Bringing a Hunting Lodge Aesthetic to a Tablescape
I love the aesthetic of European hunts: the clothing, landscapes, and colors. I've never been on one, but I appreciate the imagery.
In my one bedroom NYC apartment, I created a tablescape and dinner party inspired by my interpretation of an Austrian hunting lodge.
For the "tablecloth," I used "moss mats" from Jemali in NYC's flower district (see here). I stuck the mats to my dinner table with tape!
Pheasant feathers felt appropriate! I purchased a few packs of these.
These antler candlesticks came from a maker on Etsy here.
I sourced lots of my table decor in the produce aisle of the grocery store! Including these large porcini mushrooms!
When I hosted this dinner I hadn't yet launched my tableware line, but I would have used Chefanie Bamboo Placecard Holders to assign seats.
Option #1 : Dress like you're actually hunting in Bavaria, with a cloak and a hunting hat from Gössl and a shawl from Hermes.
Options #2: Wear a ballgown. This one is from Alexia Maria.
Option #3: Pants and a crop top. My pants are from Nasty Gal, and my top is from Alexia Maria. Learn how to make tartan donuts here and the corresponding the donut umbrella here.
Pearl Basket earrings feel appropriate for a dinner around collecting things to bring home.
Our Bamboo Bangle Bracelet is another nice natural touch.
Our Basket with Recycled Fox Fur feels really hunt.
Our Black Caviar earrings are an elegant and discreet button option.
I could eat our Beef Tenderloin every day for the rest of my life. Recipe here.
A cake decorated with Firenze Chefanie Sheets can pop out of the dessert table!
Pop a bottle of bubbly when guests arrive ... always.
Aldo Sohm knows his wines ... and his Grüner is delicious. It will bring you straight to Austria.
Vietti Barolo is my favorite red.