Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Warm days are here and with that comes Spring Fever, the theme of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House's annual benefit where tippity top interior designers create glorious tables to celebrate the harbinger of spring. This year, honorary chairs Bunny Williams and John Rosselli gathered 45 designers to set tables decked out in spring finery at Cipriani 42nd Street. What a stellar year- creative genius was out in force.
Enjoy the floral festiveness!

All photos courtesy of Roberto Ricci and Marco Ricca for Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Elizabeth Pyne's Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah had a canopy of flowers overhead, created by Botanica Inc

A tablecloth made from Quadrille's new Tulips pink and green print added to the garden esprit

Lindsey Coral Harper celebrated Bright Lights Big City with her Lamshop designs and fabric by Lulu DK

A joyful balloon-like multicolored ball of flowers by Sebastian Li Designs blew the lid off

A closer look at the technicolor dream

Allison Hennessy captured Little Thatch Nights

The table was inspired by an umbrella I had shown on Stylebeat that she purchased from The Indian Garden Company. She shared, "I wanted to pair the neutral large patterned umbrella with a smaller colored print and that's where the Duralee printed table cloth came from. The simple green grasses and accents were inspired by an arrangement by Colin Cowie in his book Wedding Chic."

Ashley Whittaker's In Bloem with divine flowers arranged by Emerson Merrick

Lush lush lush, love

Pagoda Red, from Chicago with The Orient Expressed, inspired by China’s garden city, Suzhou

A vintage ceramic garden pagoda enlivened the center of the table

Donald Schermerhorn paired aqua and pink


David Duncan Set Sail for Spring with his table that included a centerpiece inspired by Serge Roche

Icy blue and gray

Dennis Rolland created magic with Imperial Garden FĂȘte

A pagoda from Two Worlds Arts soared towards the ceiling

Alessandra Branca's heavenly table, Harbour Island. Are there words to describe the beauty? No.

A Les Indiennes fabric tied the red and white scheme together

Leta Austin Foster's Springtime in the Serengeti with a Christopher Cope topiary giraffe as the centerpiece

A kicky watercolor stripe zebra fabric added a dash of green and white

Thomas Burak Interiors and Michael Devine channeled A Spring Day in the Garden

Oh the flowering branches!

Potted white geraniums looked charmingly fresh next to Michael's pretty pretty fabric

Jon Call's Midnight Garden

Love the natural wood with eggplant and blue

Christopher Spitzmiller with Ten Swans a Singing

The antique ceramic swan looks very lifelike. Last year P. Allen Smith used a taxidermy swan, I see a trend here...

Blogger and my favorite bon vivant Nick Olsen created The Cult of Persephone

A riot of color, a signature Nick touch

Serene and cool, Marchesa's Lenox table dressed in white

1 comment:

Jo said...

Thanks for sharing. The tables are absolutely breathtaking.