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Pass the Bling!

Corey Damen Jenkins sets a pretty table to remember

When interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins, of Bloomfield Hills, set a table for the 2015 Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS’ (DIFFA) annual Dining by Design event in New York City, he incorporated a world of style. It was wild and glamorous, traditional and irreverent: bursting with the brilliant blues of Caribbean waves, surrounded by leafy greens reminiscent of a Brazilian jungle, and set with the shimmering, mosaic colors of the sun-drenched Italian Riviera. Jenkins, who’s been featured on HGTV and is Fashion Group International’s 2012 Designer of the Year, worked with Beacon Hill fabrics from Robert Allen. “Using Beacon Hill’s Maravilha — which means ‘wonder’ — fabric line allowed me to mix and meld Bohemian and classic styles,” he says.

 

Q: What was your tableware of choice?

A: Arte Italica dishes. “I wanted something classy and traditional that would glimmer.” For an organic pop of color, he placed a bed of fresh moss at each setting, topped with a pastel succulent.

 

Q: Did you use a special motif?

A: Branch-like accents, “To ask and inspire: ‘How are you branching out this year? How are you growing?’ Even the ’70s-style table lamps are entwined with branches and vines!”

 

Q: Any finishing touches?

A: Jewelry. Think beribboned, blue-toned necklaces and cameos.

 

Q: Do you live by any party standards?

A: “Although some say, ‘Better late than never,’ I say, ‘Better, never late!’” coreydamenjenkins.com — Honey Murray

NATURE’S WAY: COREY DAMEN JENKINS AND HIS DISCERNING TASTE TURNED OUT THIS STUNNING TABLESCAPE, REPLETE WITH BEACON HILL FABRICS, MOSS, PASTEL SUCCULENTS (THEY’RE REAL!), BRANCH-INSPIRED WARES, AND MORE. DELICIOSO!

 

 

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