Photo Gallery: Spring-Inspired Table Settings
Create a fresh tablescape this season.
A weathered barnboard table is the perfect setting for an outdoor brunch.
No need for formal napkins or grand floral arrangements — keep the look casual with tea towel runners and a few potted succulents. Golden cutlery adds a sparkling vintage touch.
Dashes of orange, turquoise, gold and white add a touch of summertime to the table.
A dainty chinoiserie bowl looks youthful when paired with contemporary floral-print napkins. For a budget-friendly centerpiece, place wild flowers in a vintage mason jar, creating a perfect casual-chic arrangement.
Use fresh outdoor hues for a vibrant table.
To create your own enticing green feast, mix mossy or vegetal greens with hits of emerald or jade tones, incorporating dishes, glassware and other vessels with charming botanical shapes and motifs. As an earthy foundation for your repast, choose an appealingly “muddy” tablecloth in taupe or light brown linen. Accessorize individual settings with green-trimmed linen napkins and tiny transparent vases filled with sprays of cuttings such as Queen Anne’s lace.
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A fresh cottage look with nordic flair.
A crisp blue and white palette feels clean and light. Linen tablecloths layered over a weathered farmhouse table offer a casual look. The large ceramic bowl filled with fresh flowers is a spring tabletop must.
Simple white plates keep the focus on the fresh seasonal food.
For a buffet-style party, keep costs low by using the glassware and dishes you already have. Create a big impact with colour, without commitment, by framing a large piece of wallpaper or fabric. Finish off the look with matching flowers and napkins.
Channel a rustic, English look for your table.
This table setting is understated and modern — with just a dash of gratuitous adornment in the napkin rings and flowers.
Feminine flourishes look gorgeous in cool seasonal hues.
Tiffany-blue patterned linens and simple white china on an unadorned, dark-wood table let details like this rosette napkin ring shine.
A delicate table setting in blue and gold dress up a country-inspired space.
Early 18th-century French architectural prints reveal designer Anne Hepfer's passion for architecture. Black frames add contrast while the artwork's off-white colour pairs nicely with the creamy accents in the room.
Key pieces in neutral hues add to this nature-inspired tabletop.
Different patterns in the same colour scheme add depth without being overwhelming. A small silver bird and a pewter dish holding tiny blue robin's eggs cleverly reference the accent plate's pattern.
To add sparkle to a tablescape, top place settings with tall glass cloches.
Chairs from a set of 1950s lounge furniture — their cushions reupholstered in cheery yellow — surround a trio of elegant grey-painted pedestal tables.
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