While living in India for a fellowship with a human rights organization some years back I amassed a wonderful collection of block print linens that I still enjoy today. I’m thrilled that these simple yet beautiful textiles seem to be enjoying a surge of popularity, so when Marigold Living reached out about styling a table around some of their most popular styles I jumped at the opportunity.
I first started following Marigold Living on Instagram after coming across these pillows in Rebecca de Ravenel’s impossibly chic LA home. Marigold Living’s founder, Shreya, grew up in Mumbai and launched the brand after discovering how difficult it was to source beautiful Indian textiles in the states. Her mission is to preserve the ancient techniques and rich design heritage of communities across the Indian subcontinent by sustaining the livelihoods of these artisans. An ancient art is preserved, artisan incomes rise, and we have the opportunity to gather around the prettiest tables. Win, win, win.
The very first design decision we made for our new apartment was to paint the walls a velvety shade of green from Farrow & Ball. (The exact shade is “Calke Green”.) Since then, I’ve felt even more emboldened to bring color into our space. If you’re color-shy, the easiest way to test things out is at your table, where bold hues can come in non-committal forms like red tulips or candlesticks or napkins. Of course, most of the personality at this table comes from the gorgeous hand-stitched Samara tablecloth and Janvi Napkins which both include a myriad of hues that will play well with many tabletop patterns. My collection of glassware and dishes is predominantly blue and white – from our wedding china from Royal Copenhagen to these fun dot glasses by Italian brand Vietri, to the vintage flow blue bread and butter plates. (Full sources at the end of this post!) I love how updating the linens and flowers totally transforms the slightly precious feel of these pieces into something more bountiful and bohemian, reminding me of our travels.
Head over to Marigold Living’s blog for more of my thoughts on incorporating global textiles into your home!
Tablecloth c/o // Napkins c/o // White Glasses (vintage) // Blue Dot Tumblers c/o // Pitcher c/o // Green Chargers (vintage, similar) // Silver Julip Cups // Silverware (vintage) // Candlesticks (vintage: large, small) // Taper Candles // Chairs // Pillowcase c/o
Thank you to Marigold Living for partnering on this post!