Seasonal Settings

Create a holiday tabletop with colors from a coastal palette.

Seasonal Settings
Photo: Jean Allsopp

Cool Blues
Silver accents sparkle when paired with dinnerware in watery hues. Arzberg Tric Caribic plates, mug and saucer, and coffeepot, etabletop; 212/251-0621 or etabletop.com. Silver pinecone, Still Life Gifts; 800/211-2511 or e-mail realleaves@stilllifegifts.com.

Natural Neutrals
Texture―from smooth mother-of-pearl to rough pebbles―adds interest to a soft, white setting. Odeon Platinum Tone dinnerware, Target; 800/591-3869 or target.com. Black Shagreen flatware, Asiaphile; 818/550-1450 or asiaphile.com. Twig and round white napkin rings, salt and pepper shakers, and mercury-glass votives, At Home Furnishings; 205/879-3510. The Fish sea horse napkin ring, Bijoux de la Mer; bijouxdelamer.com. White Stone table runner, Viva Terra; 800/233-6011 or vivaterra.com. Candleholders, Michael Aram; 212/461-6903 or michaelaram.com.

Sea Greens
Who needs red? Gleaming emerald barware elevates ordinary holiday entertaining. Ice bucket and tongs, Table Matters; 866/861-0125 or table-matters.com. Cipriani green cordial glass, Vietri; vietri.com. Facet glasses in Green, Champagne flutes, and "crystal" stopper, Slant; slantcollections.com. TranSglass vase and three cups, Artecnica; impulseenterprises.com. Bottle opener, At Home Furnishings; 205/879-3510.

Bold Black and White
Go for drama with starkly contrasting plates and accessories. Hammered-metal accents complement the theme. Seychelles Black dinnerware, Philippe Deshoulieres; michaelcfina.com. Solar Palazzo napkins, Dransfield & Ross; 212/741-7278 or dransfieldandross.biz. Fish plate, Jonathan Adler; 800/963-0891 or jonathanadler.com. Votives, Beach Dwelling; 800/941-9690 or beachdwelling.com.

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