Food & Prop Styling for Table Magazine: An Olive & Gold Color Palette

In the Winter 2013 Issue, Table Magazine ran a feature rooted in the idea of hosting dinner parties for loved ones instead of traditional gift giving. The story divided into three dinner party levels: a Table for Two, a Table for Four, and a Table for Twelve. A Table for Twelve focused on mixing and matching and menu items that easily feed a large crew, such as a self-serve punch. Table for Twelve Styled by Quelcy for Table Magazine Table for Twelve Styled by Quelcy for Table Magazine Table for Twelve Styled by Quelcy for Table Magazine The final look felt very Scandinavian meets Bohemian, with its neutral backdrops and bold, yet rustic accents. The back “wall” was a highly textured, oil painting by local artist Mia Tarducci Henry. I foraged and spray painted all the leaves for a celebratory, winter feel. I combined preserved bay leaves and feathers for individual place settings and created a color accent with dried oranges and bay leaves from Roxanne’s Dried Flowers. Loose elements like these are perfect for creating a loose garland or centerpiece. Since the products remain unbound, they can be reused for different looks or even attached to a wreath. Table for Twelve Styled by Quelcy for Table Magazine The Art Director for this series wanted a Bohemian touch to this color palette, so I foraged branches and spray painted them a glossy white, like a forest on a snowy day. I picked an array of short, softer feathers and attached them with twine. These warm, natural tones highlighted and contrasted the aged books I thrifted and spray painted to match the palette. Table for Twelve Styled by Quelcy for Table Magazine Postscript: Client: Table Magazine, Winter 2013 issue Photography by Adam Milliron. Styling by Quelcy.

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