There is nothing more inviting than a beautifully decorated table top, and that's never more true than during the festive holiday season. Art, nature, and beautiful textiles can all provide the inspiration for tablescapes that truly elevate your dining experience. Would you like to be challenged to evoke a mood or theme in the clever way you arrange a table setting? Hone your cluttering and photography skills? If so, this is the challenge for you!
There is an artistry to creating a tablescape. For this challenge you will base your design on an inspiration picture. You can ask for one from the host or provide it yourself (provided by kitkat or macthekat). If you want something for a specific holiday please say so and if you want something a bit weird say so as well. You will not get a picture of a table, rather a inspiration picture of something that are more mood setting.
You will then design a space for your tablescape and the tablescape itself. This space can be interior or exterior. Although you will be designing a room or outdoor space for your table to be in, the main focus in your pictures should be on the table and its setting. We suggest doing some holiday tables - we would love to feature the best ones in our holiday issue. Please make sure to post your inspiration picture.
How to use the inspiration picture
When you get an inspiration picture, you can use it in a number of ways. You can take inspiration from the colour, shapes, texture, theme, mood or that memory it jerks. How you use it is really up to you.
You get "Holiday Spirit" as a forum award for doing the challenge:
- Submit 3 - 5 pictures per entry. You may link to more in an album.
- Pictures may be no more then 800 pixel wide
- Remember to include your inspiration pic in your entry
- State which game you are using. TS2, TS3, TS4
- Have fun: Remember this is a challenge not a contest
- The forum's Challenge & Contest Rules also apply
Remember to add in your post if you want detailed feedback on what works and what doesn't.
This challenge will close: January 15th
See inspiration in the old editions:
Tablescape, Tablescape 2.0, Tablescape 3.0,Tablescape 4.0 & Tablescape 5.0