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Intro to Tabletop Styling, the 5 Principles & Floral Centerpiece Design8:49
Applying the 5 Principles of Tablescaping to a Basic Table-top11:04
The Autumn & Winter Tablescapes10:05
The Spring and Summer Tablescapes + Placesettings7:34
About This Class
Do you ever come across a professionally styled table-tops and wonder how it looks full but not stuffed, chic but not gaudy, simple but not boring? This class presents key tips for creating layered, lush and lovely tabletops for every season.
What You'll Learn
No matter the event – a holiday, birthday or simple dinner among friends – a table is the venue, and how it’s styled can determine how your event is remembered.
Through video lessons you will be exposed to different approaches to table styling, and take away five key concepts to turn any table into a fun, festive and unforgettable place to enjoy friends and family.
Festive Table-Tops for Every Season
The course includes step-by-step instructions of how to style a basic table-top, and then goes into details of how to cater tablescaped to events--small and large--all year round.
- Spring: The season where plants "springs forth" right onto your dining table! Using blooms, blossoms, seasonal fruits and many other natural elements, you’ll learn to style a tabletop that’s perfect for Springtime weddings, baby and bridal showers, holidays and other gatherings.
- Summer: The season of beach breezes, wild berries and cool blues. We’ll create tabletops perfect for summertime holidays, including graduations, birthdays or even lazy afternoon bbq’s.
- Autumn: The season of rusty hues, cozy sweaters and hearty soups! We will create tabletops perfect for the season of falling leaves including ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving and everything in between!
- Winter: The holiday season, full of sparkle and snow, giving and glow! Our winter table-top will be a feast for the eyes, fit for winter holidays, romantic dinners and New Year celebrations.
In this class, you’ll learn to effortlessly create a table-top for any occasion that is chic, personal, memorable—and all on a budget!
*The class will also include expert floral design tips and ideas from professional floral designer, Kelly Cuadra of Brown Paper Design AND tablescape photography tips from photographer Jennifer Chong!
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I'm Justina Blakeney- a design maniac with a bohemian heart.
My tabletops have appeared in publications worldwide including Anthology Magazine and Martha Stewart Weddings. My design and styling work has been featured on ElleDécor.com, NBC's The Today show, Vogue Italia, Glamour magazine, Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool, Spaces, Cottages and Bungalows Magazine, Design*Sponge, Oh Joy!, Poppytalk, Apartment Therapy, Rue Magazine, Lonny Magazine, The Huffington Post and Refinery 29.
Passionate about education, I received my BA from the UCLA SchooI of the Arts and a Post Graduate degree in design from Polimoda in Florence, Italy. I have taught both children and adults worldwide--from seminars on eco-design in Monterrey, Mexico and Florence, Italy to courses in design at the Children's Art Institute in Los Angeles, I love to share my excitement and expertise in design and style. You can take my other class, Interior Styling, How to Style Your Space like a Pro right here on Skillshare.
I work as a stylist, blogger, creative consultant and I’m also a new mom! I author a popular daily lifestyle blog and am one of the world’s most followed pinners on Pinterest. I am also currently working on my first book on home décor and styling to be published with Abrams in the Spring of 2015.