February is already next week and we’re back for another edition of the Styled + Set Holiday Entertaining blog hop, hosted by my very talented friend, Lory from Designthusiasm. This time we’re featuring Valentine’s Day tables and there are so many gorgeous tables to feast your eyes on! If you’re coming over from Lory’s romantic table, welcome to CitrineLiving! Typically we think of Valentine’s dinners as a romantic setting for two, however today, I’m sharing a Valentine’s Day tablescape for four with you. Why not have a brunch all together with the kids? Or a casual, less intimate meal with friends instead is always fun.
I chose to keep my table light and airy for the occasion using a few touches of lavender to commemorate the holiday, mixed together with some unexpected touches.I found these black and white greek key salad plates as well as this black dinnerware and I immediately fell in love. Both are rimmed in gold which adds the perfect touch of glam.I’ve been searching for a few years now for gold flatware and I actually found this gorgeous set the same day I found the dishes. There’s nothing like finding so many goodies at once!I wanted the florals to be fresh and light, juxtaposed against the graphic black and white, to keep the table from feeling too serious. I laid a lavender scarf underneath everything as the base for my table and from there, layered more table runners, crosswise, in cream and silver. Silver beaded chargers and silver napkins help tie the silver together with all of the other elements.
I am really not the greatest when it comes to floral arrangements and I’m still learning as I go. I’ve definitely learned to appreciate it as an artform and I wish I had a natural knack for it. I’ll definitely have to keep practicing.
I always love hydrangeas and they mix so beautifully with the lavender alstroemerias and tulips. Lavender is such a beautiful color and doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. It goes with everything and is actually quite neutral – all colors go with it beautifully. I fell especially hard for it when I paired it here with the gold. Then again, I like everything with gold :)I used many of my go-to items to create this look – crystal candleholders, glass hurricanes filled with glass beads (these are actually acrylic), gold candleholders and gold chargers. The tulips in the corner add to the Spring-like vibe in the room and already have me thinking of warmer weather.Another little peek at these greek key plates. Such a great find!




Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you found something refreshing for your Valentine’s Day celebration. The next stop on our blog hop is  Heather from Setting for FourI know you’ll love her take on a date night picnic! Check out everyone else on the tour as well, listed below, and have a very Happy Valentine’s xoxo

Holiday Entertaining Spring logo


Valentine's Day Decorations: Velvet Hearts Tablescape | Designthusiasm.com



Setting for Four


On Sutton Place

Design Dining and Diapers


Monday’s posts:

Monday VD

Maison de Pax | Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Decor Gold Designs
Life on Virginia Street | Bless’er House | My Soulful Home

Tuesday’s posts:

Shabbyfufu | Ella Claire | Zevy Joy
Town and Country Living | Kelley Nan | Driven by Decor

Wednesday’s posts:

Wednesday posts VD

Maison de Cinq | So Much Better With Age | Sand and Sisal
Randi Garrett Design | French Garden House

Thursday’s posts:

VD Blog Tour Thursday

Designthusiasm | CitrineLiving | Setting for Four
On Sutton Place | Design Dining and Diapers

Friday’s posts:

VD Blog Tour Friday

ZDesign at Home | Finding Home Farms | Becky Cunningham Home
Eleven GablesThe Wood Grain Cottage


  1. Summer Adams
    January 26, 2017 at 8:59 AM (11 months ago)

    Tam, everything is so elegant and beautiful! I love your new plates and your floral arrangement is absolutely gorgeous!

    • tamaraanka
      January 26, 2017 at 12:57 PM (11 months ago)

      Summer you are the sweetest supporter- seriously!! I always appreciate your support, it means so much :) I’m glad you like the dinnerware!! Muah! xo

  2. Jenny
    January 26, 2017 at 9:27 AM (11 months ago)

    I love that black and white tableware and your gold accents x

    • tamaraanka
      January 26, 2017 at 12:56 PM (11 months ago)

      Thank you! I love that you love this color scheme!! Thanks for stopping by! xo

  3. Marty Oravetz
    January 26, 2017 at 9:40 AM (11 months ago)

    This looks so beautiful and so elegant. Gorgeous.

    • tamaraanka
      January 26, 2017 at 12:56 PM (11 months ago)

      Marty thank you so much! I’m happy you like it! xoxo

  4. [email protected]
    January 26, 2017 at 10:34 AM (11 months ago)

    Tamara, your table is elegant and just gorgeous! The light colors really stand out against your stunning wall color. It’s a joy to “meet” you here and I am delighted to be on this tour with you. Xo Lidy

    • tamaraanka
      January 26, 2017 at 12:55 PM (11 months ago)

      Lidy, thank you!! So nice to meet you as well! I can’t wait to get the chance to visit your table along with everyone in the group! Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by to say hello! xo

  5. Bree
    January 26, 2017 at 12:31 PM (11 months ago)

    Tamara your table is absolutely gorgeous and I don’t think I’ve seen your dining room looking more lovely!! I love the fresh pop of lavender and your images are stunning!! Happy Valentine’s my sweet friend!!! Xoxo

    • tamaraanka
      January 26, 2017 at 12:54 PM (11 months ago)

      Bree you are always so sweet! Thank you my friend, I can’t wait to see your table! xo

  6. Ann
    January 26, 2017 at 4:30 PM (11 months ago)

    Hi Tamara! Your blog is as lovely as you are! I enjoyed looking around. My favorite thing about this tablescape is the way you layered your linens. Brilliant in my opinion. Enjoyed sharing the day with you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  7. Janet -Shabbyfufu
    January 26, 2017 at 8:48 PM (11 months ago)

    What beautiful colors Tamara….you have a real eye for all things modern and classy! xo

  8. Randi
    January 26, 2017 at 9:54 PM (11 months ago)

    Tam your table is stunning! Not only are you amazing at design, you are a fabulous photographer! Your photos look so great! I love how you used purple as an unexpected Valentine color scheme! Everything is beautiful!!! xo

  9. Lory at Designthusiasm
    January 26, 2017 at 10:12 PM (11 months ago)

    Tamara, this table is just beautiful! I love the pops of lavender and agree it’s a lovely color that goes with everything. I’m also a huge gold fan myself, and really love the mix of gold and silver! There’s a wonderful boldness to your style, while still being soft and pretty. Just love it all… :-)

  10. Diane
    January 27, 2017 at 1:26 AM (11 months ago)

    Just beautiful (as usual) and I always love seeing that painting!!

  11. Angela Cook
    January 27, 2017 at 8:02 AM (11 months ago)

    I absolutely LOVE your whole blog!!!!! This is just simply beautiful, and so inspiring!!!!!

  12. Isabel
    January 27, 2017 at 3:15 PM (11 months ago)

    LOVE IT ALL!! down to the smallest details. thank you Tam for continuously inspiring us all.
    xox izab

  13. Taryn
    January 28, 2017 at 12:09 AM (11 months ago)

    This is so so pretty! I love the geometric plates and the beautiful flowers!

  14. Cynthia
    February 12, 2017 at 10:48 AM (10 months ago)

    Love the Greek Key pattern and the floral arrangement is gorgeous!

    • tamaraanka
      February 13, 2017 at 11:39 AM (10 months ago)

      Thank you Cynthia! I’m a sucker for greek key :) Thanks for your kind comments! Happy Valentine’s Day!


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