I’ve been visiting DIFFA’s Dining by Design for several years now. I love seeing the intricate spaces created by designers that are designed with significant detail and involve one of a kind concepts. In 2014 I participated in DIFFA’s summer event, Picnic by Design and I’m excited to announce that this year I’m creating a centerpiece table for Dining by Design at the Architectural Digest Home Show.
If you’re following me on instagram you probably noticed that I recently spent three weeks in India. It was a fantastic experience! I was able to visit several cities, learn about the history of the country in many locations and really enjoy my stay. My visit to Bangalore inspired this year’s centerpiece table and I can’t wait to unveil the final design next week. The table’s centerpiece is on display starting Thursday, March 17th through March 21st.
A look into the concept:
While in the city of Bangalore, I learned about the deep history of India under British colonization. The rich heritage during this era resulted in beautiful colonial architecture and design juxtaposed with strong Indian influence . Indian Colonial design incorporates a mixture of grand pieces with intricate details enveloped in a back drop of warm and royal color. Dark woods contrasted against golds and pure silver are seen throughout this design style. The lush greenery of Bangalore is seen inside homes, hotels and meeting places through plants and flowers. TRC combines these elements and translates them into an elegant centerpiece table.
The “British Raj” Centerpiece Table encompasses detailed bronze planters provided by Viyet, which hold large banana leaves to decorate the table. A custom table cloth is created by Home Interiors by Anthony Giaramita, with hammered gold silk by Zoffany, trimmed with a honey beaded border by Samuel and Sons. The table is finished with barware and tableware hand made in India, by Michael Aram.
I hope you’re able to visit the Architectural Digest Home Show next week and weekend and see the table in person!