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Easter. The Remix.

Last week I let you in on the inspiration behind a fun little Easter tabletop we put together in the new office, and today, I’m sharing! I wanted to punk out pastels, and breathe new life into traditional china. Like Sofia Coppola’s version of Marie Antoinette, nothing was to girly or whimsical for this setting…

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I’ll be honest – I held myself back from getting too over the top with things, but had I ran wild, we would have frothed up that tulle tablecloth, attacked my neighbor’s Forsythia bush to do a huge spray of them as the centerpiece, and added about 20 more balloons to that chandelier. Maybe even sequins scattered all over the place. I’m just sayin’ – I practiced some serious self-restraint.

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We also practiced restraint in our budget, opting for some awesomely good DIY’s instead of spending a ton on new decorations. (Yes, we’ll be sharing our tips and tricks on those too!) Out of all of them, the tablecloth may have been my favorite element. Amazing what 20 yards of tulle, some faux florals, and a hot glue gun can put together…

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The palette started out lots of lilac with a punch of bright yellow, but it got much more fun when we added in the marbleized details in all sorts of colors…

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Like the napkins and easter eggs which we dyed ourselves…

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To go with the balloons. (Of course.) Which created a nice little theme. Oh, and then there were pink donuts. Which no table would be complete without.

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And don’t forget lavender lemonade (this is my favorite recipe!)

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So, go on and put that old china to some good use this Easter by giving it new life. Get a little whimsical and crazy. You’ll make grandma so proud.

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*sources :: gold flatware // champagne flutes // juice glasses // antique violet transferware // gold chargers // lilac tablecloth // ceramic egg crate // balloons

*photography and styling by cassandra lavalle for coco+kelley