detail. I’m truly honored to be part of the December 2010 Holiday issue.


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