Place Settings With Personality
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.
KNOTS OYKNOT Monkey Fist Knots, from $5. CHAIRS Monarch Specialities Inc. Side Chair III in Silver Galvanized, $240 for a set of two.
DINNERWARE Richard Brendon Patternity Rimmed Charger, $170, and Blue Band Rimmed Dinner Plate, $80. Caskata Artisanal Home School of Fish Dessert/Salad Plate in Blue, $135 for a set of four. GLASSWARE Nason Moretti Glasses in Blue, $68. Blue Modern Goblets, $32.50. FLATWARE Crate and Barrel Eva Zeisel Flatware, $40 for a five-piece setting. LINENS SFERRA Festival Table Runner in Red, $48 (15" by 72"). Kim Seybert Pom Pom Napkins in White/Navy/Red, $64 for a set of four.
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.
DINNERWARE Oscar de la Renta Home Marbleized Charger, $135. Canvas Home Abbesses Plate in Green, $14 (medium). Alison Evans Ceramics Small Oyster Plate in Mint & Charcoal, $50. GLASSWARE Waterford Marquis Vintage Ombre Iced Beverage Glasses in Green, $59 for a set of four (in assorted colors). FLATWARE Sur La Table Dubost Olive Wood Flatware, $70 for a five-piece setting. LINENS Deborah Rhodes Linen Lace Edge Napkin, $40, and Begonia Leaf Place Mat, $85.
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.
DINNERWARE Blue Door Ceramics Ceramic Dinner Plates in Off White, $140 for a set of four. Sheree Blum Jacquie Kay Dessert Plate in Aqua, $22. GLASSWARE & FLATWARE Anthropologie Georgette Glassware in Gold, $18, and Vika Sky Flatware in Gold, $48 for a five-piece setting. FAVORS Bulls Bay Saltworks Carolina Flake Salt, $15 (4 oz.).
LINENS Deborah Rhodes Tahitian Border Place Mats in Aqua, $30. Abigails Tie Dye Linen Napkins in Aqua, $62 for a set of four.