Bold & Balanced: IKEA Tablescapes Like You've Never Seen Before

Bold & Balanced: IKEA Tablescapes Like You've Never Seen Before

Emma Christensen
Jan 25, 2012

Remember those stunning images of deconstructed recipes from IKEA's Homemade is Best cookbook? Carl Kleiner, the photographer behind those shots, is back for another round: this time with IKEA tableware.

Only a few images have been released so far, but they all share a similar hyper-styled, carefully balanced feel. The overhead shots come across as both elegant and whimsical. It feels almost as if the plates and silverware are going to start dancing around the table é la Disney's Sorcerer's Apprentice.

While none of us will probably be setting our tables quite like the ones in these pictures any time soon, there are some takeaways. I love the color combinations, especially the gray and blue plates on the dark blue cloth with the pops of magenta color from the flowers. These images also inspire me to play around with shapes, like tear-drop bowls with the round serving platters and the mix of rectangular and circular plates.

Take a look at all the images on Carl Kleiner's website:

IKEA Tables from Carl Kleiner (via PetaPixel)

What do you take away from these images?

Related: Stressless Dinner Tip: Set the Table the Night Before

(Images: Carl Kleiner)

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