Today we’re showcasing the beauty of a simple, refreshing table setting, especially as we get ready to welcome the warmest season of the year! Start with a few basic ingredients and experiment with special touches, but remember that less is more if you want the food to take center stage. Whether you prefer light, bright and crisp or warm and inviting, we’ve got you covered. Scroll down for an easy, affordable way to
The formula for a beautiful summer table: white dinner plates + appetizer plates in a contrasting color + interesting greenery. As you’ll see below, simply by changing up the flatware, the napkins, and the centerpiece receptacle, you can get two entirely different looks.
Our dinner plates are a discontinued pattern from
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Look #1: Crisp and Whimsical
The first table setting features napkins with a dash pattern, as well as silver flatware. The look is cool and crisp, while the flowers and abstract napkin pattern combine to create a whimsical feel.
The green border on the napkins is repeated in the blue-green hue of the appetizer plate, while the rosy tint of the pink peppercorn on the appetizer cracker mirrors the purple edges of the centerpiece greenery:
The napkins were purchased from Arro Home (no longer available), but check out
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Warm and Inviting
Gold flatware and linen napkins put a warm spin on the table setting below, while a brass bowl replaces the glass vase for the centerpiece. The white plates keep the look light and refreshing for summer, as does the minimalist look of the place setting. Placing the napkin on the dinner plate downplays the stark white hue while punctuating the teal appetizer dishes.
The brass bowl is a CB2 find, and you can get a similar look with
The linen napkins were a bargain buy at an outlet, but this season there are plenty of options to choose from. This
When it comes to today’s featured table settings, which is your favorite: the crisp, whimsical table at the top of the post or the warm-toned table setting below?
We at Decoist wish you and yours a wonderful summer, filled with many delicious meals!