TIPS FOR SETTING AN INSPIRED
VALENTINE'S DAY TABLE
With Valentine's Day around the corner, you'll want to prep your table as much as you'll want to prep your meal. Tim Harbaugh, Associate Manager – Visual & Operations for Pottery Barn at Gulfstream Park, gives us a few of his favorite design tips to set a romantic tablescape that will make that someone special feel loved and appreciated.
The Place Setting: For Valentine's Day, it's important to add warmth in both color and texture when setting your table. Classic Red is overdone and if not done right can lack sophistication. Instead, opt for linens in soft pink and bold wine hues paired with one another. I also recommend incorporating a velvet runner to luxe it up. When it comes to setting the table, the wine or Bordeaux color will provide a much softer and more intimate appearance. Use flatware and glassware with brass details to complete your table.
The Accoutrements: When decorating the center of your table, keep it simple and cohesive. Brass candleholders with unscented candles (you don’t want your candles competing with the aromas of dinner) and an easy floral arrangement are all that's needed. Roses are classic, but know your partner and pick their favorite. I chose soft blush peonies and green hydrangeas. Be sure to leave a clear line of sight across the table so you'll have eye contact with your special someone throughout dinner.
And don't forget the necessities like somewhere to keep champagne chilled within arm's reach. I chose the white Rhodes Wine Cooler to complement the pink, wine and brass palette. Here's a closer look at the bottle holder and all of the Pottery Barn products that I used to set a romantic table for Valentine's Day: Beaded Gilt Charger in Gold, Gigi Gold Rim Dinnerware, Heart Shaped Baker, Gold Rim Glassware, Luna Flatware in Gold, PB Classic Linen Napkins in Claret and Blush, Arlington Pillar Holders in Brass, and Velvet Table Runner in Claret.