I created this unique Father’s Day table setting for my husband. He wanted a table that had the colors of his favorite soccer team, Barcelona. Which meant I needed to integrate, burgundy, dark blue, and gold into a tablescape.
What the heck!
Those are three colors that you don’t typically use as the starting point for a table.
Three dark colors.
(I’m a light and bright kinda gal.)
Not what I usually do for setting a table, but heck, I was up for the challenge.
When I put those colors together, they made me think of Moody Maximalism decor.
Are you familiar with it?
Moody Maximalism is an excessive “more is more” design style using darker. and/or jewel tone color palettes.
The concept is to use dark colors and the more items, the better. But in a tasteful way.
Since my room has white walls and light carpet, you don’t really get the full effect of the design style, which typically has dark walls.
That’s why this is all about the table setting.
The tablescape is designed with Moody Maximalism decor style in mind.
I used dark colors and mixed patterns. And I only used what I already own. Which made it a bit of a challenge – to not buy anything new for the tablescape.
How to Create a Father’s Day Table Setting: Moody Maximalism
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1. Choose a tablecloth for your unique Father’s Day table setting
Start your Moody Maximalism Father’s Day tablescape with a dark patterned tablecloth.
Since the design style concept is “more is better”, using a pattern is more suitable than a plain tablecloth.
I used a burgundy print tablecloth as the base of my table setting.
It’s immediately creating a vibe of moody richness.
2. Build the place settings for your Father’s Day tablescape
Once you have your tablecloth selected, you need to work on the place settings for your Father’s Day table.
I used burgundy placemats that match my tablecloth perfectly. (I’d recently found them at an estate sale, and couldn’t believe how perfectly they matched!)
Then I placed black bowl plates on the placemats.
Since this is a “moody” tablescape, I didn’t want to use white plates, as they would brighten it up too much. Plus, I love how the black looks against the burgundy.
To incorporate the other two colors that represent the Barcelona soccer team, I added a dark yellow water glass and a beautiful dark blue wine glass.
And for kicks, I used flatware that has green handles.
After all, more is better with Moody Maximalism!
Finally, to tie everything together, I added the napkins (which match the placemats) to the middle of the plate, and set a small plate on the top corner of it.
The tiny plate has a pretty very pretty motif that incorporates the other colors in the Father’s Day place setting. And it adds a different design and pop to the tablescape.
3. Create your Father’s Day centerpiece
Now to create a moody centerpiece for your Father’s Day table setting.
I started with a placemat that had a thick ornate design of gold and dark red. It was a different pattern than the tablecloth but complimented it perfectly. Plus it incorporated the color of the water glasses.
Then on top of the placemat, I added an ornate bowl. It has an elaborate metal holder with an amber glass bowl.
Next, I lined two ornate candle holders, with navy blue candles, two brass bud flower vases, and two tall chunky pillar candle holders with burgundy candles down the middle of the table.
Here’s a close-up of how the tablecloth and placemat look together, with the table candleholder in the background. See how there’s a mixture of designs. That’s maximalism.
Now to really bring it all together ~ a gorgeous flower arrangement, using burgundy peonies.
I added floral foam to the amber glass bowl, then used burgundy, yellow and blue flowers, and filler pieces to create a unique-looking floral display.
I kept the flowers low, so everyone could see over them and see each other easily. There’s nothing more annoying than a tall flower centerpiece obstructing your view!
Doesn’t the centerpiece pull it all together!
This unique Father’s Day table setting using Moody Maximalism design is both edgy and elegant. Creating a vibe that is both mysterious and inviting.
The result is a unique and inviting space that will wow your guests and make Dad feel extra special.