This month, I’ve featured “pink & green” here on the blog. Today, my friend Kathryn Greeley shares with you a pink and green table setting from her upcoming book, The Collected Tabletop. Enjoy! -Tobi
“A Study in Pink” from my upcoming book, The Collected Tabletop, takes place at a delightful little cottage all done in pink and green in Waynesville, North Carolina. This cottage belongs to my long time clients, Dodie and George Ragsdale from Raleigh, North Carolina.
Of all the rooms that I have designed in this little cottage, the kitchen must be my favorite! (Imagine that !). Crisp white cabinets contrast with the bright pink and green antique plates that hang around the kitchen. A large scale pink and green floral print frames the window about a window seat where one can read and enjoy the sweet cottage garden.
This study in pink is the perfect place to assemble treasures for entertaining, such as the antique pink and white dessert set (that my friend Tobi covets I might add, and if she is a good girl, who knows, one day they may live in Arkansas..?!?).
The pink and green color pallet is carried throughout the entire cottage. Custom rug from New River was designed by KGD especially to accentuate the floral sofa pattern.
The table is set with lovely pink and green antiques for the table-an antique pink and green antique dessert set, antique French china from Luneville china a small town in Northeastern France that has been producing beautiful earthenware patterns since the mid 1700’s. Delicate antique glasses with a grape motif are perfect for severing wine , with linens covered with delicate pink and green rose buds. The real prize of this tabletop is undoubtedly the cranberry-shaded epergne, most likely English from James Powell and Sons, circa 1880 . Its fluted design perfectly features Dodie’s most beloved flower, the peony!
I love a bit of turquoise added to this color scheme and the Minton tea cups and the delicate antique glass placecard holders accomplished just that!
Built in pine cupboards hold a variety of the clients collection of pink and white pieces in addition to a great piece of art glass I found at New Morning Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. It was created by artisan Ron Myatt of Callahan Mountain Studios in Arkansas. Doesn’t it mix well with all of the antiques.
Fun, bright pink and lime green cocktail napkins are perfect to serve a glass of Rossini, and Italian aperitivo.
PINK IS NOT JUST A COLOR,
IT IS AN ATTITUDE, A WAY OF LIFE!!
My new book, The Collected Tabletop, releases September 1st! Visit my website for more information!