Before all of the drama of last week and my broken leg (and surgery), I wanted to launch a new series — meet Small Space Entertaining! As the proud owner of #mytinybungalow, I find that I entertain way more than I ever did when I lived in a larger space. I think it’s probably because I own my home and love showing it off to people, even though it’s still in major fixer upper mode. But entertaining in a small space has it’s challenges. To kick off this new series, I decided to set my table for a springtime brunch for 4 and share my inspiration.
To be honest, I had hoped to publish this photoshoot before Mother’s Day so it could inspire you for that holiday… but again, my accident got in the way! I still think these shots can inspire you to host a small brunch party with a gorgeous moody blue palette.
The palette was obviously inspired by the rest of my home, especially this navy blue pop wall in our tiny dining room. Admittedly, this wall helps me to make a lot of design decisions. Blue is so flexible, that I knew it would almost work as a neutral.
Most of our meals are served on our simple, gorgeous white dinnerware from Fortessa (more on that here), but every once in a while I break up the set and add in a fun patterned plate. As soon as I saw these blue marbled plates, I had to have them. The gold rim makes them a bit fancy, but they are a great size and shape for everyday use, too.
We keep things pretty casual in terms of glassware. I usually set the table with small water glasses and a simple tumbler that works for any kind of drink my guest would like. From wine to an old fashioned, these blue glass tumblers add a really pretty pop of cobalt to the table.
Also, I kept my textiles fairly neutral, too. A woven runner adds some nice texture to the table. Plus, I can never say no to a perfectly rumpled linen napkin!
I really like the idea of giving each guest a small gift. I had some extra smoky quartz, so I placed a piece on each napkin. I love the special, boho touch that it adds to the table.
- Caldera side plates c/o Fortessa
- Strata dinnerware from Anthropologie
- Miya tumblers from Anthropologie
- Duralex tumblers
- Arezzo flatware c/o Fortessa
- West Elm woven runner
- natural linen napkins from Sur la Table
- smokey quartz
We teamed up with The Stemmery to show you how to assemble this centerpiece… stay tuned for that tomorrow!
Photography by Meghan Klein. Styling by Jojotastic.