Photo Gallery: Table Decorations
A table laden with textures, colours and patterns is the perfect spot for a flavourful meal. Keeping the table setting mainly monochromatic lets the natural colours of your food take centre stage.
Tiffany-blue patterned linens and simple white china on an unadorned, dark-wood table let details like this rosette napkin ring shine.
See the entire beachfront Vancouver home of Darci Illich, a designer and co-owner of The Cross, in our November 2009 issue.
It doesn’t matter if china is rimmed with platinum or gold — old silverware goes with everything. Choosing silverware that echoes the china pattern is a sophisticated way to tie together a place setting. Here, the handle detail on the heirloom silver complements the four-petal flower pattern on the salad plate.
Inexpensive elements add up to a delicious display that elevates an informal get-together. Create a singular statement by tucking a tree branch or resin antler among the pedestals. A modern pendant light keeps the look fresh.
Get more centerpiece ideas in our December 2009 issue.
Create an elegant place setting by layering dried fern fronds between sleek earthenware chargers and clear glass plates. Add upscale polish with heirloom silverware, but mix it with chunky antique horn-handled cutlery, an artfully rumpled linen table runner and smoky glass tumblers for a more casual ambiance.
Place a tiny evergreen seedling at each seat to serve as both a placecard and a thank-you gift for guests. Bundled in black burlap and tied with twine, the offering is a gesture that’s both eco- and economically-friendly.