This post comes courtesy of Jenn Yee, a member of the Williams-Sonoma culinary team.
There is always room for dessert. It comes at the end of a meal and as a result is subject to optional status, but Amy Atlas makes dessert a must.
Based in New York City, Amy is a sweets stylist who has designed stunning, unforgettable tables for O Magazine, InStyle, New York Times and Martha Stewart Weddings. In the fashion world a stylist’s look is created by clothes, hair and makeup, but Amy’s canvas are the table and linens, serving pieces and handmade packaging for showcasing sweets.
What makes Amy Atlas such an incredible stylist is her attention to detail — there is a purpose in the overall theme for every element, right down to the ribbons and bows. In April Amy released her book Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, and Williams-Sonoma has partnered with her for a nationwide book tour. In preparation, we asked Amy to style a table using our product.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how it all came together, along with a list of tour dates so you can meet Amy in person and see the dessert table she designed.
INSPIRATION: The “Picnic In The Park” table from the book was the starting point for styling our table.
FINAL SKETCH: Here is Amy’s design sketched out, incorporating Williams-Sonoma serve pieces.
SHOP THIS LOOK!
1) Footed Serve Platter $49-69 2) Glass Footed Beverage Dispenser $69 3) Chalkboard Labels $9.95 4) Ceramic White Cake Stand, Large $24-34 5) Apilco Zen Individual Bowls, Set of 2 $52 6) Presidio Silver Plate 3-Tiered Plate Stand $149 7) Porcelain Berry Basket, Small $12.95 8) Apilco Zen Rectangular Platter $24-44 9) Weck Mold Jars, 5.4 oz., set of 12 $34.95
SEE THIS LOOK: Amy is on the road visiting Williams-Sonoma stores across the country to sign copies of her book, Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It. She will also lead a discussion filled with styling and baking tips for creating your own dessert tables. Every store will have the Picnic In The Park dessert table for viewing!
Chicago, IL — N. Michigan Avenue
Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5 pm
Philadelphia, PA — 200 S. Broad Street
Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11 am
King of Prussia, PA — 160 North Gulph Road
Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 3 pm
Annapolis, MD — 1705 Annapolis Mall
Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 2 pm
New York, NY — 121 East 59th Street
Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 12 pm
Austin, TX — 9722 Great Hills Trail
Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 5 pm
Houston, TX — 4060 Westheimer Road
Friday, June 22, 2012 at 11 am
San Francisco, CA — 340 Post Street
Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 5 pm
Beverly Hills, CA — 339 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 12 pm
Atlanta, GA — 3393 Peachtree Road NE
Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 12 pm
Please call your local store to reserve a copy. Note: Amy will be signing copies of Sweet Designs purchased at Williams-Sonoma. Proof of purchase required.
To see more of Amy Atlas’ work you can visit her site and blog:
Photos courtesy of Johnny Miller for Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It
Williams-Sonoma sketch and inspiration board courtesy of Amy Atlas
About the author: Jenn Yee is a part of the Williams-Sonoma Union Square culinary team. The store is her dream kitchen. The Food Hall is her favorite section and can talk endlessly about baking mixes and bakeware. When not at work her every moment, not surprisingly, is still very much about food. She’s honing her skills at pastry school, attending food events, meeting chefs and vendors and out in search of the best pastries and desserts. She dreams of Pierre Herme macarons and Gerard Mulot croissants. www.deliciouslynoted.com.