See how to create a beautiful black and white tablescape – al fresco style! – using stylish awning stripe table linens plus simple centerpiece ideas.
I hope you had fun reading all about my post on Signature Style and how you can discover your signature style! To keep up the decorating fun I’m sharing my latest tablescape with you and a sneak peak of my quickie gazebo makeover too.
Last week I gave our outdoor gazebo a little decorating facelift in one afternoon on a really small budget and we love the results! I’ll share the makeover with you next week so stay tuned!
After I decorated our gazebo, I dressed up our DIY Restoration Hardware Inspired Farmhouse Table with a Black and White tablescape for an al fresco dinner party we threw last weekend!
I set our table with gorgeous black and white awning stripe napkins and table runner as my starting point.
Next, I layered on lots of crisp clean white: A simple white hydrangea centerpiece in a large white ceramic bowl using faux hydrangea flowers (my real hydrangeas hadn’t bloomed yet!), white dishes and white wooden chargers. I kept all of the centerpiece elements low so that we could all easily talk with each other instead of having to peer around large tall objects!
I added some shine (you know I love my touches of glam!) with these crystal votives.
Last I topped off my tablescape with texture and pretty greenery, taking cue from our lush treed backyard. I used 2 faux sage plants in white plant pots and mini bouquets of boxwood cuttings from my yard. Don’t you just love boxwood?
…here’s a sneak peak of of what I added in our gazebo makeover…black curtains! They look so crisp… and look amazing with our black iron planters and urns! (I’ll show you the easy simple trick I used to hang the curtains in my makeover post!)
I love the contrast and simplicity of these black and white Awning Stripe linens. Keeping my tablescape neutral in color allows Mother Nature’s touches in our yard to shine!
I folded the napkins in a simple rectangle with the stripes running horizontally instead of vertically for a twist!
I love the cozy feel out gazebo has now and the stylish pop of black and white these striped linens add!
Tablescape Sources: Click the links to see more information about each item!
DIY Restoration Hardware Inspired Farmhouse Table
black and white awning stripe napkins
tea light candle holders similar
Brown Resin Dining Chairs (similar)
I hope you enjoyed my BLACK AND WHITE TABLESCAPE decor ideas!
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Beautiful in it’s simplicity! Definitely would make me want to sit down and chat & it also feels “coastal” to me. You’ve got my vote hands down, no question!
I do love coastal too having grown up by the water and living near the eastern coast a few years ago! Thanks so much for your lovely compliments on my tablescape!
Love how the black and white linens look paired with your new black curtains!
Randi - Dukes and Duchesses says
I love those chargers! Your table is beautiful!
Sarah @ Becoming Martha says
I love it Heather! I need to come have supper on your deck – it’s so beautiful! Love the crisp black and white place settings! And I’m with Randi, I need chargers like that!
Come on over any time Sarah! Thanks for your compliments!
I love the contrast of the stripes and the plate chargers!
Kelley @Miss Information Blog says
I love the bold black and white it looks great!
What an absolutely beautiful tablescape! So simple, elegant & chic! Beautiful!
Thank you Maria – I love pairing black and white together! I find it’s so simple and timeless!
Christina @The DIY Mommy says
This is just beautiful, Heather! I’m a big fan of black & white. 🙂
kathy olson says
Beautiful! It’s so funny – I’ve been looking for black and white striped fabric to make runners out of. Black and white is just so classy. I love the look. Simple yet so striking.
The black and white is such a crisp look, and definitely adds class and sophistication! Love it.
Kim @ Sand & Sisal says
Everything you touch turns into to something beautiful! I love the black stripes paired with crisp white, fresh green with a backdrop of weathered wood…. perfection! Pinning!
You made my day with your sweet comments Kim! Thank you!!!