Blue Velvet: Heavenly Tabletop Vignettes By Claire Delmar



When it comes to beautiful tabletops, Sydney-based interior stylist Claire Delmar from table styling blog The Palate Project is one of those wonderfully creative women who has the ability to throw together the most eclectic mix of pieces and make it all look effortless…

For this ‘Blue Velvet’ series, Delmar worked with rich tones of blue to create divine ceramic filled tabletops. Whether it’s your next dinner party, or simply updating the objects on your dining table, you’re sure to be filled with inspiration on how to style your tabletop. Enjoy!

Photography: Chris Chen Styling: Claire Delmar (go to www.clairedelmarblog.com)


Blue velvet background from Mokum. Background printed palm fabric by Barbara Osorio Fabric from BOYAC. Small dark ramekin on left from Clay Canoe. Bottom stacked plates by Studio Enti. Top curved plate by Paige Northwood. Large grape bowl by Mud Australia. Tall cream vessel, stylist’s own. Cream detailed cup from China Clay. Single black glass, stylist’s own. Napkins and cutlery, stylist’s own.


Blue velvet background from Mokum. Background Printed palm fabric by Barbara Osorio Fabric from BOYAC. Black and white detailed bowl from Dinosaur Designs. Tall porcelain vessel with lid from China Clay. Small dark brown ramekin with spoon resting by Alana WilsonSpoon, stylist’s own. Tilted cream cup from China Clay. Blue napkin, stylist’s own. Tall glass beaker from Spence and Lyda. Grey detailed tumbler by Studio Enti. Round marble platter from Fred International. Brown ramekin with white drip detailing by Alana Wilson


Blue velvet background from Mokum. Green detailed plate, stylist’s own. Grey crockpot, stylist’s own. Navy napkin, stylist’s own. Large green detailed tumbler (front) by Alana Wilson. Small green detailed cup (back) by Alana Wilson. Stacked grey bowls from China Clay. Round marble platter on bottom of stack from Fred International. Stacked brown organic shaped dishes with indigo detailing by Paige Northwood. Tall cream vase with brown detailing by Alana Wilson


Blue velvet background from Mokum. Portrait, stylist’s own. White stacked plate (left) by Clay Canoe. Brown stacked bowl with white drip detailing by Clay Canoe. Stacked plate and small curved dish by Clay Canoe. Top white textured bowl by Alana Wilson. Front ceramic bowl with wavy top by Dinosaur Designs. Small and medium white vessels, stylist’s own. Small brown clay cup from Koskela. Large glass vessel from Spence and Lyda. Ceramic white plate with blue outline, stylist’s own. Brown salt dish with white drip detailing by Alana Wilson. White spoon, stylist’s own. Light blue folded velvet from Tigger Hall Design. White detailed tumbler by Clay Canoe


Blue velvet background from Mokum. Organic shaped dark detailed plate by Clay Canoe. Cutlery throughout, stylist’s own. Black organic shaped drinking vessel by Alana Wilson. Background plate with speckled detailing from China Clay. Glassware used throughout, stylist’s own. Small salt ramekin by Clay Canoe. Large white stacked plate by Clay Canoe. Organic shaped brown dish with green glaze detailing by Paige Northwood. Indigo large hexagonal like vessel from Fred International. Indigo low curved vessel from Fred International. Background cream and green detailed plate, stylist’s own. Front cream and white detailed plate by Clay Canoe. Blue napkin, stylist’s own.


Dark detailed plate by Clay Canoe. Black organic shaped drinking vessel by Alana Wilson. Small white cracked effect salt dish by Clay Canoe. Back plate with speckled detailing from China Clay. Light blue velvet folded material from Tigger Hall Design. Glassware used throughout, stylist’s own. Copper cutlery used throughout image, stylist’s own. Indigo large vessels from Fred International. Back white and green detailed plate, stylist’s own. Front olive green plate white white waved detailing by Clay Canoe. Wooden Background, stylist’s own.


Wooden Background, stylist’s own. Olive green plate with light blue wash by Studio Enti. Copper cutlery throughout, stylist’s own. Mustard napkin, stylist’s own. Small white cup with black drip detailing by Alana Wilson. Front glass, stylist’s own. Back round glass from Spence and Lyda. Small narrow glass, stylist’s own. Tall dark glass vessel from Spence and Lyda. White tall textured vessel with grey mouth by Alana Wilson. Stacked marble round platter from Fred International. Dark olive plate with blue wash by Studio Enti. Small salt dish by Clay Canoe


Velvet coffee table throw from Mokum. Blue velvet napkin from Tigger Hall Design. Stacked small bowls from China Clay. Top brown cup with white drip detailing by Alana Wilson. Old Edwardian image, stylist’s own. Stacked plates and bowls from Mud Australia. Top white detailed bowl by Alana Wilson. Tall dark vessel by Alanna Wilson


Velvet from Mokum. Ceramic teapot from China Clay. Navy vessel with white lid from China Clay. Small brown detailed cup by Alana Wilson. Large light green cup with small indent by Clay Canoe. Large brown vessel with lid from China Clay. Back brown plate with grapes by Paige Northwood. Small white detailed ramekin by Alana Wilson. Large stacked plates by Studio Enti. Top detailed cup by Clay Canoe. Dark mug with handle from China Clay. Back cup with swirl from China Clay. Front green and brown detailed cup by Alana Wilson


Velvet from Mokum. Brown plate by Studio Enti. Blue velvet napkin from Tigger Hall Design. Small glass from Spence and Lyda


Floral background, doona cover by Bonnie and Neil. Velvet coffee table throw from Mokum. (From left to right) Two stacked plates by Paige Northwood. Small blue and brown detailed cup by Alana Wilson. Tall blue and brown detailed vase by Alana Wilson. Back stacked bowls from China Clay. Front pleated bowl from Lost and Found Department. Navy, white and black-stacked dishes by Batch Ceramics. Small brown detailed cup from China Clay. Black glass bottle from Spence and Lyda. Bottom stacked brown plates from Koskela. 2 x stacked curved bowls by Paige Northwood. Small white cup by Alana Wilson. Front navy vessel with lid from China Clay. Stacked olive plates from Studio Enti. Large brown detailed bowl by Alana Wilson. Green stacked bowl by Mud Australia. Detailed brown cup by Alana Wilson.  Dark brown plates by Paige Northwood. White and blue detailed mug from Clay Canoe


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