Michael Tavano’s impeccable and fanciful tablescapes have turned into a venture of their own, making Michael the go-to entertainment guru for celebrity dinner parties from the east coast to the west.
What or who inspires your work? I’m very inspired by nature and its amazing ability to mix colors. Think of a summer sunset with rich shades of purple, violet, fuchsia and even orange. Or a winter garden – all the shades of beige, white, gray and maybe a glimpse or flash of a red berry. It’s perfect. Fashion inspires me too, especially the textures. I love cutouts, overlays, woven textiles and hand embroidery. How can you not get inspired?