I worked on a really fun collaboration this week and I am so excited to show it to you! Lindsay, who runs social media for West Elm Chicago (and who was the brains behind the Snap Kitchen Picnic last summer) came to me in October with an idea. She has discovered Vivian, aka Fiber Florist, via Instagram and thought it would be fun for the three of us to work on a winter tablescape together. Vivian creates floral designs using felt and wire, and they are beautiful, and unlike flowers, they last forever!
On Tuesday, Lindsay, Vivian, and I met up at West Elm‘s Lincoln Park store to create a tablescape using Vivian’s florals as the inspiration and centerpiece. Vivian brought the most amazing white roses, holly, and greens and which inspired a rustic and colorful tablescape.
We chose the Reflective Glass dinnerware because we loved the blue tones and subtle natural geometric pattern. I wanted to do something totally different from the glam white and gold tablescape I created for Thanksgiving.
We picked the Fishnet Woven Runner because we thought it would compliment the blue dinnerwear while pulling everything together since the florals also had green tones. It also went with the slight green tones of the Cape Recycled Glassware.
The natural colored Belgian Flax Linen napkins mimicked the color of the roses and kept to the rustic feel. The Sculpted Metal Flatware has an industrial look that works well with the dinnerware. Silver Pinecone Salt and Pepper Shakers were a whimsical final touch.
I loved the final look and wanted to bring everything home with me. It was so fun to get to play with West Elm’s products while collaborating with two super creative women. I feel like the project fed me lots of ideas and will inspire the styling in my upcoming food photos!
Vivian from Fiber Florist is participating in West Elm’s Meet the Maker tomorrow at the West Elm located at 1000 West North Avenue. It starts at 11 and you will be able to meet Vivian and buy her work! And if you aren’t in Chicago, you can find out more about Vivian’s work here – she does flower crowns, bridal bouquets, and boutonnieres too!