Elegant Tablescape in a Beautiful Dining Room

Welcome to the 35th Tablescape Thursday!

This is a very special Tablescape Thursday here at Between Naps on the Porch! I am sooo excited to share not only a beautiful tablescape with you today, but also an beautiful dining room. My good friend, Pinky, recently shared a photo of the table her son, Brian, created for their Easter dinner…it took my breath away! Brian is a talented Interior Designer and I am thrilled to offer you a peek into his gorgeous dining room.

When Brian first moved into his home, the walls/decor were done in pink and mauve. Take a look at his beautiful dining room now! The walls are painted a very pretty gray…doesn’t it give a soft, romantic feel to the room? Oh, how I wish we could see more of that chandelier…you can see just enough to know that it’s magnificent! Notice the wonderful china cabinet…

…now take a look at it all lit up. Wow! If this side of the room is this beautiful…I wonder how the other side must look? Would you like to see? πŸ™‚

Absolutely stunning! I love all the lamp lighting…what a delight it would be to dine in this amazing room! This makes me want to rush downstairs and start painting my walls all over again! I love everything about this room…the draperies, the art/paintings, the lighting…well, just everything!

Oh, how I wish we had a close-up of the porcelain, floral napkin rings…they are hand-painted by “Pintar” and are antique. The floral place card holders are also made of porcelain and are actually named “Floral” by Royal Adderley.

This lovely china, made by The Garden City Pottery Co., belonged to Brian’s great-grandmother and is over 100 years old. I couldn’t help but notice the lovely patina of the sterling flatware…a soft, elegant sheen that only comes with loving use and the passage of time…truly priceless!

Now, I know you’ve been dying to hear about this stunning centerpiece Brian created using this beautiful, two-tiered, porcelain vase from the Jeanne Reed Collection. Brian generously shared his source for this treasure…it is available online at Kevane and Company. You may order one for yourself by clicking HERE.

Brian filled it to overflowing with French pink tulips…breathtaking! I love the look of the lavender hyacinths paired with the pink tulips. ~~BIG SIGH~~

You just can’t get more elegant than this beautiful table…did you notice the lovely silver candelabras…Brian tells me they are by Ercuis.

Would you like to see more? Brian has a great website, Brian Joseph Atmospheres, and it’s filled with lots of amazing “Before and After” pics.

Thank you, Brian, for sharing your beautiful home and Easter tablescape with us for this Tablescape Thursday.

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  1. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    I love this tabelscape. The china is beautiful, the pink flowers are beautiful. Just lovely!

  2. A beautiful table and I love the vase! Alas, there are too many vases at Linderhof and not enough flowers! But if I buy another . . . love the antique china and the sterling. It was a very special table!

  3. A Classy Flea says

    Hi Susan, the tablescape is gorgeous. The china we used today is very complimentary to the one you are showing this week. Thanks so much for hosting TT! -Glenn

  4. Oh this table is so elegant. What beautiful accessories. I love that two tiered vase. Perfect Spring table and what a fabulous dining room and furniture to decorate!!
    Happy Tablescape Thursday to you Susan. Thank you for hosting…

  5. WOW, Brian is a super talented decorator! I love his style, the gray walls are so very elegant and versatile! Great centerpiece too! Everything is so well placed and superbly done! Thanks so much for sharing… lovely lovely lovely! ~Katy *Plucky

  6. Hi susan, all I can say about Brian’s table is wow, Wow and WOW!!!! Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage :O)

  7. Love the centerpiece. The candlelabras, the silver flatware all have a wonderful “old money” look about them. There is something about this room that makes you feel comfortable; I think because you can feel all of the other dinners that were had with that wonderful china.

  8. Hi Susan,
    Thank you so much for hosting another Tablescape Thursday. They really are so much fun. What an absolutely gorgeous dining room. It is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. So incredibly elegant. Amy πŸ™‚

  9. prof en retraite says

    Oh Susan…Simply gorgeous! I couldn’t take my eyes off of the centerpiece! How kind of Brian to provide the source! And the dinner ware…nothing like family china and sterling. You are certainly right about the patina…it just glows!! Thanks to you and to Pinky for sharing this magnificent tablescape!!…hugs..Debbie

  10. Lovely! Eye candy! The centerpiece is fabulous! Thank you for hosting and sharing!


  11. Blushing hostess says

    Lovely, and the little hyacinth touches are just perfect.

  12. Oh my goodness, that is just gorgeous! You’re right, that gray is such a lovely backdrop for the beautiful furniture and antiques. Such a lovely table, and a very talented decorator!

  13. That is a beautiful dining room! I love all of it! He is quite talented!

    I’ll be joining in on the fun in an hour! Thanks again for hosting!

  14. Marsha's Mpressions says

    Susan, that is beautiful! I love the china and the grey walls.

    blessings, Marsha

  15. Scribbler says

    Very swanky!

    I think you would need to put on your cocktail dress for this one!


  16. Oh so beautiful.
    I’ve noticed that men seem to like the grays…it really looks beautiful in this room!

  17. Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com says

    Boy you were right this is beautiful. What a lovely tablesetting and the dining room hutches are wonderful lit up. Just beautiful!
    Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage

  18. Wow! That sure is pretty! Brian is so talented!…Christine

  19. Very elegant and classy! How wonderful of you to post this. thanks Susan, Cindy

  20. Susan, I can’;t thank you enough for posting “our” Easter table. As his Mother, I know I am very prejudiced but he IS a terrific decorator (and son)!!! I was so thrilled that he used my Grandmother’s china. I had just given it to him a few months ago. It brings back memories for me. Thanks again. I do love dining in THAT room! Love, Pinky

  21. Susan — the original Nell Hills is about 2 1/2 hours north of me — her newest store in KC is about 1 3/4 hours north of me. The second store is a frequent stop when we go to the city — she has the most unusual merchandise and the prices are surprisingly reasonable. BUT . . . if you like it you’d better buy it because it won’t be there next time!

  22. Leigh of Bloggeritaville says

    Susan, Those dishes are absolutley grogeous!!!!

  23. Thanks to Brian for letting you share his table. Such lovely things.

  24. Susan, the link to Brian’s website is http://www.bjatmospheres.com in case anyone wants to go take a peek! Love, Pinky

  25. Alisa Lucas-Brown says

    Oh my Susan!
    Your friend’s son is truly talanted. I’m with you – ready to repaint! LOL! Very, very elegant, classy and chic at the same time. What talent.
    By the way, your idea for the Target Birdies on on Holiday was ingenious! What great fun! I thought I would laugh myself into hysterics when my husband was holding Wilmer and Maxine over his head in front of the Florida Welcome Center sign. (He,hee, hee)
    Big grin πŸ˜€

  26. Charli and me says

    Every thing is so beautiful from the lights to the gold rim dishes in the china cabinet. The dishes on the table are so delicate and lovely looking. The fresh flowers are so pretty. Very nice tablescape β™₯

  27. The only thing to say is simply stunning. I am with you, I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing. What a treat. Hugs, Marty

  28. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Oh Lovely! Her certainly has the eye for beauty!

  29. Thanks Susan for sharing ! That man knows how to set a table ! It
    is so very rich and to have china
    that has been pasted down through
    the generations is so special.
    Thanks again for sharing !

    Hugs ~

  30. What a beautiful tablescape! Would love to be sitting down to dinner in that elegant setting. And as far as the wall color, I am loving gray lately and seriously thinking about repainting some of my rooms gray.

  31. Janie's World says

    Wow! The table is very elegant and the dining room is absolutely gorgeous!!! The designer is truly talented. Thank you for sharing.

  32. ~CC Catherine says

    Lovely Tablescape you shared of Brian’s today Susan! Those tulips as the centerpiece selection of fresh flowers was the perfect pick! The china and stemware are stunning and the table is just really all eye candy for moi! πŸ˜‰ ~CC Catherine

  33. Lindsay @ Peacock Blue says

    He has a beautiful dining room!

  34. Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity says

    Susan, I love that tablescape. It is very elegant. The china is beautiful. Hugs, Terrie

  35. Lindsay @ Peacock Blue says

    Its me again! I just wanted to say I went to Brian’s website and he does great work. I love how he hangs his artwork on the walls….very interesting!

  36. Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage says

    What a gorgeous dining room. It’s absolutely divine. I’m going to check out Brian’s website. Thank you!

  37. Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity says

    Pinky, I am so sorry that I didnot read Susan’s post closer. I did not realize Brian was your son. I am going to check out his website tomorrow. I just got home from work a little while ago. Girl, you need to join us here in blogland. You have so much to share.
    Hugs, Terrie

  38. Florida Sue says

    I would feel so grand sitting at this table. I couldn’t actually eat anything because I would be to busy just taking it all in. How wonderful!


  40. What a stunning room!


  41. Fifi Flowers says

    Love being part of Tablescape THursday!
    ENJOY your day!

  42. LOVE the centerpiece vase and tulips!

  43. Thanks for sharing this amazing dining room and tablescape. I am off to visit his website!

  44. Susan…what a grand and elegant table! Brian truly is talented! The whole dining room is beautiful! Just perfect!

  45. Hi Susan,
    Such a pretty old-fashioned table. He is very talented.

  46. Terri and Bob says

    Brian, this is totally lovely. Anyone would be privileged to sit there and eat!

  47. Brian’s table is such a classic, beautiful look. He uses quality pieces, just the right amount and not overly fou-fou! Love it!

  48. So elegant….so romantic….
    I especially love the urns on the sideboard.

    I hope your Thursday is beautiful…

  49. Raggedy Girl says


    Thank you so much for hosting Table Scape Thursday. I went and visited everyone. I so want to learn how to do beautiful tables and I get so many great ideas from my visits.

    The Raggedy Girl-Roberta Anne

  50. Smilingsal says

    (*sigh*) It’s rooms like this that make me wish to be able to afford a decorator.

  51. Andrea at Opulent Cottage says

    How elegant!! The vase in the centerpiece is just beautiful. Thank you for hosting!

  52. Very elegant tablescape! And the dining room is beautiful, too.

  53. What a beautiful table setting. Very soft and romantic – the two-tiered vase is wonderful!

    Thanks again for hosting, Susan.


  54. Cass @ That Old House says

    OK, I could move right into that dining room and stay. Forever. Gorgeous, and I am looking closely at details for IDEAS!
    Thanks for sharing — beautiful!!

  55. What a great tablescape! You always have great ones from the most fascinating people (including yourself!)

  56. I agree Susan! A remarkably stunning table. I love everything about the setting including the room itself. A designer after my own heart. Thank you for sharing this great table. It’s inspired me for this weekend’s luncheon. I hope to share those photos in the next Tablescape Thursday.


  57. Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria says

    Wow! That is a gorgeous table! I love all the details and history behind it! Thank you so much for letting me participate on your 35th tablescape!! I love coming to your blog and seeing the great posts and participating in the different things you host. Thank you!!


  58. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Susan, That dining room is amazing. That china cabinet is “to die for”, and I’ve never seen anything like that wonderful vase. I might even be able to arrange flowers in that! Thank you so much for sharing this, and thank you to Pinkie and Brian. This was a wonderful treat, and I’ll be checking out his site. laurie

  59. everything is exquisite.perfectly done…ann

  60. I did love those grey walls! What a beautiful room. Thanks for sharing! Were you invited for dinner too?

  61. What a beautiful dining display! How lucky is Pinky to have a son so wonderful and expressive? She must be pretty special herself to have raised a talented and loving son. :)I really like the walls and lighting in the room. Jan

  62. Southerncook says

    I have never posted on your blog before and have not done Tablescape Thursday either. I am a new blogger but would love to participate when I figure it out. Your post today and pics of your friend, Brian’s Easter table…..I can only think of one word…..ELEGANCE. Such a beautiful table setting. Thanks for posting where he got the Tuliperre, it is quite beautiful as well. I too have lots and lots of vases but cannot resist this one. I think I NEED to find a home for one just like that one. And oh, BTW, you have a beautiful blog and one I have enjoyed visiting.

    Carolyn from N FL.

  63. Gorgeous table and gorgeous room!
    I have to go check out his website.
    Linda Q

  64. Susan your post is once again so beautiful. I am having fun looking at all the tables this week. I am so HAPPY that you and the other GA gals talked me into doing my own blog. If you get bored at your house you can always come and decorate mine as I am decorating challenged:) I can’t seem to put things together except for food:)

  65. abeachcottage. says

    hi susan

    just stopping by to learn today, not participating in a tablescape, i LOVE that vase, makes such a statement, we have a dinner party for saturday i’m inspired for a centrepiece like that


  66. This is a great idea ! I just heard about table scape thursday when someone commented on my blog that I should have added yesterday’s post to it. So … here I am. Better late than never, right ?

    Love the table !! The dining room in magnificent and yeah … that china cabinet is one of the first things I noticed !!

  67. Such a lovely, warm room!

  68. Hey Susan, thanks for stopping by, I know I posted too late…oh well, I’m going to get the hang of this thing! πŸ™‚

  69. Barb~Bella Vista says

    Susan, this is truly lovely…understated and quiet beauty. I adore the pink tulips!!

    Absolutely beautiful.


  70. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says

    Susan…Elegant as always! I still will try to do this one of these one day. No courage yet, but I am working on it. The bar has been set very high..and for now I am content to watch..and learn.

  71. WHAT A LOVELY SIGHT!!!I have been checking up on your blog from time to time,and it’s always WOW!!I too love TABLESCAPING,and think i’ll join you on thursdays.I HAVE GIVEN YOU AN AWARD,COME TO MY BLOG AND SEE.

  72. DesignTies says

    I love the pink tulips with the purple hyacinths too πŸ™‚

    A very pretty and elegant dining room πŸ™‚

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  73. Hi Susan πŸ™‚

    What a gorgeous room! It’s totally and completely brilliant from the china to the hutch… love it all and thank you to Pinky and Brian for letting you share it with us πŸ™‚


  74. Lilly's Home says

    Thanks for your visit and inspiration!!! So great to have you as a follower and for your suggestion to link to Foodie Friday!

    Love all your beautiful comments and pictures…keep them coming!

    Smiles, Lilly

  75. Tina { Luphia Loves... } says

    that table setting looks amazing!!

  76. English Cottage in Georgia says

    Bryan’s tablescape is stunning…
    I absolutely love the old dinnerware set. Thanks for sharing:-)

  77. I am not sure if my last comment stayed with you or if it got deleted….my computer did something and the internet shut down before I finished!
    just wanted to say hello and thanks for the vote of confidence that my garden will recover from the state it is in right now!!! lol
    have a great weekend

  78. Miss Janice says

    Susan, the tablescape is just awesome and so is the lovely dining room–just perfection!

  79. Hi Girlfriend…

    Ohhh my…what a fabulous post! Thank you so much for showcasing Pinky and Brian’s lovely Easter tablescape…it’s absolutely stunning!!! Such beautiful china…I love the entire placesetting! Ohhh…and that beautiful centerpiece!!! I have to agree with you…the pink tulips and lavender hyacinths are so beautiful! Okay…tablescape aside…this dining room just takes my breath away!!! The furniture pieces are gorgeous!!! And…I just love that soft gray wall color…like you, it makes me want to go and paint a room this exact color!!! It’s truly beautiful!!!

    Thank you Susan, Pinky, and Brian for sharing this fabulous tablescape in a magnificent dining room! Soooo inspiring!!!

    Love ya,

  80. HEY Susan, You did it again, what a beautiful table….I loved looking carefully at each picture. Thanks for all the trouble and work you do to bring all these beautiful tables to us.

    Have a great weekend.

  81. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    What a gorgeous table. The pink tulips look so lovely with the silver.

    Please stop by my blog. I am hosting a 200th post giveaway.

  82. nikkicrumpet says

    You don’t even need food when you have a table set that beautifully. He did such a glorious job!

  83. Creative Vignettes says

    That china is so fabulous. I’m almost certain it’s my great grandmother’s exact pattern. My mother has the set, and I’m trying to figure out how to talk her out of it! πŸ™‚ Lovely entry!

  84. Craig Glenn says

    Sorry for posting late!

    Craig Glenn

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