For this table we started with a neutral base, much like the Gulf’s white sandy beaches, using an antique French linen cloth. The centerpiece is a ceramic, coral-inspired vase surrounded by delicate air plants and a smattering of collected seashells. The handmade plates show a delicate pattern reflective of the cool, shallow waters that constantly lap the coastline. Aqua blue colored pouring vessels contrast beautifully with the vibrant coral napkins for just the right touch of coastal charm.
For a nautical nod to your coastal tablescape, use seashells to hold name cards for your dinner guests. Queen Anne’s lace, also known as wild carrot, is the perfect wildflower herb to clip for your coastal table. It’s fern-like foliage and clusters of tiny white flowers provide a soft and subtle contrast to the vibrant setting.