A few months back I taped a segment for The Black Enterprise Business Report on TV One that was all about essentials for entertaining with style. I was called to do the segment the night before it taped so I had less than 24 hours to scramble together a chic tablescape along with several useful entertaining tips! Because I had such short notice, I ended up renting most of the pieces I used also brought in a few of my own pieces from home. One of the points I stressed in the segment is the fact that it’s ok to mix and match your dinnerware to create a unique look. You can view the entire segment by clicking the image above and below are a few behind-the-scenes photos of the shoot! I also want to give a special thanks to In Bloom New York for providing the beautiful floral arrangements. Also – stay tuned for a get the look post inspired by this table design!


  1. Great interview, Nicole. The table looked wonderful and you looked great!! One problem . . . they should have at least mentioned your website.

  2. You were wonderful on camera! You looked amazing and you shared some great easy-to-implement tips for any dinner party. I especially like the idea of using clusters of votive candles, as most of us normally have several of these on hand anyway.

  3. Saw it! Loved it! Your home is as beautiful as I knew it would be, and you look great on camera! They should give you your own show!
    xo xo

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