These days, inspiration for a well-decorated life is endless. From Instagram, to HGTV, to blogs and magazines, style-seekers are certainly not short on pretty pictures of home, garden, tabletop and wardrobe from which to draw ideas.
But, as anyone who’s attempted to recreate a Pinterest recipe or a blogger’s bedroom can attest, even effortless-looking scenes can be tough to recreate in real life. So, we tapped stylist and designer Justina Blakeney to help us conquer one of our favorite style subjects: the tablescape. Here, she shares a few of her tips for creating a vignette look worthy of 1,000 likes.
Choose a color scheme. A color palette is an important part of creating a uniform look. Blanekey’s tip? Use analogous colors. “Different colors of the same shade or complementary colors—meaning colors opposite each other on the color-wheel to create a fun, cohesive look to the table,” she says.
Think outside the box. Feel free to get creative with the way you style your table by incorporating things that aren’t traditionally used in the dining room. A few of Blakeney’s ideas? “Use bracelets for napkin rings, wrapping paper as a runner or craft paper instead of a tablecloth.”
To shop Justina Blakeney’s curated collection for Joss & Main starting Tuesday, June 3, 2014, click here.