New Tablescapes at the Studio!



As promised, the paper finally came down off the windows of the new studio in Ipswich! It may have taken us a few months to get the window displays up to our standards but we think it was definitely worth the wait! 



For the fall Dana and the team created a breathtaking tablescape using gourds, birch and a variety of fruits and vegetables. The fall color scheme is completed with the deep burgundy tablecloth, chocolate brown satin napkins, ivory gold rimmed china, silver and gold flatware and gold rimmed glasses. The combination of colors are absolutely stunning! We hope that this tablescape inspires you to create something special for your next dinner party this fall season! 






Another added touch to this fall inspired tablescape are the two stone candle holders which hold two large pillar candles surrounded by clementines. Above these candles are two handmade branch chandeliers with votive candles intertwined, which really adds to the warm ambience! 



The other tablescape the team created was inspired by a whimsical winter wedding! We created this tablescape by using a cream colored tablecloth accented with gold chargers. When creating a tablescape like this don't be afraid to add a pop of color like we did with the red champagne glasses.


Keeping with the whimsical theme the centerpiece we created for this tablescape is a crystal bowl filled with white hydrangea, frosted pine cones, white feathers and decorative red berries. We added crystal candlestick holders and small votive candles around the centerpiece really creating a romantic feel. The last thing we did to tie the whole thing together was hang beautiful white plum feathers from the ceiling. 


We hope that these displays will inspire you to create a beautiful tablescape for your home this holiday season! Be sure to come drive by and see the tablescapes yourself! Night time is the best time for viewing. 

Thanksgiving Tablescaping

We wanted to share some creative, fun yet easy ideas to create a beautiful tablescape for your Thanksgiving table. There are many things around your house and backyard that you can use to decorate your Thanksgiving table! 

http://www.thethriftycrafter.com/tag/pottery-barn/

Find some leaves that have fallen off the trees that still have a pretty red or orange color to them and maybe some pine cones, acorns, berries and even some nice looking branches. Once you have collected a little pile, put them into a vase or lantern of your choice and that will create a beautiful centerpiece that your family will be sure to love! 

http://www.sasinteriors.net/2011/10/giving-new-life-to-an-old-lamp-part-2-of-the-lamp-makeover/

You can also go and buy some gourds or small pumpkins to decorate your table with! If you are feeling really creative you can cut a hole in the gourd or pumpkin and create a perfect place for a votive candle! 

http://revelblog.com/2010/10/gourdeous-candle-holders/

Whatever you decide to create for you Thanksgiving table be sure to be creative and have fun with it! There are so many things you can do that are simple and fun for the whole family to join in.

http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/autumn-wedding-centerpiece-ideas/autumn-log-with-candles/

Happy Thanksgiving!!
From Team DME

AIR's 2nd Annual Tablescapes!



On November 2nd, team DME went all the way to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to participate in Arts in Reach's 2nd annual Tablescapes charity event! It was an honor to be asked to participate in this event, AIR is a special program that provides after school programs for young girls and teaches them how to express themselves through the arts. They focus on those who have faced body image issues and help empower them through various types of art. 


It was a pleasure being a part of this event, we got to see so many other creative tablescapes and meet with other great designers!  We were also honored by winning the award Best in show! The tablescape design Dana created was titled "The Hunt". 




"Inspired by the traditional English Fox Hunt this tablescape represents everything that we love about the holiday season. With the mix of rich tartans, rustic birch and elegant centerpieces this tablescape is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Adding to the feel of The Hunt, pheasant feathers and weathered brass were incorporated throughout. These elements combined created a warm ambiance reminiscent of the after hunt brunch. Talley Ho!" -Dana 



It was based on the English hunters who would come back from their hunt in time for Christmas brunch. The color contrast with the red and blues is gorgeous! Everyone loved the fine china and crystal on the table, the combination of all the bold colors really inspired everyone who looked at it. It was both welcoming and dramatic, without being too clustered with items. The Chronicle saw the tablescape and immediately came over to talk to Dana about "The Hunt" and how impressed they were.








We would like to thank everyone who was apart of this event with us and also Bloomingdales Registry on Chestnut Hill for allowing us to borrow the glassware and flatware! 

To find out more about AIR please visit there website:
http://www.artsinreach.org/home