Wednesday, June 29

The Fantastic Kitchen at Fisher & Paykel as the backdrop for a special evening with IFDA NY, Aspire Magazine, Root Cellar Designs, and Allison Zisko from HSN magazine!

How We Entertain Today:  
Discussions Over At Kitchen Showroom,
Fisher & Paykel in New York City!
We designed the tables for this fantastic event
using our custom designed textiles Root Cellar Designs

 Two weeks ago, we were part of a special IFDA NY Chapter evening, a talk on home entertaining trends led by HFN's Tabletop Editor Allison Zisko. Susan Young and I utilized our Root Cellar Designs textiles from our new Renaissance collection to create pretty table designs for the evening showing on-trend designs. Please see our media sponsor's coverage of the event in Aspire Magazine.  A Special thanks to our friend Paula Smith Cecere over at the new Fisher & Paykel showroom who hosted the evening, serving us delicious food and wine.  If you have not visited this beautiful space, go today!  The New Zealand based company sells full kitchens from the cabinetry to appliances.  Since 1934, the company has been designing products for kitchens to a global market in 50 countries.  They manufacture in Mexico, Italy, Thailand and New Zealand, and they also sell my very favorite stoves, DCS (Dynamic Cook Systems).  I have a DCS five burner cook top in my cottage in East Hampton and it is fantastic, a perfectly commercial style cook top.  The brand new showroom in the A&D building in New York City shows the products in a beautiful space.  We heard from Allison on the state of the business side of entertaining and how the kitchen is still the epi-center of home and entertaining.  The consumer has changed their attitude about entertaining recently to more casual, yet fun approach, and thankfully all with a more creative outlook than years past.  We created two very distinctly different table decors using some of our new patterns and custom designed table runners, linens and napkins for the evening.  We arranged the flowers and brought in unique accessories to put together the tables showing current design trends.  Our first table was pink and black showing stones, rocks and gems, and inspired by butterflies and nature.  Our second one was serene, with sleek and masculine details combining rattan and pottery plates. Please see our sources to help create your  own beautiful tables this summer:
Sources Table 1: 
pink peonies and roses our own neoclassical antique black iron urns
netting table runner noir, root cellar designs
flutter pink dinner napkins, root cellar designs
black beaded placemats, Kim Seybert
amethyst coasters rimmed in gold, Rab Lab
geos, rocks, gems and crystal: our personal collection
Lenox USA plate pattern set pearl platinum

Our summer intern Lillie with Susan  

the outdoor nook shows a gorgeous bed and outdoor grills from DCS, and our Root Cellar Designs' pillows in the showroom.
Sources for  Table 2:
white hydrangeas, lillies and wild flowers in three ceramic vases
tortoiseshell dinner napkins, root cellar designs
matte grey & white plates, Fisher & Paykel
name card pinwheels in Willow fabric pattern, root cellar designs
from Paper and Pi
rattan chargers, World Market
link pattern, indigo tablecloth, root cellar designs

Thank you Sophia from Aspire Magazine for including our Tortoise Shell pillow in the June issue round up of Summer,
Bohemian Style fabrics patterns.

I encourage you pay a visit to 
150 East 58th Street
Suite 361
New York, New York 10155
Happy Nesting
XO Tamara