More Tabletop Inspiration from the Lenox Hill Gala

Welcome to part two of the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala, featuring more of the spectacular designer tables. It was almost impossible to narrow it down, although my camera, which mysteriously switched its settings in my bag, made some of the decisions for me. As spring entertaining is now upon us, you’ll find an abundance of aspirational ideas for your own festivities at home!!

I don’t think there was a happier, more colorful table than Lindsey Coral Harper‘s Bright Lights Big City. The cheerful Lulu DK fabric and amazing flowers by Sebastian Li Designs offered an upbeat optimistic look at spring in the Big Apple.

Lindsey Coral Harper at the Lenox Hill Gala

The charming tablescape included pieces from Lindsey’s online boutique LAMSHOP. She herself was looking glamorous in white Chris Benz. If I am invited to attend again next year, I’ll try and get some shots of the designers as well as their tables!

Alessandra Branca‘s Harbor Island table featured her signature red and white palette in a sophisticated casually chic design. The Dunes and Duchess candelabra, in what looked like a limed oak finish, was the perfect addition.

Fabric and napkins from Les Indiennes mixed marvelously with the rustic woven chargers and twine “napkin rings,” for a look that would be perfect for at home entertaining.

Design Chair Christopher Spitzmiller‘s Ten Swans a Singing table was anchored by a dramatic antique ceramic swan. It reminded me of the perennial sign of spring in Boston when the swan boats return to the Public Gardens!

Hand thrown ceramic chargers and tulipieres showcased the designer’s talents in an eclectic mix with the fun swan masks. I am now wondering if his guests donned them during dinner!

Ceramicist Clare Potter has collaborated with Christopher Spitzmiller on many occasions as she did here for her lovely Camelias in Spring table.

The lovely pink and green colorway was accessorized with flower charges and an incredible camelia centerpiece, all handmade by the team.

Pagoda Red, the Chicago specialists in rare and unusual Chinese antique furniture and artifacts for the home and garden, designed a table with a dramatic pagoda centerpiece of course.

An ode to nature’s offerings, their The Orient Expressed table included fabulous stone chargers for a distinctive spring inspired tablescape.

Ashley Whittaker created her lush table with a spectacular arrangement from talented floral designer Amy Merrick. The spitting image of a northern Renaissance still life, In Bloem was the perfect title for the table!!

With a tablecloth of Michael Smith’s Jasper Grace fabric in willow and Baccarat Vega crystal in a rich bottle green, the table looked ready for a Bacchanalian feast!

Christopher Stevens, one of the  Rooms with a View designers I covered last fall, presented The Silver Grotto, an elegant table with a showstopping centerpiece from City Aquarium. I thought I spied baby seahorses swimming around the striking white coral.

Osborne and Little fabrics with beautiful tonal flowers from Oprah fave Corey Grant Tippin completed the underwater fantasy. Lucky guests received the John Derian paperweights I love.

Jon Call of Mr. Call Designs‘s Midnight Garden table was so evocative with its luxurious modern mix of sultry colors and textures.

With a centerpiece of driftwood and hydrangea from Adore Floral, velvet pillows and fabulous wooden chargers and tailored leather napkin rings, it was a tactile tablescape that was gender neutral yet sexy.

Connecticut designer Tyler Taylor appropriately named her table Le Printemps. Its delicate coloration with statuesque anthropomorphic centerpiece garnered inspiration from British poet Thomas Blackburn:

Awake, thou wintry earth – Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!

I think that’s exactly how we all feel these days!! Fabrics were from Cowtan and Tour. You can see more of Taylor’s talents at her stylish New Canaan store, The Summer House.

Stop back tomorrow when we’ll take a final look at more tables from this worthwhile event!

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22 Responses to More Tabletop Inspiration from the Lenox Hill Gala

  1. thanks for sharing these brilliant tables with us! i love all of them!!

    • quintessence says:

      From Stacy Kunstel of Dunes & Duchess who was having trouble leaving a comment: “Thanks so much for including the Dunes and Duchess candelabra on Alessandra Branca’s table! Here’s the little known fact: Two of those limed oak candelabras and our giant acrylic hurricane’s grace Alessandra’s own home in Harbor Island. We are so proud.” To see more please visit

  2. Franki Parde says:

    I absolutely cannot tell you “how much” I enjoyed this post. Tablesettings are dear to my athestic soul and now I look forward to your next fantasy escape. franki

  3. Every table is stunning love Linsey’s colorful table and that flower ball is fabulous but I think the swans were my favorite. That pagoda was prettty amazing too. You always get to do the best things.


  4. Stacey-
    These tables are all gorgeous. I can’t image how beautiful they are there.
    Happy Monday.

  5. So much to feast the eye on! Hard to say which one is my favorite. There’s infinite inspiration here — it makes me want to throw a party. Looking forward to more tomorrow.

  6. What stunning tables. I must say that I love Lindsey Coral Harper’s bright and beautiful tablescape. Each one is special in its own way. Luck you to be there in person.

  7. You are so fortunate to be able to attend these functions. We have 1 or 2 in Houston annually, and they are always charity functions. Beautiful, Stacey. xx’s

  8. Marie Söderberg says:

    Lovely and so beautiful

  9. gorgeous tablescapes…the first one looks so fun!

  10. More beautiful tables! I really have to step up my game if I ever want you over for dinner!

  11. Stacey says:

    These are all spectacular! I especially love the 3D elements! XX

  12. All so fabulous and over the top!!!

  13. pretty pink tulips says:

    WOW oh Wow! All of these tables are clearly done by the highest caliber of creatives.

    Gorgeous, every single one!

  14. Oh my goodness, what splendor! I couldn’t pick a favorite but because my home is named Pagoda, I’ll have to go with that one :)

  15. These are absolutely beautiful. I can just imagine the essence of that room. I’m looking forward to seeing your next post. xo

  16. Mary Jo says:

    Loving all these lavish flowers Stacey–so beautiful! I hope all is well with you, I am emailing you at the moment, but had to take a break to see part 2.

    xo Mary Jo

  17. Such eye candy. Love this post!

  18. The Pagoda Red table is fantastic!

  19. What fabulous event…would have loved to have been there. Gorgeous table settings.

  20. The Zhush says:

    So amazing… hard to pick a favorite as each one is more magnificent than the next!

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