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Nov
2013
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Homeowner resources

Tablescapes for every taste

Whether you’re planning a sophisticated affair or a fun family get-together, your table settings are a chance to set the tone and impress your guests. Searching for the perfect centerpiece idea to dress up your chic birthday soirée? Want to add some color and whimsy to a drab dining room? No matter your style, these beautiful tablescapes will provide plenty of ideas and inspiration.  

Modern

Layered geometric table settings achieve a contemporary look while creating interest and drama. A glass bowl filled with fruit is an easy, modern alternative to traditional flower centerpiece ideas; the pears on this table pop against the blue table settings and mirror the decorative paintings. Fun, patterned fabrics in bright, unexpected colors add a visual counterpoint to minimalist table decorations. 

Modern table setting

 


Traditional

When it comes to tablescapes, traditional doesn’t have to mean boring. Transform simple, elegant table settings with striking details. The dark, richly colored glassware used to decorate this table attracts the eye while maintaining a traditional shape. A dining room table in a warm, neutral color provides the perfect backdrop for customary cream or white dishes and linens. Traditional flower centerpieces get new life with elegant glass vases in organic shapes.  

Traditional table setting

 


Playful

Splashes of color are a playful accent to any table setting. Red is a natural choice, as it stimulates the appetite when used in small doses. White dishes create a blank canvas for vibrant napkins, placemats and glassware. To maintain a cohesive space, be sure to infuse your tablescape with colors already found in your dining room fabrics. For a playful centerpiece idea, create tall floral or natural arrangements in lively, complimentary colors.

Playful table setting

 


Romantic

Perfectly hued roses and complimentary candles make this tablescape a romantic vision. Individual flower arrangements make flowers easier to handle and create a thoughtful, personalized touch. Smaller, lower vases like these don’t block conversation across the table and allow for a more intimate atmosphere. Candles in subtle colors create a sense of warmth and soften your table settings. Look for linens in pastels, pinks and creams to create a romantic dining experience that’s suitable for every day. 

Romantic table setting

 

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