Dining By Design 2012




The designers participating in Dining by Design once again wowed me.  I love equally the vignettes that inspire and show you something you can do at home and the outrageous, "just for fun" vignettes that are meant to be marveled at









Best use of a slinky goes to Designlush



David Stark for Benjamin Moore created a vignette around their color stories collection.  It did not go unnoticed that Shades of Grey was 1 of those stories.  Did you see my 50 Shades of Grey post?  The stories came to life via the intricate laser cutouts.









Dufner Heighes made their feelings known about same sex marriage via a table top tableau






One of the most fun tables was done by the New York Design Center styled by Alexa Stevenson.
It must be all the people she'd like to have at a dinner party who are no longer with us.  Who would you love to have at a dinner party; dead or alive?




Each place setting represented the personality of the deceased guest.  I cracked up when I sawBubbles the monkey sitting in Michael Jackson's chair.




And poor Elizabeth Taylor with all those unsightly liquor bottles.  That's not how I think of her, but she's with Richard now.




The chair with the now famous red bathing suit draped over it belongs to Farrah Fawcett




Andy Warhol might have been busy painting a portrait of Coco Chanel sitting to the right of him while she was talking shop with Emilio Pucci






come back for part deux next time where elegance is the theme

ph: CLI


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