When you're entertaining, it can be fun to plan the details for the tabletop. But it sometimes takes some inspiration to get the design wheels turning. Find five great sources for such inspiration after the jump:
Weddings: Imagery from real or photo shoot weddings has a strong presence on the web. Martha Stewart Weddings is great for inspiration, as is the Southern Weddings Blog and Bklyn Bride.
Shelter Magazines: Home magazines that combine decor and food/entertaining have archives of inspiration on their websites. Check out the entertaining sections of Country Living, Real Simple, and Better Homes & Gardens.
Shops: Check out the shops that sell tableware and linens. Whether it's the displays in a brick and mortar store or the imagery on their websites, look to these guys for beautiful inspiration. They are trying to sell the look, after all. One place to start: the website of Chicago's Tabula Tua.
Event Stylists: This inspiration can be over-the-top, but one small detail from a glamorous wedding could inspire the tabletop of your next small dinner party. Check out Darling Events, Elizabeth Anne Designs, and Talia Events.
Photographers: Try searching for event, lifestyle, or tabletop photographers for more picture-perfect inspiration for your next dinner party.
Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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