April 25th, 2013
When planning your spring event this year, don’t forget to add some bright colors – even if it’s just a pop! Here are some great events over the past few years, where the use of color created an amazing space.
Design By: Michael Theriault of Enterprises by Michael
Mixing bright colors adds dimension to your event space. Try an even mix throughout the venue or a base pattern with pops of a contrasting color.
Design By: Domenic Cambio of Domenic Cambio Studios
A muted base combined with pops of bright color adds an element of surprise. We love the sparkle of the dining cloths and crystals with a great mix of fresh spring flowers.
Design By: Nancy Serafini of Homeworks Interior
Select colors already present in your room and pair them up in the linen design, side by side in bold strokes. Watch how your eye is drawn to the crisp, sharp contrast. Bold color blocking adds energy and fun to any space.
April 16th, 2013
Over the past few weeks, 2013 has kicked into high gear. Below are two great events that were a joy to work on;
For the 2012/2013 academic year, Harvard Business School is celebrating the “50th year anniversary of women being admitted to the two-year MBA Program” at the University. Part of the celebration was a two day event, the W50 Summit; it “focused on accelerating the advancement of women leaders who make a difference in the world.”
Event and Flower Design – Tori Samuel of Winston Flowers Chairs and other Rentals – Peterson Party Center
Linen by Table Toppers of Newton
Bridge over Troubled Waters hosted their annual Gala and Auction to raise money to continue their mission - ”To transform the lives of runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth through safe, supportive, and encouraging relationships and effective and innovative services that guide them toward self-sufficiency.”
Venue - Four Seasons Boston Event Design – Kathy Cronin, President of KMC Productions
Floral Design - Honey Palakavong, Owner of Lotus Floral Events Chair and other Rentals – Tommy Wholesale
Photography – Yuri Vaysgant, Owner of Yuri Vaysgant Photography
February 13th, 2013
After that Blizzard of 2013, who isn’t ready for Spring? Spring isn’t just a season; it’s a state of mind. And just like fashion designers, here at Table Toppers, we keep an eye on the top trends in colors for each season. Think spring and let’s kick off the wedding season, graduation parties, simple family barbeques and everything in between. Pantone has some of the best colors for spring 2013, and we have them for your next events’ linens. We’ve pulled some of our current in-stock linen selections that match Pantones Spring 2013 Colors:
Lemon Zest – Pantone Color 13-0756 is a bright yellow that brightens up any space, and our Canary Yellow Formenti, Yellow Square Lock or Grey & Yellow Daisies are perfect to do the same.
African Violet – Pantone Color 16-3520 is a purple that goes with any combination of color, our Lilac Fiore Collection has great accents as well.
Emerald – Pantone Color 17-5641 and Nectarine – Pantone Color 16-1360 are seen in our Coral Splendo or Coral Sea Shells.
Poppy Red – Pantone Color 17-1664 is a bold red that can be used in our Red White Canopy Stripe, Red Kunas or Red Vonn.
Tender Shoots – Pantone Color 14-0446 can be used for those pops of bright color; our Apple Green Peau de Soie, Wisteria Sonata over Apple Green Peau de Soie or Apple Crushed Taffeta are great to do the trick.
April 27th, 2012
Chair treatments extend your event design beyond the table. They can add elegance, drama, fun, and playfulness. At Table Toppers we have custom chair treatments and in-stock chair treatments of all types, from crop tops and cushions to full covers and bows. Here is a sampling.
Events designed by Domenic Cambio
Don’t forget, when a room is set and the dining tables are ready to receive your guests, the chairs are in place. Think about how the back of the chair will impact your look.
April 17th, 2012
The same way a perfect pair of shoes completes your outfit, a perfect napkin completes your place setting. Napkins greet your guests after everyone is seated. They must look great but remain functional to be used as… well… napkins… Here are some of our favorite napkin presentations.
This pointed triangle fold shows off the detail of the satin ribbon along the edges of a black voile napkin. A rhinestone brooch makes a great napkin embellishment and doubles as a gift for each guest to take home.
A cylindrical rolled napkin tied with silver and crystal cords is a space saver when table top real estate is at a premium and a 6 course wine paired menu is the focal point of the presentation.
Raffia ties on gathered dupioni silk napkins are just plain luxurious. Dupioni napkins are available in any color imaginable.
Double the napkin and double the fun. What better color combination than red, white and black.
A graceful fan fold combined with a beaded napkin ring showcases the texture and body of formenti linen napkins.
All that glitters!!! Gorgeous beaded napkin rings hold a double napkin treatment. White hemstitch napkins are covered with organdy beaded covers.
The exquisite embroidery and scalloped edges on these organdy napkins begs to be showcased. A simple triangle fold placed under the charger and dropped over the side of the table accomplishes that beautifully.
The cowardly lion stood guard inside this lotus-folded white cotton napkin at the Wizard of Oz-themed party.
April 9th, 2012
So you have your heart set on a beach wedding. As you set out to choose your décor, remember the importance of table linens. Tablecloths, chair covers, napkins, flowers, lighting and props all work together. If you are thinking about eliminating the linen to save money…big mistake. Linen, dollar for dollar, gives you the biggest visual impact. Below are some examples of the perfect pairing of fabrics in both remote beachfront escapes and gorgeous high end hotels. In both venues, the linens were essential to the design.
The White Elephant Hotel was the scene of this picture perfect day on Nantucket (above). Event planner, Linda Matzkin, from Hopple Popple designed custom linens for the venue. Lighting design by Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design, Flowers by Columbine Floral Design.
Event planner Linda Matzkin from Hopple Popple integrated traditional dining tables and chairs to the unspoiled beauty of a pristine Caribbean beach (shown above). To dress the tables in this natural environment, we used an embroidered coral patterned fabric woven with 100% flax linen. Guests experienced the comfort of having traditional tables and chairs while enjoying fine dining on a spectacular beach.
As we bid you adieu…. study the best Bon Voyage Dinner ever (shown above). Simple and fun, these family style dining tables pop right off the sand. Periwinkle, Lime and Grotto Blue cotton linen with alternating dinner napkins set the tone. Hopple Popple thought of everything guests could need to enjoy one last night in paradise. A beautifully designed, complete beach wedding weekend.
April 9th, 2012
Many of our brides plan their weddings in country settings, inspired by unspoiled landscapes, natural beauty and farm stands spilling over with fresh produce. Table linens are often fine natural textured fabrics, vintage lace and flax linen.
Together with Marc Hall at Winston Flowers, we designed chair covers made of rough cut muslin draped around folding chairs and tied with bailing twine. Family style tables running parallel under the rough hewn cross beams in a barn may fit more guests inside your dining area.
Gracious oversized linen napkins folded in a special menu fold that accommodates custom printed menu cards bring your menu selections front and center to the attention of all your guests. Event Design by Jen Wheaton of Design Collaborative; Caterer, Neal Balkowitsch of Max Ultimate Food; Flowers by Michael O’Brien of Michael and Co. Photography by Person & Killian.
Mud colored ticking stripe napkins rolled inside pounded pewter rings add another design element. Event designed by Marc Hall of Marc Hall Design. Textured, woven textiles custom manufactured in a one piece design promote continuity and inclusion when two or three family dining tables are joined together.
March 9th, 2012
Welcome to the Table Toppers of Newton Blog. We hope you’ll find inspiration from our postings. For more than 30 years we have been designing our own linen treatments as well as interpreting and producing the designs of event professionals. From sassy and fun to elegant and chic, we’ve got it all. Browse our pictures, follow us on facebook, and stay in touch to keep current with the latest in table fashions.