Tabletop: Worldly Color

Bright, vibrant color schemes allow for fun design that really pops; mix and match patterns as Warren does for a one-of-a-kind look


Fashion designers have been having a moment with ikat, the ages-old weaving and dying technique common to Indonesian, South American, and other cultures, and Simply Wed’s Kirstie Warren thinks it’s high time the wedding world adopted this gorgeous and vibrant look, too. Swagging pieces of the fabric not lengthwise but across the short side of a rentable rustic table, and then stacking and layering floral partner Susan Snyder’s small arrangements with nonbotantical elements, Warren created a place for a cosmopolitan couple with simple yet stylish tastes. Guests will take a mini Moleskine journal wrapped with an ikat-printed paper band as a reminder of the warmly tactile, artisan environment.

“Think beyond flowers and candles when it comes to centerpieces. Your décor will feel customized if you include personal collections.” —Kirstie Warren  Simply Wed, 206-920-4592,


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Styling by Simply WedPhotographs by Dennis Wise