Inspired Parties ~ Our 12 Favorite Party Tables of 2012

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{photo above by Karen Mordechai from Sunday Suppers}

As 2012 winds down, and you are planning the final details of your holiday parties (Christmas! New Year’s! Can you believe it?), we thought now was a great time to share some party inspiration! This post is dedicated to our 12 favorite parties/tables of 2012. We can’t wait to help you with all the fun details (like place cards, menus, etc.) of your party, and in the meantime we hope you are inspired by the great parties in this post!

We love the pairing of the dramatic centerpiece above with the fabric runner, and the use of fruit. The whole look is like a breath of fresh air!

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{photo above by Ryan Garvin from Snippet & Ink}

We love the use of herbs and natural tones above, combined with pink flowers. The overall look is soft and pretty, and we love the idea of giving herbs that match the meal/decor/theme to guests as favors!

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{photo above, and table design, by Furbish from Design*Sponge}

We love the mix of bold patterns and colors above. It makes for not just an interesting table (there’s so much to look at!), but a happy one as well!

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{photo above by Jen Huang Photography from Snippet & Ink}

There is something to be said about simplicity. The understated table above, with its beautiful centerpieces and basic linens, creates the perfect, elegant backdrop for the guests (and food!) to shine against.

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{photo above by SWOON by Katie from Wedding Chicks}

The table above has us so inspired to roam the fabric store for yards of something beautiful for tablecloths, the antique store for mismatched china, and the garden for wild flowers! This table is an example of unexpected touches and the ways you can visually surprise your guests at your next gathering!

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{photo above by Karen Cline of Pretty Simple Productions from Oh Happy Day}

The mix of modern and crafty elements on the festive table above makes for a charming design. We also love the location, a rooftop! If this table teaches us anything, it’s the power of DIY and taking the party outside of the dining room!

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{photo above by Anna Costa from Santa Barbara Chic}

There is something so cozy and festive about the table above! The velvet linen is so rich, and the combination of red flowers, cotton and dusty miller is so fresh. Get inspired by this table and mix luxurious details with unexpected flower combinations for a cozy, beautiful celebration!

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{photo above by Pictilio from Green Wedding Shoes}

The table above mixes DIY, purchased, old and new elements together for a look that is easy, elegant, hip, sassy and sweet (who knew a table could say so much, right?)! Don’t be afraid to mix that vintage floral china you have had forever with trendy chevron patterns and DIY vases! The result is laid-back and lovely!

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{photo above by Mike Carreiro of Studio Eleven from 100 Layer Cake}

The table above is all about the collision of trends in design and fashion, tied together by the colors black, gold and white. Think about what is inspiring your most recent wardrobe and home good purchases (or wish list) and create a table inspired by those things! We especially love this look for a New Year’s party!

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{photo above by Steve Steinhardt from Inspired by This}

It’s hard to go wrong when your party location is Hawaii, like in the photo above. But even more than the location, we are smitten with the linen, the florals, and the details on this table. Pattern, contrasting colors and tiny beautiful objects make the table as interesting and inspiring as its surroundings! Get inspired by incorporating silver ornaments at the base of your florals or using a beautifully patterned tablecloth that contrasts the rest of your color scheme.

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{photo above by t & h photography from 100 Layer Cake}

The party above is all about choosing a theme, and running with it. The tulle skirt, glittering runner and over-the-top florals make a loud feminine statement. If you want your next party to be themed, just remember to commit to it and make sure all the details extend that theme, for a result that is stunning and memorable!

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{photo above by Justin Marantz from Style Me Pretty}

We love the table above because it is luxurious and decadent. Piles of gold-rimmed dishes, gorgeous paper, sparkly linen, and miles of flowers put this place setting over the top. If your goal is to make your guests feel fabulous, then do so by pampering their senses like this table does!

We hope you have enjoyed this post, and have collected some inspiration for your own holiday party! Salutations in Chapel Hill and Charlotte can’t wait to talk holiday parties with you and help you organize all the details! Come visit us for more great ideas!

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