Garden 8

Tablescapes Competition

The word tablescape is often used interchangeably with terms like tabletop arrangement, tableaux or centerpiece, but a true tablescape is actually a bit more complex. Although tablescapes often adorn the center of the table, they are more than centerpieces. A tablescape is an overall look that addresses the entire table or surface and complements its surroundings. There are no limits to the creativity on display in these high-style settings for dining and drama. See just what a little imagination brings to the table with some of Chicago’s top florists, designers, retailers, event planners and even students!

Every year a group of AIFD judges the tablescapes onsite based on the following criteria: Tangible standards, Elements and principles, & Aesthetic standards. In 2017 the judges awarded 1st prize to Town & Country Gardens. 2nd place was A Perfect Event & 3rd place was Anemone Creative.


Check out our Tablescape designers giving up-close talks in the Tablescapes Garden during the show. Learn decorating and party planning tips from the very best in Chicago.

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