How we transformed a sunny studio into a monochromatic winter dinner party

If you have ever traveled to California in the winter, or you live here, you know that winter doesn’t always mean cold and gloomy weather. Which doesn’t necessarily mean a winter look is off the table. With that very dilemma in mind our team set out to transform this adorable light studio, Riggio Co into the ultimate monochromatic winter dinner party. When it comes to dinner parties we love going with a look that will never go out of style. Our monochromatic winter dinner party was no exception! And we have to say, we love the way it turned out, but don’t just take our word for it…

The key to any good tablescape is always the florals. Bottom line, without them the impact just won’t be the same as it would be with them, and our monochromatic winter dinner party was no exception. We decided very early that we wanted to go with an all dried floral look, and we were so pleased to partner with Fifty Flowers to achieve our desired look. They made it so easy to find all the flowers we needed to create a gorgeous and varied floral design.

When it comes to table arrangements you want to take into consideration the height of the arrangements and the amount of vases you will need. For our table we went with taller vases than the traditional “long and low” table arrangement. We did this because since the variety of dried florals are skinny and tall, not wide and large, which ultimately looks more natural in a taller vase. We made use of the trash to terracotta trend to white wash and texturize thrifted vases, staying on brand with our monochromatic theme. 

Minted set the stage for the whole soiree with their minimalist menu designs showcasing the dishes of the night. A carefully crafted menu created by the talented team with Colette’s Catering stole the show, and filled our stomachs beyond satisfaction! We enjoyed delicious dishes complete with modern twists on traditional and festive meals that were so good they reminded us of grandma’s home cooking.

We said “cheers” with our favorite delicious bubbly from One Hope wine. And later enjoyed an opaque rum cocktail garnished with delicate baby’s breathe that mirrors the beauty of this monochromatic dinner party. We exchanged gifts wrapped using the Furoshiki gift wrapping method and we were so pleased with how they turned out!

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