Setting a table with a modern, contemporary vibe is easier than you might think. The rules for a "perfect matching" table don't apply. Opt for bright colors, bold patterns, and clean lines. Don't be afraid to mix and match your pieces. Green and blue plates can live in harmony with saffron and red cutlery as long as they have a bold, unifying tablecloth behind them. Mix your colors within each individual place setting or keep the setting the same color, but place a few different colored settings on the same table. Don't be afraid to adorn your table with unusual accents and lots of height!
Our Ingredients: Shown above, Phenome Flatware, $9 and up, Pasyphae Bleu Presentation Plate, $41, Pasyphae Nature Dessert Plate, $24, Pasyphae Bleu Individual Salad Bowl, $23. Legend Moss Linen Napkin, $11, Wood Napking Ring, $6, Marise Petite Casserole, $34 set of four (top left), Tanganyika Table Cloth, starting at $153.
Add an earthy, fun vibe to the table with gorgeous skewers in a tall bud vase, perfect for roasting smores after dinner. Shown above: Pico Red BBQ Skewers, $26 set of 6, Euphorie Ribbed Bud Vases, $17-$43.
Add in even more color with big statement dishes like casserole dishes and water pitchers. Shown Above: Romeo Amber Bubbled Pitcher, $59, Delicio Cheery Red Oven Casserole, $33, Pasyphae Bleu Salad Serving Bowl $63, Durance Salad Server Set, $37, Tinka Long Green Dish, $14.
Don't forget to see our previous tablescape...The Romantic Table. What tips and tricks have worked for you when setting a table?