How Designer Autumn Adeigbo Creates a Statement Table Every Time
Ever since we laid eyes on Autumn Adeigbo’s designs, we’ve been instant fans. The NYC-based founder, CEO and creative director of her namesake brand taps into her Nigerian heritage as inspiration for her line of vibrant and bold-printed designs, which are not only stylish, but also aimed to empower women all around the globe. It’s no wonder her company is also backed by celebrity fans like Cameron Diaz, Mila Kunis and Gabrielle Union.
Just like her joyful collection of clothes, her love for print and color translates to her tablescape aesthetic. And after seeing Autumn’s incredible Thanksgiving table, we knew we had to get in touch with the designer to find out what’s her thought process behind it (and what she’s up to this holiday season).
“For me, the most important things during the holidays are general good cheer, memories created and lots of downtime to recover from an always-too-busy year.”
Read on for her five tips on how to create a statement table every time.
Plan tablescapes in advance.
“I'm pretty serious about it–sourcing the elements online to make sure they all artistically work together. With all the creative home goods popping up in the world today, the possibilities are nearly endless if you search from established companies to smaller makers. I just bought this dinner plate and salad plate set for my next tablescape.”
Don’t be afraid of color.
“I’m all about color and warmth. It can be pulled in via the tablecloth, napkins, plates, candles, cutlery and even my own outfit, which I consider an important part of the tablescape equation.”
Throw in some texture, too.
“I’m also all about texture, which can be added through coasters (like these ones from our Made in Africa collab with Kazi), centerpieces, flowers, placemats and glasses.
Tell a story with finishing touches.
“A nice runner or centerpiece can be a great conversation starter, and elements like special candles can further set the mood of festivity.”
Don’t forget about your outfit.
“When setting the dinner stage, I like to consider my attire and wear something from my own collection (with accents from other beloved designers). It's visually relevant and adds something memorable to the meal with my guests.”