Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Thank goodness for April flowers after all these spring showers. I adore creative table designs, especially when the theme is this soigne. "Your The Tops," the theme for this year's Lenox Hill Neighborhood House benefit at Cipriani 42nd Street was over the top, with gorgeous flowers and table settings to swoon over. Beautiful tables created by creme de la creme interior designers and creatives was sponsored by Rolex and honored past president of the board, Elizabeth Rohaytn. Cole Porter would have loved it.

Photos courtesy of Lenox Hill
Lindsey Harper created Harper's Bazaar in a riot of orange, hot pink and green. Buddha gazed down at the revelers.

Lindsey had napkins embroidered for the occasion by Julia B. Gifts were animal luggage tags from John Robshaw.

Dennis Rolland looked to "Your Mambo Escargot" for inspiration, and included masses of tulips and a tablecloth of Scalamandre fabric.

Libby Cameron did "Fireworks" in ultra festive red, white and blue with her fabrics from Sister Parish Design.

Elizabeth Pyne for McMillen and her "A Thrill Divine!" with divine flowers by Botanica and Stark fabrics.

Lynde Easterlin got derby ready with "The Time of The Triple Crown Winner!"

Ralph Lauren and Two's Company accessories looked snappy with racing colors and low arrangements of ferns.

Jonathan Berger with "A La Cime de L'Arbre" created a tablecloth with fabric from Alan Campbell at Quadrille.

Chocolate brown with icy blue looks wonderful.

Eddie Ross for Carleton V and "Growing Wild" with spring florals and striped brights.

Moroccan lanterns and tons of votives added a festive glow.

Ashley Whittaker did "Fern Folly" with Cowtan and Tout fern fabric and white lattice planters.

Ashley had Jansen chairs upholstered in Quadrille's Zig Zag to coordinating with the ferns.

Daniel Robers did "Stairway to the Top" with Donghia fabrics.

The soft greens and mauve flowers were stunning against the mercury glass vases.

David Duncan's table with daffodil yellow and black was inspired by 40’s French designer Serge Roche and mixed in antiques and decorative accessories from his shop.

Chestnuts in the Tuilleries channeled tap legend Fred Astaire.

Mercedes Desio and Alberto Villalabos of Etos created "Spellbound Bliss" and used wonderful objects from their shop at 67 East 11th Street.

A crane held court in the center of their table, and peacock feathers graced the table cloth.

Frances Palmer did "Your The Moon", incorporating her beautiful handmade porcelain.

Spring flowers played off the natural handmade tabletop pieces.

Noland Interiors Kathryn C. Greeley and "You're The Top Dog Bone Appetit!" with suspended topiaries.

Kristen McGinnis and "Kencho" with a Japanese Maple tree and beautifully folded napkins that resembled small parcels.

"The Bottom Has Dropped From the Top" by Grace Kaynor.

A black and white graphic tablecloth and a mass of hot pink flowers.

Marianne Faithfull's Penthouse Serenade from Lucca and Co. with white flowers and greenery.

P. Allen Smith created "A Natural Beauty" with a graphic Greek key fabric and sky high flowering branches.

P. Allen's lush garden setting.

Patrik Lonn used a Brunschwig and Fils botanical print and pops of yellow with a waterfall of ivy.

Using her own fabrics, Tobi Fairley looked to lavender with a pop of turquoise from a Dunes and Duchess candelabra in "Spanish Summer Nights."

Tyler Taylor of New Canaan created "Le Grande Revue" with a sparkling Eiffel Tower and chartreuse tablecloth.

Robert Farrell and "An Homage to Central Park" with a grass green polka dot print fabric.

Top Hats entwined with white orchids climbed high in Rod Winterrowd's black, white and hot pink setting.

Harry Heissmann created "Skyline" with an amazing architectural sculpture.


Splenderosa said...

Marisa, what a fabulous post. I loved seeing the amazing tabletops, each one more spectacular than the one before.
Thanks for sharing this lovely event with us. xx's

William Arthur Blog Team said...

Wow... these table settings are absolutely beautiful. Each and every one!! ; )

The Buzz Blog said...

What gorgeous spring tablescapes - each one as unique as its designer! Leave it to Harry to have the Empire State Building as his centerpiece!

Stylebeat/Marisa said...

Designers def pull out all the stops with their tables which is so much fun to see. There are great design takeaways from everyone!

Steuben said...

The oceanic tablescape has to be our favorite! The piece of coral used in the centerpiece is so unique, and the blue crystal glassware really compliments the overall theme. All of these table designs are gorgeous, but this one has to be our favorite!