Yesterday's State Dinner for China has DC all aflutter like we just got a bunch of celebrities drunk and laughed at RDJ's jokes all night. A much more serious affair, but still a dinner party with all the trimmings. There were a few table schemes for the night, but my favorite was the gold and smoky gray with pink accents. You can't see them in this image, but the chair were all lucite with colored cushion to match the table lines and add a hint of modernness.
Washington Post did a nice recap in the printed Style section today. Yes, print, remember that? My favorite was the diagrams of the seating arrangements showing which celebrities got to make small talk with world leaders. BD Wong hit the seating jackpot at the President's table. Fingers crossed he did his best Father-of-the-bride/Howard Weinstein impression for Michelle Obama.
Incase you're so inclined to host a little modern version of the state dinner for your friends this weekend, here are some inexpensive resources: charger, stemware, linens, flatware
And a little "WH" carpet round up, just for kick. At first I though I hated Michelle's dress, but I think I actually just hated the wrap she had with it. The pattern is kind of growing on me.