The charming breakfast nook includes seating for four with lovely pink and green table settings and upholstered pink floral dining chairs. An ornate chandelier with tasseled ends hangs above to illuminate the small dining area.
This outdoor dining area features a rectangular dining table with weathered wood chairs. Gray and white place settings line the table, along with small tea lights that provide a faint glow. Open doors and a large window area provide immediate access to the kitchen.
The exposed brick above the sitting room in this apartment gives the space character. Even though the space is small, designers have incorporated a large chair and a small side table. The ledge that frames the exposed brick also provides extra space for decorating and setting a cup of tea.
Don’t forget to top off your entertainment space (especially your place setting!) with your own style for a one-of-a-kind feel.
“Incorporating small personalized touches to place settings, like fresh fruit or brightly patterned bowls, is an easy, budget-friendly way to make your table scape feel more intimate and special,” Jenny says.
Mixing up the colors of a matching set in bright sherbet hues, as seen with this bistro table and chairs, works particularly well in a verdant outdoor setting. The heart-shaped chairs are sweet reminders of yesteryear, and the small round table can serve for a romantic dinner in the garden.
No table setting is complete without flowers. Opt for readily-available flowers and keep the arrangements simple and unobtrusive. Here, white and dual-toned cream and pink roses are placed in low cube vases and small apothecary bottles.
The open space surrounding this glass dining table brings a spacious feel to the small set up. An animal hide rug adds personality and texture to the smooth, stylish look of the table setting. Hot pink napkins and a centerpiece of orchids add a lovely pop of color. A wet bar with stainless steel seating is just within reach.
In this smaller New York City home, space was at a premium and the dining area was very close to the entryway. The table and pendant help define it and keep it separate but harmonious as people come into the house. The dining table was customized by adding copper table legs to a wood tabletop. The designers picked up the copper accents in the lighting and place settings.
Decorative plates are mounted together to create an accent section in the black subway tile wall of this dining room. The french country look of the plate designs contrasts the sleek contemporary look of the black. Simple wood tables with matching chairs make up the dining section. The tables are topped with white napkins and small details to create place settings.
This traditional kitchen combines comfort and style to create a space for the whole family. A small breakfast nook with fabric-covered chairs features a warm metallic pendant light above the round wooden table and bench. Ornate chandeliers light up the blue kitchen island with marble countertop and place settings for three guests.
At a large table (this one seats eight) consider using several small centerpieces rather than a single grand one. Here, a glass bowl filled with crabapples creates a low centerpiece while silver cups brimming with peach rosebuds add color and interest to each place setting. Image courtesy of Blackberry Farm; Photography by beall + thomas