Featured: Organic Herb Inspired Cheese Table

April 24th, 2014

Hey guys! I am excited to share a feature with you that I have held on to for quite a while now, a styled cheese table I created inspired by herbs and organic market fresh produce which, thanks to stunning imagery by Anouschka Rokebrand, has featured on the beautiful lifestyle blog Style Me Pretty Living. Here are a few of my favourite shots, but be warned, you’ll need a snack and a glass of wine on hand for this one because it has my mouth watering just thinking of all the delicacies I got to play with for this feature. Oh, and if you’re up for a giggle, there’s a video below captured by cinematographer Ray Pluym of me putting the table together {you’ll have to wait until the end for the bloopers, which almost always occur when one isn’t exactly comfortable with being on film!}. Enjoy!

Style Me Pretty Living featuring Avenue Lifestyle / Anouschka Rokebrand Photography

Style Me Pretty Living featuring Avenue Lifestyle / Anouschka Rokebrand Photography

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The inspiration behind this shoot was the organic simplicity of the pared down table, the use of local natural market fresh produce for a stylish, simple and fun setting for a gathering. It’s fun to entertain but preparing a full meal can be stressful, so this table was all about offering dinner guests a simple but delicious array of cheese, cold cuts, fruit and salty crackers.

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Style Me Pretty Living featuring Avenue Lifestyle / Anouschka Rokebrand Photography

Style Me Pretty Living featuring Avenue Lifestyle / Anouschka Rokebrand Photography

For each place setting I created a bouquet garni of fresh oregano, sage, rosemary and thyme bound together with twine, as well as simple but pretty little jars filled with fig conserve (which pairs beautifully with cheese) decorated with a strip of linen and a piece of natural twine.

I also crushed sea salt and fresh herbs in a pestle and mortar for sprinkling on cheese for lots of amazing flavor. Flowers were kept simple and natural and were a mix of herbs (sage, rosemary and thyme) with some garden greens.

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Didn’t Anouschka capture the table and all the details beautifully? The venue was just gorgeous too, with those large cathedral style windows. We actually shot the Delft Blue table in the same location and loved it so much. It is the industrial workspace belonging to a friend who owns the design studio Strack Stijl en Concept and allowed us to set up shop in there for a day to create this look.

And now for the video. I am not sure how I feel about me being on film and explaining something that comes so naturally and developed from within, but here goes, the bloopers and all! I am looking forward to working more with film though, and had a lot of fun messing around with Ray to create this one.

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Well I hope you are inspired to get some mates together for a simple but delicious cheese platter. See you soon for some wedding updates! And for more from the whole shoot, click here or visit Anouschka’s blog.

Holly x

Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand | Styling: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle | Cinematography: Ray Pluym |Porcelain Cheese Platters, Napkins, Jam Jars And Cheese Platter: Dille En Kamille | Venue: Strack Stijl & Concept, Maasland | Wine Glasses: Ikea

 

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