Text by Lesley Harris Colvett | Photography by Sarah Rossi
Bunnies, carrots and pastel candies aren’t the only items available to decorate an Easter decor table. Follow event designer Angela Mazanti’s lead and be inspired by nature to create a memorable holiday setting this spring.
SET THE SCENE:
The theme for this table was “An Easter Celebration.” Mazanti chose to use elements you would see in nature. She also set the table in a garden atmosphere to reflect the theme, and the gorgeous historic Annesdale served as the perfect backdrop.
CREATE THE LOOK:
“I always like to create different elevations on my tables to add visual interest, and old books in robin’s-egg blue and clay pots in the same color scheme worked perfectly,” Mazanti says. She used small clusters of artificial carrots that she picked up locally to add a little pop of color. This look is easy to achieve by using items they readily available in gardens and homes like stones, moss, old books and bird cages. Another festive element on the table is the colored eggs. Mazanti dyed her eggs in more natural-looking shades, then purchased smaller eggs in a robin’s-egg tone to fill in. These touches give the table a more natural and vintage feel, she says. This type of set-up is great for a buffet or dessert table or would make the perfect spot to place plates, flatware and glassware.
THE COLOR THEME:
To achieve the desired look of natural tones punctuated with pops of color Mazanti chose bright orange and yellow Ranunculus. “I mixed in these gorgeous blue-green succulents which I love to use in many different settings. They are so versatile,” she says.