Set a stylish table with one of our distinctly coastal tabletops, or mix and match for a look all your own.
1 of 8Producer: Heather Chadduck , Photo: Charles Walton IV
Coral & Shimmer
Multitone flatware is a great way to introduce gold accents to the table. The combination of this rustic table surface and the refined serving elements create a high-low decorating mix.
Get the look: Linen Napkin in White with Faux Suede Trim in Orange, $45, Archipelago; 212/334-9460. Lotus Plate in Persimmon Orange; No longer available. Place Mat; similar at CrateandBarrel.com; No longer available. Gold Corsica, $230 for a 65-piece set, Wallace Silversmiths; Macys.com. Coral Bush, $23; rolandsofcalifornia.com. Flourish Tags, $5, Martha Stewart Crafts from Michaels; michaels.com for locations. Atom Art Bowl in Red, $8, anthropologie.com. Paillette Flute and Goblet in Gold, $384 and $392 for a set of four, graciousstyle.com.
2 of 8Producer: Heather Chadduck , Photo: Charles Walton IV
Maps, Rope, & Wicker
This vintage maritime table setting was inspired by the colors found in old nautical charts. Vary the size of the bottles and woven patterns on the wicker casings so they look collected over time. Use twine to attach these metal anchors to the napkin. Tied with a simple bow, they’re a great gift for guests.
Get the look: Linen Napkin in White with Zig Zag Stitch in Aqua, $40, Archipelago; 212/334-9460. Pacific Dishware in Sand, Seafoam, and Seablue, $25.50 to $39 for a five-piece place setting; atticushome.com for retailers (available in white). 116SCTR Long Island Sound Maps; No longer available. Copper Rope Flatware; No longer available. Wicker Bottles, antique. For a similar look, try ballarddesigns.com. Cast Iron Anchor, $5.90 each; areohome.com.
3 of 8Producer: Julia Rutland , Photo: Jean Allsopp
Silver accents sparkle when paired with dinnerware in watery hues.
Get the look: Arzberg Tric Caribic plates, mug and saucer, and coffeepot, etabletop; 212/251-0621 or etabletop.com. Silver pinecone, $33, Still Life Gifts; 800/211-2511 or stilllifegifts.com. Kate Spade Larabee Dot flatware, Macy’s; 800/289-6229 or macys.com.
4 of 8Producer: Julia Rutland , Photo: Jean Allsopp
Texture―from smooth mother-of-pearl to rough pebbles―adds interest to a soft, white setting.
Get the look: Odeon Platinum Tone dinnerware, Target; No longer available. Black Shagreen flatware, Gail DeLoach; 818/550-1450 or shop.gaildeloach.com. Twig napkin rings, salt and pepper shakers, and mercury-glass votives, At Home Furnishings; 205/879-3510. White Stone table runner, Viva Terra; No longer available.
5 of 8Producer: Julia Rutland , Photo: Jean Allsopp
Bold Black and White
Go for drama with starkly contrasting plates and accessories. Hammered-metal accents complement the theme.
Get the look: Africana pedestal candle stands, martini shaker, dinnerware, and flatware, Michael Aram; No longer available. Solar Palazzo napkins, Dransfield & Ross; 212/741-7278 or dransfieldandross.biz. Fish plate, Jonathan Adler; 800/963-0891 or jonathanadler.com. Votives, Beach Dwelling; No longer available.
6 of 8Photo: Jim Franco , Styling: Amber Furst and Linda Hirst
Fill multiple vases with flowers of varying shades of yellow to add dimension to your place setting while still keeping things looking uniform.