NYBG 2017 Orchid Dinner

Today we take a final look at more of the fantastic tables from the NYBG 2017 Orchid Dinner. And don’t forget, if you’re in the area, to stop by the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden, open now through April 9th!

Kathleen Walsh 2017 Orchid Dinner

I loved the beautiful green and plum colorway at Kathleen Walsh‘s table, featuring a spectacular centerpiece from ZeZé’s Flowers. On a tablecloth of Kravet fabric, she layered several favorites –  Mottahedeh’s Lace service plate and Chelsea Botanicals dessert plate with under a Robert Haviland & C. Parlon Arc en Ciel dinner plate in between. Kim Seybert’s Molten Gold charger, Agate napkin ring and layered silk organza and linen napkins added to the table magic.

Kathleen Walsh NYBG 2017 Orchid Dinner

Shaun Smith used Travers’ Happy Dragons for a chinoiserie chic table topped by Christopher Spitzmiller marbleized urns and an exuberant spray of vibrant orchids.

Shaun Smith 2017 Orchid Dinner

For their elegant “Thai One On” table, Drake/Anderson designed a stunning sculptural centerpiece of hazelnut tree branches entwined with Henna Vanda orchids executed by Blondie’s Treehouse.

Drake Anderson 2017 Orchid Dinner table

Drake Anderson 2017 Orchid Dinner centerpiece

The vibrant yellow was echoed in a chic tablecloth of Lelievre’s luminous Auguste available through Stark with chargers and hurricanes by l’Objet and napkins courtesy of E. Braun.

Drake Anderson 2017 Orchid Dinner table

Katie Leede always produces tables of creative global chic – here topped with orchids from Caribbean Cuts and J&P Flowers. Katie paired an antique suzani with fabrics from Style Library –  seatback covers of Harlequin’s cut velvet Ascent and napkins of Scion’s Boho trimmed in Harlequin’s Anoushka Plains.

Katie Leede 2017 Orchid Dinner tableDinner guests received clever books with covers stylishly laser cut by Fabberz.

Katie Leede 2017 Orchid Dinner

Lindsey Coral Harper created a table with a colorful more is more sensibility. Jim Thompson’s Tibetan Sun fabric by Hutton Wilkinson for the Tony Duquette Collection was a perfect match with Frontgate’s fabulous new malachite ceramics and monogrammed Matouk napkins. What you can’t see is the full height of her fabulous centerpiece with coral-like branches practically exploding out of their vase.

Lindsey Coral Harper 2017 Orchid Dinner

Keeping in mind the Thai theme of the Orchid exhibit, Cullman & Kravis referenced the recent production of The King and I with its “magnificent set and dazzling costumes.” A bamboo superstructure, reminiscent of those found throughout Asia, served as a pergola for the table with a profusion of orchids cascading from above. A large Buddha oversaw diners as centerpiece

Cullman Kravis 2017 Orchid Dinner

with mini ones as place card holders. Fabricut’s Mira (from the Christie van der Haak collection) in Fire Opal made a vibrant tablecloth with S. Harris’ colorful Feather Flock as napkins.

Cullman and Kravis 2017 Orchid Dinner

Inspired by a “Circle of Unity and Hope,” designer Paris Forino partnered with Oscar Mora to create a lush circular centerpiece in her table’s theme of pink, black and white.

Paris Forino 2017 Orchid Dinner

On a pink SFERRA linen tablecloth, Madeline Weinrib‘s handcrafted Lyla Embroidered Napkins and her Orientalist porcelain plates, produced in collaboration with Augarten, completed the scheme.

Paris Forino 2017 Orchid Dinner table

Black and white also made a strong statement on designer Jaime Walter‘s table

Jaime Walters 2017 Orchid Dinner

with placesettings of bold graphic Nicholas Newcomb Pottery.

Jaime Walters 2017 Orchid Dinner table

John Oetgen thought creatively by designing a centerpiece of color and pattern with cylindrical vases lined with wallpaper.

John Oetgen 2017 Orchid Dinner

Hilary Pereira designed a table with a shrine like towering centerpiece

Hilary Pereira NYBG 2017 Orchid Dinner table

with place settings of elegant simplicity

Hilary Pereira 2017 Orchid Dinner table

Rajni Alex‘s centerpiece was a clever figurative orchid topiary.

Rajni Alex 2017 Orchid Dinner

with a pretty layered setting with Robert Haviland & C. Parlon Syracuse, Kim Seybert mat, napkin and ring and Kathryn McCoy quartz candle holders.

Rajni Alex Design

Randall Gibeau‘s staggered orchid centerpieces were stunning, proving the power of one.

Randall Gibeau 2017 Orchid Dinner

The Mini Rose Co. designed a ebullient centerpiece of saturated yellow cymbidium orchids and mimosa

Mini Rose Company 2017 Orchid Dinner

with delicate stems at each place.

Mini Rose 2017 Orchid Dinnerall photos Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence

It was challenging to cover all the beautiful tables at this year’s dinner. Apologies to any tables not included – it was merely a matter of time. Congrats to all participants in the NYBG 2017 Orchid Dinner – and to Veranda Magazine for their continuing support of this wonderful event.


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One Response to NYBG 2017 Orchid Dinner

  1. Kathleen Scheinfeld says:

    Crazy about table decor so this is heavenly for me.
    Miss you. Hope you are enjoying a much deserved rest.

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