Diffa, a terrific event raising money for AIDS, has an annual event where tastemakers create different tables. They all are visual teaspoons of sugar. While most of these tables are bigger than my apartment, they offer up some inspiration for ideas to steal in smaller ways.
They popped the color with fabric squares as backdrop.
I like the way paint was used to create wainscoting and the baroque chair that keeps it from dwell magazine photo shoot.
And if all else fails, go all white. It always seems to work.
A wacky use of colored packing tape.
The Polo table played into the Hampton "gone country" feel minus NASCAR and outdoor plumbing.
And my all time fav table wasn't actually a table but a woody turned bar. It was so chic and well done... you can follow it on followthewoody.com. It'll be hitting the polo tournaments around the country.