Photography by Curtis Comeau; styled by Kim Collins-Lauber and Susan Meingast
The Inspiration: The muse for this setting was a black Murano glass chandelier the couple bought from Italy. We carried the black Murano glass theme through with dinner plates and bowls, and tweaked the traditional holiday colours by opting for cranberry red and deep plum purple with silver, white and green accents.
The Setting: Layering the dinnerware gives depth and texture and an overall luxurious look. The purple napkin, red ribbon and silver decorations keep it from feeling too formal, while a handwritten name tag gives it a personal touch.
The Art: This acrylic painting is by Cheryl Anhel, a ceramics artist and abstract painter who works through the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts. The centre operates a studio program that allows more than 150 adults with developmental disabilities to explore their creative potentials and become practising artists. In addition to operating the Stollery public art gallery, it offers artists studio space, materials, exhibition opportunities, mentorships and community arts programs.
Dining room table from Dwell Modern
(10549 124 St., 780-488-6464, dwellmodern.ca)
Tonin Casa acrylic dining chairs from 29 Armstrong