inspired (not insipid) valentine’s day table ideas
12 fresh takes on romance.
Published Jan 28, 2016 5:00 AM
In a sea of pink, winter whites are a welcome sight. Dress the table with a basic linen tablecloth and top with ceramic dishes of a similar shade.
Whether it’s a group date or dinner with friends, an elegant table setting decked to the nines is always a good idea. Balance out a busy center with streamlined dinnerware and basic linens.
Copper details and geometric shapes make for quite the pair. Complement the setting with a floral centerpiece of a neutral scheme.
Pair wooden chargers with porcelain plates and gold-washed flatware for a rustic meets elegant feel.
Switch things up with a whitewashed setting featuring subtle pops of color and fresh, bright greens.
When else would a pink ombre centerpiece be as appropriate? Recreate the look with roses, peonies, and blush-toned orchids.
Skip the traditional floral centerpiece in lieu of a lengthy cutting board filled with crudites, cheese, and seasonal fruits.
A posy of winter flowers lend a dynamic layer to the monochromatic makeup of this refined table setting.
Cocktail hour with the girls calls for champagne, coupes, and a table filled with loose florals.
Take a peek at our favorite winter citrus cocktails – to make on Valentine’s Day!
Embrace the color scheme of the day with a tablescape of an exclusively pink palette.
Macarons make for the best placeholders, and pair quite effortlessly with the gold details of this elegant setup.
Looking for a more laid-back approach to celebrating? It doesn’t get better than breakfast for two, with a sweet and not-so-subtle ode to the holiday’s traditional color scheme.