Oct 20, 2010

Chic Coastal Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

We’re kicking off a guest dessert feature marathon and first on the list today is Sharnel of Sharnel Dollar Designs from Brisbane, Australia.  Sharnel was one of the first guest features that I ever posted over a year ago.  You can see past guest features here and here.  Sharnel always rocks her designs, but do you want to know why I was drawn to this table in particular?  I used that very same Ralph Lauren Great Harbor white wallpaper that Sharnel used as the backdrop for my own son’s room {see pic below of how I used it to cover panels of his closet}.  Sharnel emailed me and told me that this wallpaper is in her son’s room as well!  This reveals that you can use different mediums of design {wallpaper in your kid’s room} to inspire a dessert table or event design.

A little about the table…it turns out the coastal chic wallpaper was the perfect backdrop for this table because Sharnel created it for a yachtsman’s 50th birthday party.  I love the lighthouse lanterns, the compass cookies, and all of those drool-worthy desserts.  Sticky date pudding and macadamia chocolate and caramel cones…whoa, those look good!   Okay, one thing I want to point out…look at how pristine the linen looks.  That is how a beautiful cloth for your dessert table should always look.  It looks perfectly ironed, which is tough enough when you are using linen, like Sharnel used here.  AMAZING job, Sharnel!

Here is my son’s room when we first started decorating {it looks so sparse now!} and you can see the Great Harbor White wallpaper on the closet panels.

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  • Really cute!

  • This table is beautiful!

  • I love this! So great to see a masculine theme! Those cookie pouches are my favourite (and the paper goods are pretty snazzy too! Ha 🙂 x

  • Gorgeous! It’s fantastic to see party ideas for men. I love how the compass cookies are wrapped.

  • hhhh…how wonderful – I l ove this post – great presentation & gorgeous cakes! (I’ve been trying to find some lovely cake photography for ages – I tweet about cakes once a week – just tweeted you) kx

  • So lovely – I love Sharnel’s beautiful work!! Leanne x

  • Absolutely gorgeous! I love the sweets and lanterns and the backdrop is stunning. x

  • Wow~ love this one! I enjoy anything ocean and sophisticated~

  • wow, what a classy setting! my dad is dreaming of lighthouse-cookies – how he’d freak out if he saw this table!!! 🙂

  • I love how simple and minimal the table is. It allows your guests room to fill their plates!

  • wow just gorgeous love the wardrobe panel idea also 😉

  • Simple, Preppy, and perfect-Way to go Sharnel!

  • Love this party! Beautiful details! Sharnel is always creating something unique.

  • I love this table! Those cookies are great!

  • omg! STUNNING work sharnel!!!!

  • Sharnel is so talented! I love her and her work!

  • Mummyliz

    I love Sharnel and her work! She is sooo talented! x

  • I love the lantern centerpiece, so simple yet so dramatic!

  • this is GORGEOUS! I love she made a fairly common theme (nautical) feel SO fresh and unique.

  • love this…perfect as always Sharnel. I LOVE the cookies in their gorgeous little pouches.

  • Classic and handsome. Love it!

  • awesome – looks great!