This past Valentine’s Day, I decided to be a bit untraditional and host a couples dinner party. I wanted it to be dark and sexy: think tarnished candelabras, black tapered candles, sultry burgundy satin napkins, a red velvet tablecloth and a hand beaded black lace overlay.
As you know, there are so many things that go into creating an amazing tablescape for your guests. The perfect tablescape starts with your table linens and then the extras come into play like fancy glasses, chargers, and florals. My Valentine’s table was no exception. The dark and sexy theme began with the linens and by layering multiple textures together ultimately created the perfect feel for the dinner party.
La Tavola is my go-to to for table linens; think of them as the Rent the Runway for your entertaining needs when it comes to fine linens! La Tavola reduces the stress of entertaining by making it so easy to find the perfect linen. And the best part is how easy the entire process is.
To start, all you have to do is go to La Tavola, browse through the countless options, choose your linens with a simple click, pay, and then they make the magic happen. Each linen has a tiny chip sewn into it. That way, you can know exactly where your linens are in the order process and you will be notified with a email and tracking number the moment it ships to you.
TIP: If you are torn between which color or texture combo to use, La Tavola will send you 4 inch swatches to make deciding so much easier. I love this feature because sometimes I really need to touch a fabric and see it in the light to know if it will work or not.
And if you are stumped and need a bit of inspiration, you can check out La Tavola’s blog, filled with on trend tips and plenty of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing for your next event!
The best part about La Tavola is after the event is over. After your guests have left, the candles are blown out, and the dishes are cleaned, place the dirty linens back into the shipping bag provided, place the return shipping label (also provided) in a plastic velcrowed slot on the outside of the bag, and then drop it off at FedEx. Viola, the easiest part of cleaning up!
Make sure to check out this great video to see the whole process from beginning to end!
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