Putting together a table setting is like putting together the perfect outfit – the possibilities are endless. This season, embrace a color scheme that never goes out of style: blue and white. Whether your taste is traditional, classic, rustic, modern or unclassifiable, this timeless trend looks good on every table.
Set out the Platters
When it comes to serving platters, it’s time to embrace pattern play! Stripes, dots and flower designs flow seamlessly when you stick to a refined color palette. (We’re looking at you, blue and white.) This can’t-go-wrong color combination feels especially fresh in the spring and summer months.
Fill Classic, Sparkling Stemware
With tableware taking center stage, opt for classic stemware that complements your grand display and gives your gathering a countryside flair. If you’re looking to evoke a more casual feel, glassware in varying scales and sizes will do just that.
Position the Plates
There’s no one-size-fits-all formula when it comes to positioning your plates. Stack dinnerware in various patterns, shapes and sizes for an unfussy feel your guests will love, or skip chargers for a stand-alone look.
Put out Antique-Inspired Flatware
This table setting is all about the details, and what better way to take on an unexpected, elegant look than with antique-inspired flatware? Here’s your chance to break rules, if you wish: Try scattering forks about for a comforting summertime spread.
Layer Casual Indigo Linens
Nothing says “spring” like a table layered with color and texture. Indigo linens work to pull the table together without feeling overly styled or formal. Leave your linens unpressed – and keep it simple!
Create Contrast with Natural Fibers
Natural materials pair effortlessly with blue and white. Take the opportunity to embrace bamboo utensils and woven placemats. If you’re hosting a dinner party, consider handmade floral table settings accented with twine. Get crafty with your table, and don’t be afraid to experiment with a D.I.Y. project (or two!).
Now that you have the elements, why not watch our video showing you step-by-step how to create this classic and timeless tabletop motif!