A GLAMOROUS DOSE OF HOLIDAY CHEER
Perhaps the most beautiful gift of the ever-changing seasons is the reminder to endlessly reinvent ourselves, be it by adaptation, transformation, or evolution. The crisp, cool Winter season helps us reimagine our entire universe by means of beauty, art, and social graces. And what better way to embrace new ideas than by sharing an exceptional holiday table?
If you have a fashionable inclination for the refined finery of Versace but are unsure of how to make opulence feel modern, then this haute pink affair is for you. The more is more aesthetic reigns supreme, reflecting the recently discovered (again) mood of bold shades, tactile linens and adornments, and striking silhouettes. Fashion Brides and Tastemakers, this also works for bridal luncheons and influencer-friendly dinners, natch. If you can guess, our M.O. for playing with our plates is pretty simple: The non-essentials are non-negotiable. Party on.
This concept originated with the hope of ushering a shimmering holiday spirit to the table where guests can lay aside their worries and feel truly celebrated. And honestly, what sets a more striking triumphal tone than Versace? The iconic Medusa accent of the legendary Italian fashion house is as dazzling as it is elegant when combined with the craftmanship of equally renowned Rosenthal porcelain. Nothing will make guests feel more like a celebrated guest of honor than being served a splendid dinner atop the cinematic Medusa Gala Charger - a sleek statement piece that quite literally sets the stage for a night of putting on the Ritz.
Historically, the Catholic Church encouraged the Barocco Style to counter the simplicity of Protestant art and a fantastic break from austere tradition with such wonderfully complex colors and designs. Later called the Baroque aesthetic, this style was and is still used to achieve a sense of awe with its exuberant detail, grandeur, and in the case of the Versace Collection, a Midas touch of gold for our Medusa.
To keep it in the Italian way, we paired our gold Versace with the nostalgic touch of red that is otherwise known as Ginorri’s Porpora. These luxurious shades nod at the rarity and luxury of the table while blush and fushia tones add an effervescent air of frivolity and fun. Just add your pink Christmas tree and call it a party.
ALL THE TRIMMINGS
Accentuate the positive with the optimistic, high-octane color crush of blush and fushia floral moments from Botanical Mix and you’ve created a whole mood regardless of what or who arrives at the table.
And if anyone asks, it’s Versa-cheh (not Versa-chee), darling. Now, bookmark these beauties for later.
Fushia Lamour Satin with Floral Lace Overlay | A medium-weight linen with an illustrious sheen for draping, made even more elegant with a shimmering overlay (available in standard and custom orders).
VERSACE MEDUSA GALA | Rosenthal meets Versace with this statement 13” porcelain charger, inspired by mythic Medusa and realized with regal 24K gold detail.
GINORI PORPORA | Tradition meets timeless beauty with the Oriente Italiano Collection from Florence, Italy. Featuring a lush garden of exotic flowers and an exuberant Italian artistic tradition. Available in 10.5” Dinner Pate.
MARCHESA SHADES OF IVORY B&B | Consider it the butter to your bread basket.
CUTIPOL RONDO MATTE GOLD CUTLERY | An artistic standard to elevate the humble fork and knife.
You didn’t think this tablescape would have just one toast did you? A flourish of gold and fushia is our kind of pour taste.
Whether you are sharing your first family holiday, celebrating soiree style with friends, or establishing your own traditions, hostesses in the know understand these three essentials when it comes to party planning:
Fine-china is a beautiful conversation starter: A well set table encourages an entertaining, no-pressure atmosphere so each guest has a chance to pause and be social.
Nothing is too precious: Rentals allow you to find (or play) with your aesthetic by bringing in a spontaneous selection of heirloom patterns and trending collections without having to commit to a purchase.
Time is precious: Book your luxury rentals early to ease your mind (and ensure your favorite patterns) and save time by letting us take care of delivery, pickup, and cleaning the dirty dishes. Voila!
SAY MORE: 7 STUNNING FALL TABLESCAPES
Now that the explanations are out of the way, it’s time to dip into these seven iconic Fall aesthetics. Go ahead, choose your player.
Gilty Pleasures: No, it’s not a misspelling. You know us better than that. COMING SOON
Desert Disco: Chrome-mode with a dash of le citron. COMING SOON
Tutto Passa: Ginori, for those who know how to enjoy life. COMING SOON
Very Versace: For those who know exactly what they want. YOU ARE HERE.
Photography by Taz Bently Photography
Silk Floral Installations by The Botanical Mix.