Bryan Girsang of Ros.tudio presents a table inspired by the giant bronze leaves of Alexander Lamont with warm and welcoming atmospheres
“When decorating this table, I was inspired by tropical leaves cast in permanent bronze,” says interior designer Bryan Girsang, referring to Alexander Lamont’s Bronze Giant Leaves. “Living in a tropical climate always gives me endless inspiration. Looking at where we live here in Indonesia, everything is very lively, colorful, with a lot of textures that we can explore and apply to the tables. On the color side, the founder of Ros.tudio has chosen brown as the main palette of the decor. “For me, the warm tones provide a warm atmosphere and ensure that guests feel welcome. I want to pursue something casual where people can come together but also stay stylish. That’s why I choose clematis and Nutan flowers for this decor.
What makes this setting particularly interesting is the way Bryan invites people to channel their creativity when decorating their tables. “This set was made so as not to intimidate people who are trying for the first time. The arrangement is not too organized as there is no perfection in a first effort and that is perfectly fine. I used items that can easily be found around the house like books as the basis for the Matrix Collection vases by Vista Alegre and the table lamps by Flos to make it look taller, and, surprisingly, it works! Then he continues, “For the flowers, I just picked them this morning as an example that we can use the flowers we have in the house and arrange them ourselves. It doesn’t have to be extravagant.”
This informal setting, which can be used for brunches and cocktails with close friends and family, centers around the Spello dining table and Elsa dining chair by Flexform. Designed by Gabriele e Oscar Buratti Design, the table is veneered in Canaletto walnut, ash or ebony, and is also available with various marble tops. The dining chairs, designed by Samuel Accoceberry, are made with a generously padded shell that provides unmatched ergonomic comfort. Various creations by Vista Alegre then become the centerpieces. There are architectural vases from the Matrix collection, a fruit stand from the Fiji collection, a fruit bowl from the Solitaire collection, as well as a table lamp from Flos.
Spanish tapas and various canapes were served on plates from Vista Alegre’s Fidji collection, accompanied by wine glasses from the Ornaments collection. The Fiji collection traces the colors of the sunsets in the Caribbean islands while the Ornament collection has a classic design inspired by the inset molding of the ceiling of Ilavo Palace, Portugal. The silverware comes from the Continhas collection by Topazio.
Along the sides of the dining room, Icaro shelves by Flexform – with a combination of cowhide and wood – featured various collectibles and memorabilia. It is a powerful decorative style made from an elegant solid wood structure and made according to the beautiful traditions of Italian cabinetmaking. Of course, it complements the exquisite Mantle Boxes and Fuma Bowls by Alexander Lamont, as well as the Lampadina table lamp by Flos.