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June 5, 2018
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This is a year for bold color and vibrant pattern–in clothing, for the home, and for special events! If you love the look of exuberant pattern and layers of detail, BBJ has a wealth of exciting linen options to tickle your fancy and get your creative juices flowing.

Have a look at these event table settings: They're all wonderful!

Floral Settings

01-Flint-Cora
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Angelina Rose Photography | Urban Soirée | Nectar Floral | Boston Rustic | Kadeema | Roseville Designs 

Flint Cora, an oversize floral linen in a non-traditional shade of smoky blue-grey, lends a dreamy, romantic air to this event that melds natural woods, a woodsy feeling, and the glorious blues of sky and napkins into a harmonious whole. It's elegantly rustic, and as impressive as it is comfortable.

Vibrantly Dramatic

03-Southwestern-Print
HMR Designs | Boutique Bites | Brique Chicago

Naturally appealing, pattern and colors of this linen highlight a Southwestern theme that's both dramatic and unusual. The juxtaposition of smooth and textured, rustic and modern, warm and cool, vibrant and subdued creates an inspired mix for a celebration that seems effortlessly inspiring.

Swirling Marble

04-Cerise-Agate
Designs by Pavel | NoMI Kitchen at Park Hyatt Chicago

Organic forms with just the right balance of tones and pattern characterize this table setting that takes its cue from the vibrant, swirling layers of saturated color of a unique linen. This is a look that benefits from an overdose of bold amber and bold violet, with relief provided by the lighter white and sand tones. 
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05-Azure-Agate
Loren Doughty Photography

Various shades of blue, cream and white are the essence of summer pleasures; when mixed with natural greenery and natural dark reed chargers, the bold pattern is the perfect background for a delightful wedding luncheon. Anything less would be less than perfect!

Hi-Contrast Colors

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07-Poppy-Bravado
Lauren R. Swann Photography | Betty Lou Events | Everyday Rosé | Event Dynamics
Something Vintage | Select Event Group | Perfect Settings | DCR Event Rentals

Sometimes, a little pattern goes a long way. Here, the pattern appears only on the table runners, but the effect of the beautiful aqua tone -- accentuated by bold, colorful floral centerpieces -- is irresistible atop natural wood tables at this large event. A surprise note is sounded by the raspberry napkins and color-coordinated toppers on adjacent cocktail tables. It's a great combination!

08-Loden-Calypso
Peter Wynn Thompson Photography | Joyce Pollakoff Events | Arlen Music Productions | Chicago Illuminating Company

An underlying pattern of fern green and cream welcomes the addition of lively pierced candle holders and decorative plant holders and vases in chalky white. Bold and beautiful is a fit description, for this South of the Border theme party.

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Mixing and Matching

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10-Floral-Print
Sunshower Photography

Who says brilliant floral patterns can't be used with graphic black and white stripes? This sophisticated mix is anything but traditional, and yet the prevailing mood is charmingly appropriate for a wedding celebration! We especially love this mix in the elegant traditional room.

Graphic Repetition

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Michael and Carina Photography | Stephanie Bradshaw | Amaryllis Inc. | Select Event Group | Baltimore Museum of Art

Even though it might be difficult to characterize the allure of bold patterns done in neutral colors, it is easy to feel the attraction when handled skillfully. Here the soft blue-grey and white palette simply lets the intertwined orbital pattern speak with authority. Nothing else intrudes: Burnished brass adds character, place settings are beautifully coordinated, and minimal accessories are just enough.

13-Gold-Hex
HMR Designs

Black and white graphics lay the groundwork for a table display that uses classic gold-trimmed china and crystal and an oversize white floral centerpiece to create a decidedly upscale event with just the right amount of attitude. Simple glossy black chairs are a surprise, but offer just the right touch of modernity.