Three standout ways to punch up a classic white plate with breezy, coastal style.
By: Rachael Burrow
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Classic red, white, and blue translate to a perfectly preppy setting with striped chargers, painted fish plates, and a bright runner. As a centerpiece, try a simple arrangement in a vintage oyster can. Tie flatware with rope and, for even more coastal style, add monkey's fist knots as table decor.
A tropical feel suffuses this monochromatic table setting, reminiscent of swaying vegetation. A leaf-inspired place mat grounds the setting's varying patterns and shades of green, while olive-wood flatware adds to the natural look. A sea urchin holds a succulent and a handwritten card for a bespoke take on the traditional dinner menu.
A table setting inspired by sandy hues and ocean blues makes you feel as though you're dining with beach-house style no matter where your table may be. Organic stoneware dinner plates, hand-cut glass accent plates, and abaca-fiber place mats pair well, all made from natural elements found on the shore. Gold touches in the flatware and glasses elevate the look. Use labeled jars of sea salt as place cards and favors.