Tablescape Styling With Alex Crabtree

Tablescape Styling With Alex Crabtree

 

Even before Instagram existed I loved styling tablescapes and was constantly moving pieces around and changing the look of my tables! So when I started my Instagram account a few years ago it was the perfect place for me to showcase my table settings! 

A bit like with a painting I find that I can be inspired by something quite small even some new brightly coloured  pretty flowers, a particular colour of eg some plates/dishes, a candelabra or a new vase.
Sometimes I don't even have a firm plan at the start  but again a bit like a painting it's grows, evolves and changes as I create  layers of colours, texture and heights, not forgetting lots of dried or fresh flowers to give an extra dimension.
I start by taking the last tablescape down, deciding on a tablecloth, and then building the pieces up. It's important  to have a variety of heights and make sure it looks balanced, so sometimes it's worth walking away and coming back again a bit later! I then start taking snaps and videos and then adjusting and changing until I am happy!  I want to create something that is hopefully magical and inspiring and a bit of a maximalist feast for peoples eyes! 
Give it a go you will love it! 
Alex x
For more beautiful styling, hints and tips follow Alex on Instagram @alexcrabtreepr
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