Your dining table presents a rare opportunity to get creative with centerpieces, table linens, flowers and more. Although we do believe that any meal deserves a beautiful bouquet to go with it, there are times you’ll really want to go all out to entertain guests, surprise a loved one or thrill your kids for a specific holiday. To get the ideas flowing, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite floral designers, stylists and event décor experts whose Instagram feeds are filled with inspiration.
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Founded by married couple Diana and Josh Perrin, Casa de Perrin focuses on event styling and sourcing incredible china, flatware and glassware. They also have one of the most gorgeous feeds you’ll see on Instagram, with pitch-perfect tabletops and place settings. They are masters of combining color and pattern, and every pic features dishes, flatware, glasses and linens, each more gorgeous than the next. If you need instant inspiration for any type of party, go here first to get inspired to mix and match items, create centerpieces and wow your guests. If you happen to love vintage china as we do, you’ll be especially inspired by how they mix different eras of china with new pieces to create a thoroughly modern look.
If preppy, Southern style is more your thing, you won’t be disappointed by Courtney Whitmore’s lively feed featuring food, party tips, tablescapes and holiday ideas. Her colorful table settings are full of joy and feature her family (two adorable Irish Setters included) in all their glory as they celebrate their lives in Nashville with cheery flowers, linens and tabletops. Get ideas for desserts, appetizers, drinks and more as she also features incredible party food you’ll want to replicate pronto. And if you need inspiration for a specific holiday, her feed always features ideas for themed parties like Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl and pretty much anything else you can think of.
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Inspired by the hues of the Yucatán, this dreamy destination wedding was tied together with bold vintage glassware, vibrant florals and the organic textures of Coqui Coqui. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ venue: @coquicoquiofficial | coordination: @mario.olverac | styling: @archiverentals @danielaparraz | floral design: @marialimon_ | photography: @memorybox_photo⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #destinationwedding #mexico #weddinginspo #destinationweddingideas #receptionideas #weddingdesign #destinationmexico #tulumwedding #rivieramayawedding #tulum #nesttulum #vibrantwedding #boldwedding #weddingflorals
Consider yourself warned: Archive Rentals will make you want to throw epic parties. There’s everything from boho lounge ideas to creative centerpieces in this must-see feed. Grab your phone to check out their feed of muted colors, lush flower arrangements and warm wood tones. Their team of designers serve all of California, Texas, the Pacific Northwest and the Riviera Maya, so you’ll see lots of pretty locations and beaches that will inspire your table settings, too. Wondering how weddings can serve as great inspiration for your own parties? Trust us, you’ll be blown away by how they arrange and style weddings in ways you can apply to your own home.
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KISS… Keep It Sprawling Spread Happy Hump Day. I am unusually tired these days but nothing keeps me away from gearing up my table for summertime entertaining. With all the magical, colorful citrus I have kicking around my kitchen, I was inspired to create a more sprawling, spontaneous styled tablescape. Summer is here people, so whip up a bright bountiful salad and scatter your farmer’s market finds down the table….citrus, berries, melons. Summer is full of color, so pick out the fresh produce that best compliments your dinnerware or dinner menu. Get over that hump, gather friends and happy entertaining! #kiss #keepitsimple #keepitstyled #keepitreal #sprawling #sprawlingspread #summertime #summertimespread #tablescape #tablescaper #ilovetosetthetable #setthetable #theywillcome #dinnertime #gatheraround #organic #foodiesofinstagram #vegan #veganlife #coastalliving
Color, color and more color in table settings that make you feel like you need to head straight to the beach are bursting out of designer Dana Small’s account. This self-proclaimed “tablescaper organic vegan foodie” takes beach living to a new level with entertaining ideas and fabulous products influenced by her time living in the Bahamas and Florida. For summer entertaining or beach house living, you can’t beat her fun feed flowing with inspiration and coastal vibes. Bonus: you’ll love her use of patterns, and even if you’re color-phobic, you can’t help but admire her passion for bright hues.
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It was fun (and a lot of work) to realize this table mock up for a lovely wedding last night – with special thanks to @karenjaconifiorista who worked tirelessly alongside me every step of the way. Swipe to see the actual event footage! @lakecomoweddings @afinepress support and flowers @rattiflora #tulipinaitalia #tulipinawedding
Got a few hours to spare? Head straight to the Instagram account of floral designer Kiana Underwood, the genius behind Tulipina Floral Design. You’ll be blown away by the beautifully shot images of Underwood’s incredible bouquets and centerpieces. While designing luxury floral designs for events and weddings around the world, she captures her incredible color combinations, lush arrangements and beautiful flower choices on her feed. While you may not be able to replicate her arrangements, you will get lots of great ideas for how to make flowers the star of any table.