Saturday, November 5, 2011

Table Settings for Every Style


Grounded by neutral colors and natural fibers, bold coral and turquoise are allowed to shine.


"It's great to have a signature style as a hostess, but I always add a surprise or twist. In this case, I added a punch of color.


Natural fibers and textures -- from the wicker chairs to the woven placemats -- lend a cozy feel to this cottage dining area. The iron lantern overhead is a rustic substitute for the standard chandelier.


For a gathering in the garden, white tables and chairs adorned with cheery linens steal the show. Choose a color palette (such as pink, green, and white), and then mix and match floral patterns.


Just because a get-together is laidback doesn't mean it can't be beautiful. Seasonal herbs and flowers, quaint table linens, and soft candlelight set the scene for an intimate gathering.


Make a large dining room feel more intimate with a warm and inviting tablescape. Rich colors mixed with sterling silver pieces give the setting an aged patina.


Bright blues and crisp linens say "coastal" with out going overboard. Groupings of large seashells and casual flower arrangements are just right for an alfresco meal.


This elegant mirrored table sets off the pinks, greens, and golds of the setting. New glassware and placemats are mixed with traditional china and silver for a glamorous vintage feel.

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