Tablescapes Guest Designer Table with Rachel DeMarte

When Rachel DeMarte, party planner extraordinaire, asked me to design the "resort chic" themed menu and place cards, I was in Mexico taking a break from the bitterly cold Chicago weather. It was the perfect place for tropical theme inspiration.   Of course I had my art supplies with me on the trip and sat at the beach painting pineapples while sipping a piña colada for extra inspiration ;)

The whimsy pineapple watercolors were paired with one of my favorite calligraphy-esque fonts for the menu wording. The leaf place cards were handwritten in gold ink and attached to gilded baby pineapples. 

Rachel did such an amazing job using a variety of Tablescapes products in unique ways, including mini vessels filled with snacks. I just love the bold black and white stripe runner on the farmhouse table with touches of gold accents and palm leaves. Check out the Guest Designer Table in the Tablescapes showroom and the photos by Averyhouse.

Planner:  Rachel DeMarte, Rentals: Tablescapes, Stationery: Charm Studio, Photographer: Averyhouse