Have fun with a no-rules approach to dressing your table this summer with these fashion-worthy plates. From botanical prints to bold blue hues, scroll down to discover 10 cheerful table settings that will elevate your alfresco dinner party.
Rattan is all the rage right now (just look to our editors’
favorite summer trends if you don’t believe us). This playful circular placemat emulates the easy, breezy vibes of summer, whether you’re dining on a picnic bench or in your formal dining room.
Products: Napkin, Linen Way; flatware, Hopson Grace; placemat, Zara Home; plate, Anthropologie; wineglass, water glass, Ikea
Yes, you can mix blue and black — and this classic display proves exactly why you should. A simple tablecloth and matte black flatware and drinking glasses keep the focus on the fun pattern play.
Products: Tablecloth, Ikea; napkin, CB2; dinner plate, wineglass, H&M Home; salad plate, jug, Saudade; flatware, Hopson Grace; tumbler, Home Société
Tart lemon and royal blue is a color match made in tablescape heaven. Go the extra mile by opting for wine and water glasses in the same zesty hue.
Products: Tablecloth, Les Indiennes; flatware, wineglass, water glass, Zara Home; plates, CB2; napkin, Crate & Barrel
This mesmerizing watercolor plate looks like it belongs in nature. Keep the rest of the setting more subdued with a rich blue plate and simple flatware.
Products: Napkin, plates, Crate & Barrel; flatware, Linen Chest; purple glass, Zara Home; stemless wineglass, William Ashley; fruit bowl, Ikea
Bohemian-meets-eclectic in this statement-making tablesetting, thanks to high-shine gold flatware, a zesty orange plate with paint-like splotches and a groovy 70s-inspired tablecloth.
Products: Tablecloth, Ten Thousand Villages; napkin, Hopson Grace; flatware, Zara Home; plate, platter, Saudade; black tumbler, H&M Home; yellow glass, EQ3
A monochrome palette is elevated when multiple patterns are in the mix. Create visual interest by layering different sized stripes.
Products: Placemat, Crate & Barrel; napkin, glass, Zara Home; dinner plate, EQ3; flatware, Home Société; black plate, Hopson Grace
If you’re looking to dip your toe into embracing
summer’s juiciest hues, serveware is the way to go. A neon napkin, shocking pink tumbler and cheeky striped plate belongs at a summer BBQ.
Products: Table, Ikea; napkin, Elte; plate, Holt Renfrew; flatware, Linen Chest; pink tumbler, Anthropologie; striped bowl, Saudade; jug, Pottery Barn
Bring the outdoors in with these whimsical plates adorned with colorful birds, botanicals and blooms. A cheerful gingham napkin and woven placemat nods to a blissful summer picnic.
Products: Tablecloth and napkin, Linen Way; placemat, Crate & Barrel; plates, William Ashley; flatware, Pottery Barn; glasses, Williams Sonoma
Scalloped edges, soft green hues and intricate patterns evoke vintage elegance in this feminine table setting.
Products: Tablecloth, VdeV Maison; napkin, Linen Way; salad plate, Tory Burch Home; scalloped dinner plate, olive dish, Williams Sonoma; flatware, Pottery Barn; glasses, Saudade
Let an eye-catching tablecloth steal the show with more simple serveware, like a matte plate and soup bowl in a dainty seashell pink, layered with a juicy orange napkin to tie it all together.
Products: Tablecloth, Zara Home; napkin, plate, soup bowl, Hopson Grace; flatware, William Ashley; wineglass, water glass, Williams Sonoma
Author: Victoria Christie
House & Home July 2019
Produced by Kai Ethier