Vanilla essence, crushed grape flavors and tea rose….no, I’m not talking about herbal teas or cool summer desserts (that comes later). I’m talking about our lovely India Rose table linens.
I can think of so many occasions that demand an all-out ultra feminine, pretty, delicate print like this – an afternoon luncheon, a bridal or baby shower, a friends birthday party, a book club get together….so it shouldn’t be difficult to come up with an excuse to use their table linens – tablecloth, runner and napkins!
To bring out the best in this print, my suggestion would be to accessorize with products that accentuate the grape and vanilla tones. The deep fuchsia ground can be the background, like a blank canvas for the pops of color you choose to highlight
I like the classic simplicity of the Emma dinnerware. Nothing fancy or ornate, just pretty detailing at the edges to add a touch of interest! Its creamy tones works with the vanilla color in the print, and the best thing about neutral colored dinnerware is that you can use them with virtually any print.
If vintage appeal and collecibles is your thing, then I think you’ll like the milk glass set. Each plate it made of a white milk glass with a wide coral band around the rim. (Milk glass is an opaque or translucent, milky white or colored glass very popular at the turn of the century).
On a slightly more modern take, the quadrangular purple set is casual, but still classy enough for formal occasions while picking out the grape highlights of India Rose.
Napkins and rings
The India Rose napkins have a lovely reversal of colors - stylized pink and purple floral motifs patterned across a pale vanilla tan ground. I think they would look beautiful. Another option – or you can mix and match – are the flax colored linen napkins. Again, neutral napkins have their advantages, being able to work with most colors and prints. Whatever you choose, pair them with the purple acrylic napkin rings for a contrast that is sure to look spectacular.
Pink, purple, white – some of the easiest colors to pick centerpieces in. Almost any season will provide you with flowers in these lovely shades, so gather what is available, keep it simple or extravagant, formal or informal depending on your setting, and you have a winner. Here are a couple of images to inspire you.
If you’re looking for more ideas to add to your decor, do think of some wall decor. India Rose is inspired by an old Indian Palace with trellised sandstone windows that allow the breeze to circulate through, so either of these exotic wall decor pieces will coordinate well. An intricately designed tapestry–featuring marching elephants, or the Haitian sculpture of birds on leafy branches-created from recycled oil drum metal-both enhance the global sentiment of the print.
And now for those cool summer desserts I was talking about……. a delicious watermelon fruit salad drizzled with rum and garnished with mint, or the ever popular strawberry shortcake, but with a twist!
India Rose inspired dining room collection
I’m loving this image of what it could all look like!