Spring by the Shore with Sterling Social

If you are not yet familiar with Sterling Social, allow me to introduce you!  Sterling Social is a full-service event company based in Los Angeles.  They design stunning events like weddings, to immersive experiences for brands like Mercedes-Benz, Variety & Netflix, to name a few.  Their incredible founders, Angela Margolis and Erin Sprinkel, happen to be dear friends of mine, and, lucky for us, we've been partnering with Sterling Social since our launch to create spectacular tablescapes using Cailíní Coastal pieces to truly inspire! 
Photo Credit: Molly Rose
Our most recent collaboration brought me back to California, Newport Beach specifically, to showcase some spring-inspired tables using our newest product launches.  Today we're showing you my personal favorite look, featuring our signature blue & white Cailíní Coastal color palette.
Read on to explore this look and receive tips from the Sterling Social pros to help you recreate your own gorgeous tablescapes at home!
Photo Credit: Molly Rose
CC: What was the inspiration of this look?
SS: We were inspired by the blues and whites of Cailíní Coastal and wanted to get tonal with the blues.  We went richer with the navy blue taper candles - great for day or night - and lighter with the Coral Harbour Table Linens - and added both shades of blue in the florals.  We opted for some more casual pieces, like melamine and teak, that could lean into more of a spring brunch, but could also take us into an evening dinner setting.
Photo Credit: Molly Rose
CC: Let's discuss the mixing of place settings.  It's an art!  How can our readers easily recreate this at home?
SS:  Start with a s solid foundation - we selected the Hope Ranch Placemats and used them at each setting.  We chose a patterned edge melamine plate mixed with a solid edge teak plate, that offers a nice contrast and layering effect without making it too busy.  For the center plate we chose a completely different plate, but the teak salad plates tie in across the entire table to give it a cohesiveness.  Even with 6 people it creates enough variety that doesn't feel too matchy-matchy or too boring.  There are a lot of things to see and explore on the table!
Photo Credit: Molly Rose
CC: Florals are so essential to creating a gorgeous table.  What is an easy way to make statement floral arrangements like this?
SS:  Floral arranging can be overwhelming! A simple floral arranging tip is to stick with mono-botantical clusters.  Use all of the same florals in different height vessels.  It gives the variety across the table like you're doing the arrangement; however, there is not too much styling needed for each piece.  It's a very simplified look.  You can go to your local floral shop, grocery store, or farmers market and pick bundles of florals you like all within a similar palette.
We like to work in odd numbers.  Group clusters of 3 vases together and you can mix in candles.  You'll get height with the different vessels and florals.   This is the easiest way to style!!
Photo Credit: Molly Rose
CC: Any other tips for this table?
SS: Opt for clear glassware against patterned linens and plates.  It creates more movement on the table because you can see through!
Photo Credit: Molly Rose
For more on Sterling Social you can follow them at @SterlingSocial.  You can view more of the looks they have created for Cailíní Coastal here!

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