I love color and I am obsessed with my latest table creation. I created my first ombré table to use as Valentine’s Day Table Decorations.
I have become obsessed with ombré. I love the way colors fade into each other and I think that it makes such an incredible statement centerpiece, simply with color. Isn’t this the best Valentine’s Day Table Decorations?
I had this idea to create a Valentine’s Day table for my family. I wanted to use not only ombré flowers but ombré place settings. The more I thought about the idea, the more I thought that it could be amazing and beautiful.
I started with the fresh flowers. I then knew the colors of the flowers would dictate which china, chargers, napkins, and glassware I would use.
In case you couldn’t tell, this is by far, hands down, 100%, my most favorite table I have ever designed. Ever.
The colors are so much fun and although I have seen an ombré centerpiece, I have never seen an ombré table!
How to Create an Ombré Valentine’s Day Table Decoration
How to Style the Flowers
It all begins with the flowers.
I haven’t been to the Los Angeles Flower Mart in so long! I knew I needed a lot of fresh flowers for this table, so I went to one of my favorite places, the LA Flower Mart. We are so lucky to have a flower mart nearby. Not all cities have a flower mart and Los Angeles is big enough that the mart is open for wholesale business and to the public.
I knew I wanted to style a pink table (I am slightly obsessed with the color pink these days) and found the most amazing flowers in ombré tones from dark pink to blush and white tones. I found a few ruby red peonies, large magenta roses and smaller light pink and white tea roses, magenta hyacinth, and old fashioned carnations (more ruffly than regular carnations) in ruby red, light pink, and white. I also found light pink sweet peas, blush and light pink ranunculus, blush hydrangeas, and iceberg roses from my garden.
Once home with my armloads of flowers, I began trimming them, removing leaves and ugly/discolored petals. Next, I gathered nine square vases together to place all the way down the middle of our dining room table. I allocated three for each of the color families, dark pink, medium pink, blush, and white flowers.
Here are some of the flowers I bought at the Flower Mart. I decided to arrange them on our kitchen island since I had so many to work with!
I wanted the flowers to be low in the vase so that the centerpiece would be uniform in shape and size all the way down the table, the only variation would be color. To hold the flower heads up above the top of the vase, so that they wouldn’t slip down into the bottom of the vase, I built a lattice out of scotch tape, placing strips in each direction. Creating this lattice makes it easy to build a low profile arrangement. Once the lattice is in place, start filling the top of the vase.
I started with the darkest color first. I used peonies, old fashioned carnations, hyacinth, and large magenta roses. Once I had three of the square vases equally filled, I moved on to the medium color pink. For the three square vases to hold the medium/light-colored pink flowers. For these, I used old fashioned carnations, light pink tea roses, light pink sweet peas and light pink ranunculus. For the blush/white flowers, I used white tea roses, blush hydrangeas and iceberg roses from my garden.
Here is a step by step photo journal of how I styled one of the vases.
When I lined up the nine flower-filled vases down the middle of the table, I was literally speechless.
Once the flower colors were set, choosing the china, chargers, and glassware fell into place easily.
This tablescape turned out more amazing than I ever imagined. I am so, so excited to share this with you!
I even made some Mercury Glass Hearts to match the ombré theme. You can see how to make these ornaments in my blog post DIY Mercury Glass Ornaments. I used glass heart ornaments this time.
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This table is so amazingly beautiful, I’m thinking I need to make a dinner that is all pink so that the food enhances the flowers. That’s reasonable, right?
Perhaps I could make salmon, pasta with vodka sauce, radish salad, and a strawberry dessert. What do you think?
OK, maybe not.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ombré means “shaded” in French and can be defined as the blending of one color hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark. Ombre has become a popular feature for hair coloring and even baking, in addition to its uses in home decorating and graphic design.
Following the early 21st-century trend, many popular home decorators have incorporated ombré into their home decorating styles. Ombré can be used in many products from textiles to glassware, and as a wall-painting technique, where walls are painted in colors graduating to a lighter or darker tone towards the other end.
Martha Stewart describes the gentle progression of color in ombré as a transition from wakefulness to slumber.
I joined eight other bloggers as we all designed Valentine’s Day Table Decorations for our homes.
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Simple Tips for Valentine’s Dinner at Home // Lemon Grove Lane
Easy Valentine’s Day Tablescape // Craftberry Bush
Romantic Pink, Gold and White Valentine’s Day Table // The DIY Mommy
Valentine’s Day Table Decorations // Happy Happy Nester
Sweet Valentine’s Day Table Setting Ideas // Satori Design For Living
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