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

26 responses on “EASTER. THE REMIX.

  1. Stephanie Ballard

    Cassandra – this is seriously FANTASTIC. The balloons, the transferware with those dessert plates tipped in gold (!!^*&$#($(#). Love. Now I wish I were hosting Easter brunch!! So so pretty!

  2. Quinn Cooper

    Everything about this is awesome. You really hit the ball out of the park with this one. Love the color palette and love the mixing of matching of the dinner plates. Thanks for the amazing inspiration, I might be using a couple of ideas for my Easter Brunch this weekend.
    xo Quinn
    Quinn Cooper Style

  3. Selena

    I would love to try this for my daughters 16th birthday. Since we will be away in Europe, I was considering having a celebration dinner with our closest friends for an intimate dinner. Thanks for the fab idea.

  4. Farra

    OBSESSED with that purple china — I have my grandmother’s ‘thanksgiving’ china and it looks just like that but it’s brown i love it soo much! I LOVE the way you put old & new together …looks beautiful — does anyone know where I can get that purple china?


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About Cassandra LaValle

Cassandra LaValle is the founder and editor-in-chief of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.

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