We’re always interested to see what our party planner extraordinaire friend David Stark is up to—especially around the holidays. This Halloween, he and his team came up with a DIY tablescape featuring dried gourds spray painted black. “Our goal was to create an elegant yet appropriately moody black-on-black tablescape using dried gourds—their curvy necks create spooky ghostlike forms. The table is set with black plates, flatware, and glassware, in a mix of glossy and matte; the varying scale of the place settings creates visual and tactile interest.” Here’s a how-to:
Photography by Corrie Hogg, courtesy of David Stark Design and Production.
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