The Look by Amber Persia; A Coastal Cool Tablescape

Written by Emma Hla

I’m excited to introduce the first instalment of ‘The Look‘ by Amber Persia… In this series, Amber will be creating beautiful inspiration features that focus on each of the six Coco Style Categories, perfect for your own big day inspiration. 

Today we’re taking a trip to the beach in this rather haunting portrayal of my fave category – Coastal Cool. With a simple, but effective tablescape and a mix of vintage treasures and high-street picks, Amber is guiding you through how to recreate ‘The Look‘…

Notes from Amber Persia

A relaxed weather worn look; laid back, understated but with just a hint of glamour. Soft painterly faded florals overlaid on stone-washed linen introduces a subtle contrast in textures. A palette of softest dove grey and shades of blue and stone evoke the colours of the sea and the sky.

Forage the beach for nature’s gifts; rocks tumbled in the ocean for millions of years with holes perfect for taper candles. Contrast with exquisite cut glass and antique silver to highlight the beauty of both the found and the crafted. Planks of salvaged driftwood become rustic table runners whilst wonderfully smooth and tactile pebbles become vessels for natural sea salt and crushed peppercorns.


Photography and Styling by Amber Persia | Flowers & Events.

In this snapshot of Coastal Cool we wanted a tablescape which would catch the imagination, offer inspiration for those planning a wedding near the sea, and illustrate our design philosophy that to get The Look is all about details.

In this case those details include a simple but striking pebble runner which winds its way along the length of the table, bespoke napkins printed in-house to add to the relaxed feel (and a unique keepsake), and innovative uses for beach combed treasures such as the unusual cutlery rests for the aged fish knives and forks; finishing details don’t have to be expensive, simply thought out.

If you would like to find out more about our styling and floristry services go to For a glimpse behind the scenes head over to Instagram and Pinterest, whilst to recreate any part of The Look here’s the directory…

The Directory

Glassware Crystal wine glasses from Anthropologie | Cutlery Antique silver fish knives and forks, part of the Amber Persia Props Collection | Tableware Part of the Arv range from Ikea | Table Linen Vintage Ralph Lauren chiffon layered over grey linen, part of the Amber Persia Props Collection | Linen Napkins printed with menu (hand printed in-house)| Pebble Swag – collected on the beach | The Location the truly beautiful Lannacombe beach, south Devon.

You can almost smell the sea air from these images can’t you…?

I love the natural tones and textures on this tablescape, oh and vintage Ralph Lauren…? I die. If you want to discuss your own styling needs then hop across to Amber’s rather pretty corner of the internet where she can help with props, design and of course gorgeous florals!

Lots of love…

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