We're back with Part 2 of our Dining By Design Q&A! We've gotten such a great response to the "Moonlight Feast" table I created for Anthropologie at the Architectural Digest Home Show and, more specifically, to the gorgeous furniture, dishes, and artwork used in the space, so we wanted to make sure we answered your questions about all of the booth's beautiful design details. So many of you commented that you'd love to use the table as inspiration for your own homes and events (and, of course, that's the point of the show!); hopefully the information and source guide below will help get you started on building your very own Moonlight Feast!
Which Artists' work are featured in the booth?
The majority of the tableware and serving pieces were designed by South African artist, Ruan Hoffmann. Known for his ceramic work, as well as his paintings, Hoffman's hand-drawn images and patterns added the perfect blend of whimsy and elegance to the tabletop.
The gorgeous wallpaper on the side walls of the booth was created from a painting by Louisiana artist, Rebecca Rebouche (pictured above with Rebecca Stadlen, Associate Home Editor of Vogue). She, herself, attended the Dining By Design gala and got to sit at the table flanked by her beautiful work, which I hope was as thrilling an experience for her as it was for me and the other guests!
WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE AMAZING FLAMELESS CANDLES AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
One of my favorite elements of the design was the flameless candles used in the candlesticks on the table tops and in the lanterns above. These are definitely not your average flick-a-switch and light-up, plastic flameless candles. The Flame Effect Candles from Anthropologie's sister-store, Terrain, are made of wax and have a battery-powered "flame" on top that actually flickers when lit, creating the illusion of shimmering candlelight. Everyone working on the booth during set-up was completely amazed by them! Plus, the candles have 2 timer modes, a remote control and a 500-hour battery life. These will definitely be my new go-to for dinner parties and events where we can't use real flames.
ANTHROPOLOGIE DOES FURNITURE? WHO KNEW?
Yes, they do! The recycled wood tables and velvet dining chairs used in the booth came straight from Anthropologie's furniture collection. While selecting the perfect pieces for the show, I got to sneak a peek at all of their new arrivals before they were officially launched, and I was more than impressed with the selection and variety of pieces.
Their new house & home catalog just launched to the public, and it's filled with wonderful, eclectic pieces for every space. Be sure to check out their online lookbook or request a catalog in the mail.
Geo Glow Lanterns (various sizes)
Flame Effect Pillar Candles (various sizes)
Dreambird Dessert Plate by Ruan Hoffman
Jardin Des Plantes Pedestal Bowl by Ruan Hoffman
Dreambirds Pitcher by Ruan Hoffman
Dreambirds Tureen with Ladle by Ruan Hoffman
Dreambirds Cakestand by Ruan Hoffman