Whimsical & Formal
Layering pattern on pattern creates drama.
Mix different sets of formal dinnerware to create an unexpected look that plays up tradition yet feels current. Set out platters or bowls with seasonal fruit or vegetables as table decor. Here, a plate of oranges sets off the tones in the tablecloth. Brushed-gold utensils with teardrop-shaped handles are a formal touch that enhances the drama of the place settings.