Modern red & black tablescape

I'd love to introduce you to the latest Brooklyn Bride intern, Michaela!  She's going to be helping me behind the scenes, and since she did such a great job with her submission for the Modern Tablescape Challenge a few weeks back,  occasionally do some inspirational shoots for us, so give her a big welcome!

I'm Michaela, intern at Brooklyn Bride, writer of bliss! and start-up entrepreneur. As a portfolio project for our new company Hey Look, my business partner Lotta and I wanted to create a very “Brooklyn Bride” inspiration shoot – romantic and whimsical, yet modern and a little bit fancy.

Our aim is to show that you don't need a lot of fancy and expensive ingredients to set up a gorgeous dinner table. We used 300 red and purple carnations to create the flower decor. Ok, 300 flowers don't come cheap, but you could use a lot less and fill up the arrangements with greens from a forest. Drinking glasses with pretty black ribbons serve as vases, the table runner is a simple scarf. The menus are printed on basic white paper, cut into small rectangles and glued onto red cards. Add some candles and your favorite dinner ware – and you're done! Any dresser or side table can serve as a finger food and welcome buffet. Use the same type of flower and candle decor to tie the whole look together. – Michaela

[ All images by Michaela of bliss! for Hey Look and Brooklyn Bride. ]

  1. Beautiful! Love the rich, vibrant colors.

  2. Love the color combinations and the centerpieces are gorgeous.

  3. Nice. its beautiful.

  4. WOW WOW WOW, LOVE the colors!! Red & black are by far my favorite colors in the world, so pretty 🙂

  5. elegant layout and vivid red , i totally like!

  6. life is short . we should relish the time !

  7. haha like the lifestyle lololol

  8. i saw an Angel of that i am sure but ik i will never be with u !

  9. when u r gone , the pieces of my heart fallen down !

  10. seems i am kinda loyal , lol cuz i always come here to appreciate ur nice essay , gaga!

  11. want to be lucky one to enjoy the happiness , could i ?

  12. u just like my eyes , brings me light and let me witness the changing of the 4 seasons !

  13. so romantic and sounds yummy, i bet every girl will like it !

  14. how beautiful the flower.