To have and BHLDN

As many of you by now know, the company that owns such brands as Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Free People went live with their bridal one stop shop, BHLDN yesterday. There were sighs and cries from girls who love all things flowy and eclectic from Brooklyn to Portlandia. Trust me. I was one of them. But while I was beguiled by the dresses and shoes { oh the shoes }, my mind wandered to the table settings – plates, forks, spoons, glasses oh my! Imagine a truly Anthro table setting.

The good news is that decorations, tableware, favors, etc will be available in May and you can be sure that I will be keeping my eyes peeled for what develops. In the meantime pulling from Anthro’s current inventory of tablewares and whatnot’s I’ve gone ahead and put together my own mood boards of Anthro table settings based on some of the greatest love stories of all time. Check back each day for a new board!

punch drunk love

The bridal elements

a. ribboned silk gown – $1600
b. unabashedly gloves – $60
c. jelly slingbacks – $190

The Table Setting

1. on a whim dinnerware – $10-$48
2. damara napkin – $8
3. fleur-de-lys juice glass – $6
4. salt and pepper cellar – $22
5. milky way votives { candle votives, but for schnapps drinking! } – $6
6. radiance flatware – $19.95 { on sale }

See also: beast feet platter – $128 and laguiole steak knives – $78 for six.

Why it works

Punk is a very visually strong genre and let’s face it under the guise of a wedding celebration it’s a look than can end up looking gaudy and tacky. Bright colours and clashing patterns are tempered by using subtle colours and ‘nod’s to the genre rather than blatant interpretation. I love the on-a-whim dinnerware – a plaid design in pastels is a nice nod to the beloved fabric of all things punk: tartan. These colours add a touch of femininity to it all.

The radiance flatware is a rich dark colour but not black which could be seen as too stark. This lighter shade adds a contrast and ‘disturbance’ to the table as it is not in sync with the rest of the ‘colour scheme’ but what is punk if it doesn’t cause somewhat of a ruckus?!

A less than perfect looking votive is a nice addition for drinking shot of booze while the pink fleur de lys glass adds yet another texture.

Honorable mentions, such as the beast feet platter add a slightly gothic yet definite masculine air to the table..no room on the mood board for that one, but surely not to be overlooked!!

all images via anthropologie, bhldn and terrain

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5 Responses

  1. Beautiful!!! I always love seeing these ideas. 🙂

  2. I love the crimson/cranberry colored glass and flatware!

  3. […] hope you have enjoyed the To have and BHLDN series. Previous boards can be found here, here and here. I cannot wait til the BHLDN line launches it’s tablewares in May…you […]

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