I have just finished reading interior designer Joe Nye's just released first book on entertaining entitled Flair and I loved it. Nye covers flowers, invitations, and table settings, much of it reflecting his love of Chinoiserie. The table settings are stunning. If you enjoy entertaining, Joe Nye's wonderful sense of style, and Chinoiserie, you too will love this book. My favorite ideas include:
1. Bamboo flatware
2. Pink carnations
3. Mixing new and vintage china
5. Mixing silver flatware
6. Colored glassware
7. Black candles
8. Chinoiserie tablecloths
9. Mixing high and low end pieces
10. Using inherited pieces with a modern touch
11. Chinoiserie galore!
Next week I will give you my high/low sources for these gorgeous looks, many from my own china closet as well as my own tips for setting a Chinoiserie table. Stay tuned!