With Love
From Kat

With Love
From Kat

A Summer Tablescape

Venice, CA

Happy Friday!  I am so excited to share a summer tablescape I created for Amanda of Fashionable Hostess.  For those of you who don’t know – Amanda is one of my very best friends and the visionary behind Fashionable Hostess, which features beautiful tablescapes, recipes, decor and entertaining tips.  Amanda and I met over 6 years ago when we were both working in the fashion PR industry and our blogs were just a few months old. I love thinking back and remembering those early days of working full time and trying to grow my blog.  I took every opportunity to network – sneaking away to meetings during my lunch break, attending events, dinners and parties after work (to subtly pass out my business card!), and then coming home and blogging until midnight.  It’s amazing to see how much we’ve both grown and progressed since then.  For this summer dinner tablescape, I couldn’t resist incorporating bright pink peonies since they’re currently in season.  I went to The Original Los Angeles Flower Market in Downtown LA to pick up the blooms and arranged them in 3 different size vases.  I used vintage blue and white china I picked up at John Derian antique shop in the West Village, and white plates and glasses from Hudson Grace.  The gold flatware and cake plate are from Canvas Home and the monogram napkins are Lettermade.  I always like to mix classic and traditional pieces with modern ones so the table doesn’t feel too stuffy.  A great cheese plate is a must at any party – and so is a delicious crisp rosé and vodka cocktail!  I picked up gluten free crackers (these are my fave) a brie, a gouda, and a parmesan cheese, dried figs and marcona almonds for the cheese plate.  You can see more of my decor posts here.  Have a wonderful long weekend!


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Lettermade napkins  |  Hudson Grace white dishes and glasses
Vintage blue and white china  |  Canvas Home silverware and cake plate
Design Within Reach table  |  World Market chairs  |  Wisteria mirror
St. Frank artwork c/o  |  Belvedere c/o  |  Cupcake champagne c/o
Serena + Lily chandelier  |  Natalie Martin dress // Julie Vos bracelets

Jessica Alexander Photography

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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Awww, such a cute Parisian chic inspired table setting … love ❤️ love! :)

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    May 26, 2017 | Reply
  • Rach says:

    This tablescape is beautiful! Definitely screams summer vibes! I also adore those plates!!


    May 26, 2017 | Reply
  • Natali says:

    Charming tables cape, I like it a lot! You’re looking astonishing too!


    May 26, 2017 | Reply
  • Mariateresa Scotti says:

    Great post! I love this dress!
    Mariateresa Scotti
    Fashion secrets of a pretty girl

    May 26, 2017 | Reply
  • Ewa Macherowska says:

    Love your dress <3


    May 26, 2017 | Reply
  • Diana Pearl says:

    So gorgeous, Kat! Those flowers are just beautiful and I love the napkins and plates.

    x Diana // Pearl Girl

    May 26, 2017 | Reply
  • Christa Sagmoe says:

    The tablescape is absolutely stunning and those PEONIES! ~Christa


    May 26, 2017 | Reply
  • Jae says:

    Lovely peonies! your sense of home decor is amazing!
    Jae || http://www.allthatjae.com

    May 27, 2017 | Reply
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    May 28, 2017 | Reply
  • Mlle Perrier says:

    This dress is very beautiful ! Love the deco


    May 28, 2017 | Reply
  • Kay Nguyen says:

    Everything is so pretty and perfect! Love that cheese plate <3


    May 29, 2017 | Reply
  • vera says:

    Beautiful photos!
    Blonde in Cashmere

    May 29, 2017 | Reply
  • Roshani says:

    wow this is just so lovely for summers, bright and elegant at the same time, i would try this tablescape to surpise my mum on her birthday, cheers Kat

    June 4, 2017 | Reply
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  • Emily Piskulick says:

    this tablescape looks incredible! xo


    June 17, 2017 | Reply
  • Michael says:

    I love the display and your dress is exquisite. You look amazing as always Kat. M xx

    June 26, 2017 | Reply
  • Laurie says:

    I purchased the Natalie Martin dress and I was wondering if you altered your dress in someway because mine came as a wrap dress and your dress doesn’t look like a wrap dress. And also the ties on the sleeves did you have those removed? Thank you!

    July 3, 2017 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:


      I purchased the dress in a small boutique in Venice so you may want to go through the Natalie Martin website if you want the exact same one :) Mine did not have ties on the sleeves.


      July 4, 2017 | Reply
  • Bobbi says:

    Hi Kat, I’m searching you blog for a book you recommended on living simply and cant seem to locate it. Could you please e-mail me the title? Thanks!! Happy Summer

    July 19, 2017 | Reply
  • monica says:

    Hi Kat! I love how your home is coming along – so beautiful! Would you please share the diameter of your table. 35″ or 42″? I’m trying to get a size perspective for my home. Thank you!

    August 28, 2017 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thank you! It’s the 42′ :)

      August 29, 2017 | Reply
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