A NEUTRAL VALENTINE’S DAY TABLESCAPE WITH WHITES AND METALLICS

Valentine’s Day is already around the corner and it’s almost impossible to believe how quickly January is already passing by. Spring will be here before we know it, and I am so eager for the warm weather. What I do love about this time of year, is the beautiful bright natural light our home gets, and the days are already getting longer. Don’t you love it when it’s still light out at five o’clock? I get so psyched for what’s to come. Even starting to cook dinner in the daylight makes me happy :) Welcome to the Valentine’s edition of our Styled + Set Holiday Entertaining Tour, hosted by Lory from Designthusiasm! Lory is blogger extradorniaire, and I am always so grateful to be included in her fabulous lineup. If you’re new to my blog and coming over from Lauren of Bless’er House, welcome to CitrineLiving, thank you so much for stopping in, I hope you enjoy it here! I just loved Lauren’s whimsical ‘daddy and daughter’ table! By the way, don’t be shy to have a look around while you’re here, and if you’d like to hear from me when I have a new post, you can sign up right at the bottom of this post, or under the subscribe tab! Of course, you know how much I love it when you visit if you read along regularly too, I am always thankful for all of you ;) Today, I’ll be talking all about a neutral Valentine’s table…no red or pink in our dining room today (but stay tuned for another fun post this week with lots of color!), I’m keeping it paired back and neutral with my go-to staples, white and metallic. Come on inside!A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.
A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.I am a blue and white lover, for those of you who don’t know, and my chinoiserie collection is very apparent throughout our home most of the year. After I removed all of the Christmas decor this year, I deiced to forego the color in our dining room for the winter, and keep it very paired back and neutral. If you haven’t seen my winter tour, you can see it all right here. You’ll get a glimpse of some of my collection while you’re there.
A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.I wanted the theme of this table to have a romantic feel to it, but also streamlined and elegant. I arranged my centrepiece with white roses and greenery – all faux, by the way – and flanked it with two sets of candlesticks in crystal and brass. Fresh flowers, especially in the winter, aren’t that readily available where we live, unless I want to spend a fortune. This arrangement, fresh, would easily cost me $75 or more. You can get beautiful roses at Costco, but the greenery is not plentiful right now, so I decided to keep it simple and turn to my trusty faux stash for this table. Which I do often!A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.

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A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.You really can’t tell the difference unless you lean in very close, and these are fabulous faux – they really come in handy in a pinch!
A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.You can see the layers of metallics with my china, chargers and flatware.
A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece. I only have one set of china that would dress this entire table, the rest of my dishes are in smaller quantities – pairs, or fours, so I always love to mix different sets together.A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.I often love to use a different setting at the ends of the table, and keep the other four settings the same.A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.I like to mix up the chargers as well, but today I decided to create a cohesive look by keeping them all the same with my silver beaded ones.A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.

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A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.I like the idea of a neutral table for Valentine’s day, for a change, and also something unexpected.A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.If you look very closely, the greenery has the softest shade of pale pink mixed in, so I didn’t leave the traditional colors out completely!A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.This arrangement was very simple t create, I used a large oversized apothecary jar and simply laid the greenery so that it was hanging over. I filled in the large gaps with the roses and also smaller stems of greenery as well. It was quite random and took about ten minutes to create. Another advantage of using faux, is that it’s easy to handle, no mess, and you can pull off a gorgeous look in minutes.A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.I always love to layer my linens and I love to mix a variation of table runners when I design a table. I have four runners in total on this table – one lengthwise, underneath, then two more crosswise, side by side, and finally the fourth, also crosswise, on top of those. My textiles typically set the tone for my tables – and here it’s all about whites and subtle metallics.A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.Last year’s Valentine’s table was a little more punchy, with lavender, gold and a graphic punch of white and black, which you can see here. You’ll see many of the items over there, on repeat over here! I have many textiles and dishes that I use over and over for my tables. You don’t have to run out and buy all kinds of new items for each holiday. Build your collection over time and be creative with using it in different ways.A gorgeous neutral Valentine's table with tones of white layered with metallic accents and a beautiful white rose centrepiece.

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Next on our tour is Yvonne, of Stone Gable Blog, her home is gorgeous and her tables always inspire me so much! Please make sure to hop over and say hello, as well as everyone on our tour today – if you scroll down below, you’ll see the full list of amazing talent! I’m very grateful to be in such fantastic company :) Thank you again for taking time out of your busy day to stop in and spend some time with me, I am honored to have you here! I hope you enjoyed yourself and found some ideas for your next gathering. Happy Valentine’s Day! xo

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12 Comments on A NEUTRAL VALENTINE’S DAY TABLESCAPE WITH WHITES AND METALLICS

  1. Jamie
    January 24, 2018 at 2:48 PM (8 months ago)

    This is so pretty, Tamara. I love your neutral home. You are so talented my friend!
    Hugs, Jamie

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    • tamaraanka
      January 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM (8 months ago)

      Thank you so much, Jamie, I’m so happy you like it! Love your home too and can’t wait to see your tour!! xo

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  2. FrenchGardenHouse
    January 24, 2018 at 4:20 PM (8 months ago)

    This is such a beautiful table, Tamara, I love it! All that’s needed are the people you love, some food, and Valentine’s Day magic! I love being on the tour with you, you always inspire! xo Lidy

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    • tamaraanka
      January 24, 2018 at 5:54 PM (8 months ago)

      Lidy, You always put a smile on my face! Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement, I love to tour with you too my friend! xoxo

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  3. Lory at Designthusiasm
    January 24, 2018 at 6:14 PM (8 months ago)

    Tamara, the mix of metals is so beautiful and you completely shocked me with the floral! Had no idea it was faux!! It’s stunning and works so nicely with the metallics… :-)

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    • tamaraanka
      January 24, 2018 at 7:15 PM (8 months ago)

      Lory, thank you my friend! Coming from you that means so much! I am always grateful to do these tours with you and this fabulous group – thank you so much for having me! Can’t wait to see you table! xo

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  4. Norma Rolader
    January 24, 2018 at 9:41 PM (8 months ago)

    So beautiful and so ready for your loved ones

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    • tamaraanka
      January 24, 2018 at 10:17 PM (8 months ago)

      Thank you so much! It was really easy to pull together! The whole table only took me about an hour to pull all together including the arrangement :) Thanks for sopping by!

      Reply
  5. Medra
    January 30, 2018 at 3:30 PM (8 months ago)

    Exquisite. Absolutely exquisite. I love every detail.

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    • tamaraanka
      January 31, 2018 at 5:25 PM (8 months ago)

      Thank you so much!! I’m so happy you like it, Medra!! xo

      Reply
  6. JENNIFER PROCK
    February 1, 2018 at 5:21 PM (8 months ago)

    This is so elegant Tam! You make faux florals look AMAZING! So so good as always! xo

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    • tamaraanka
      February 2, 2018 at 11:12 AM (8 months ago)

      Jen, you are always so sweet thank you so much my friend!! Getting fresh florals around here for a good price is tough in the winter!! I need to be in a warmer climate lol! Thanks for stopping by! xox

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