To all of my Jewish Hostesses,
Meet Elizabeth Braha, Elizabeth is an emerging talent on the interior design scene. She is a graduate from Parson’s School of design.
Her elegance and fresh approach to style is a breath of fresh air.I’m loving her Tony Duquette inspired Purim table. I’m thinking of buying animal print fabric from HERE to use as a tablecloth or napkins…
Keep an eye out for more of Elizabeth’s posts, as she promised me that she will find the time to inspire us in between the baby feedings….Enjoy! Marlene M.
“More is More” Purim 2011
After a hectic day of carpools and diaper changes, I usually find it calming to set a clean and simple table. I typically use a lot of whites of varying textures, along with stainless steel silverware, always some flowers, and occasionally when the timing is right, candles. This calm setting is perfect during the year, but Purim calls for more fun and pizzaz.
I decided to go on a fantasy shopping spree inspired by one of my favorite designers, Tony Duquette. Duquette was known for his glamorous mix and match approach to decor. Beauty, not luxury was what he valued, designing homes for many of Hollywood’s leading actors, as well as jewelry for royalty and parties for fabulous friends. He fearlessly layered exotic prints with organic textures such as leaves, feathers, bamboo, and branches, and splashed metallic and bold colors into the mix.
This Purim let’s embrace flamboyance and say goodbye to simplicity, as Tony Duquette said, “More is More”!
While it would be impractical to live so ostentatiously every day, we should all take inspiration from Tony Duquette and use the special day of Purim to rejoice and add some extraordinary splendor to our lives … if only for one night!
Here are some of my favorite picks for your Tony Duquette inspired Purim table this year!
1- Square ceramic red vases at Pier One Imports $49.
2- Mask at Mardis Gras Costumes $9.99 and up
3- Dahlia placemat at ABC Carpet and Home $8.
4- Tortoise plates by Juane De Chrome at Michael C Fina $156.
5- Leopard plate by Wayland Gregory at Michael C Fina $195.
6- Mask at Anytime Costumes $9.99 and up
7 -Bamboo napkin ring by Dransfield and Ross
8- Coffee pot by Haviland at Michael C Fina $472.
9- Turtle salt and pepper shakers by L’Objet at Vivre $175.