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!
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.
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.
Dinner guests received clever books with covers stylishly laser cut by Fabberz.
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.
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
Black and white also made a strong statement on designer Jaime Walter‘s table
with placesettings of bold graphic Nicholas Newcomb Pottery.
John Oetgen thought creatively by designing a centerpiece of color and pattern with cylindrical vases lined with wallpaper.
Hilary Pereira designed a table with a shrine like towering centerpiece
with place settings of elegant simplicity
Rajni Alex‘s centerpiece was a clever figurative orchid topiary.
Randall Gibeau‘s staggered orchid centerpieces were stunning, proving the power of one.
The Mini Rose Co. designed a ebullient centerpiece of saturated yellow cymbidium orchids and mimosa
with delicate stems at each place.
all 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.