Samode Palace Tablescape

Samode Palace Tablescape

I'll never forget the first moment I walked into the blue room of Samode Palace's Durbar Hall. I had read about it in books but nothing prepared me for its splendour. The colours capture the calming power of blue while its arches possess symmetry to rival a Wes Anderson scene.
Rosanna Falconer next to the Peony Bloom tablescape at Samode Palace blue room

It has been a mainstay of my moodboard ever since. I even have my photograph of its main archway framed at home in London. When seeking a light blue for my new Peony Bloom print, it sprung straight to mind. What a privilege to photograph the design in its esteemed hall.

For this tablescape, I just wanted to lean into the monochromatic blue and revel in its beauty. For the floristry, I kept to an all-white palette with ranunculus and bougainvillea from our terrace, as well as dahlias and dianthus kindly given from the gardens of Samode Palace. I love to pair cool colours with silver. In this case, the silverware is from Rezon Luxury Silverware and there are touches of silver on the rims of the Good Earth glassware, too.

Size290cm x 190cm

A light blue tablecloth with a new peony print. Inspired by the floral frescoes of Samode Palace (pictured) and the unfurling petals of the Duchesse De Nemours peony, Rosanna drew the print by hand. This design was then traced, cut into teak wood and block printed by the talented artisans with whom she works in Jaipur. The tablecloth is finished with a 4-inch ruffle hem.

Printed by hand, no two tablecloths are ever quite the same. Block printing is a technique handed down from generation to generation, whether it is the deft, delicate touch required to carve the motifs from teak or pear wood, or the light, exact tap used to stamp onto fabric.

Matching napkins available.

290cm standard size but note the front has been pulled low to the floor for the purpose of the photo shoot.

Sold in three sizes:

190cm x 290cm
200cm x 400cm
240cm diameter round

With thanks to the team Samode Palace for the shoot location.

Machine wash cold on a gentle cycle. Do not bleach. For air drying, please avoid direct sunlight. To tumble drying, please use a low heat. The product can be ironed on a low setting and dry cleaned. Full care guidelines here.

100% Indian cotton

I folded the napkins into neat squares then tied the silver cutlery with ribbons made from offcuts of this block print. What a privilege to create a tablescape in this prestigious setting. Thank you to Mukesh who heads up events and weddings at the palace for his invaluable help with this set-up. You can find out more about stays and events at the palace hotel here.


Plates: Good Earth
Glassware: Good Earth
Cutlery and candelabra: Rezon Luxury Silverware
Jumpsuit: Harmur

With huge thanks to Narendra, Sowmya and Mukesh at Samode Palace.

Samode Palace, Village Samode, Chomu, Rajasthan 303806, India

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All customers will receive a menu card printed with Rosanna's Jaipur Bloom design.


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