In the past couple of years, I have thought a little more about home decor than I have in the past due to my career change from teaching art to designing. I have recently been given the opportunity to design a line of table linens which seems to be a very appropriate form of textile design for a foodie, wouldn't you think? I have spent a couple of days looking at store displays of table settings from high end to low, discovering an array of lavish textures, colors and elegant dishware. I find that my own taste is still utilitarian, and my tendency is not to shop for more but to use found materials and the objects I already have and love in new arrangements.
|As much as I like to preach simplicity in design, I love it when busy patterns some how just work well together.|
I think food should be the table's centerpiece. I am not a fan of straining my neck over a tree of flowers in dinner conversation. The blue patterned fabric in the center is also from my aunt's sewing room.
I don't think you have to shell out a ton of bucks for a fresh look. Which is good, because I don't have a lot of bucks myself. I am a believer in buying only what you love and everything wil fall into place beautifully, whether it matches or not.