Tabletop: French Market Modern
One venue, three ways: A trio of designers create distinct looks at Cast Iron Studios
“People think you have to choose between casual and elegant, but if you’ve ever been to the Parisian flea markets you know that exquisite items don’t have to be overly precious,” says Sinclair & Moore Event’s Steven Moore. (Yep, the designer and his wife recently rebranded, and the pair moved from Bellingham to Seattle.) To evoke the French spirit of approachable grandeur inside the Eastside’s chicly industrial reception space, Moore clustered vintage chandeliers above toile-painted cakes, blueberry-hued macarons, and a delicate croquembouche from Tallant House. Textural linens, antique candlesticks, and blue thistle laid out on antique handwritten letters create an easygoing Old World romance, while cushioned farm chairs and crusty bay leaf–wrapped baguettes evoke a home-away-from-home comfort. Wood veneer menu cards printed by La Happy convey Cast Iron’s Les Puces–inspired courses to warmly welcomed guests.
Event designer, flowers, table linens, dinnerware, place settings, stemware, serving pieces, chandeliers Sinclair & Moore Events (206-651-5014, sinclairandmoore.com) Printed goods La Happy (lahappy.com) Desserts Tallant House (425-737-1533, tallanthouse.com) Chairs ABC Special Event Rentals by Cort (877-939-7368, abcrentals.com) Chandeliers Lynne Baron
Designs (360-303-9129, carriagehillfarm.us)