Cover the table with a white linen tablecloth, then add a burlap runner topped with lace as a subtle nod to the vintage-inspired theme. Add a feminine touch by building on a foundation of pretty pastel hues.
To create this look, search your favorite vintage stores for glassware and dessert plates with pink or gold detailing. Use a basic white dinner plate on the bottom of every place setting. Top it with a geometric napkin (these are made from fabric purchased from Quadrille, Inc.) and the vintage plates. Repurpose the printable invitations as menu cards to top off each place setting.
On HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes, designer Sandra Espinet even decked out Brooke Burke's outdoor cabana for the holidays. Inside the cabana, a rustic dinner table is set with white tableware and adorned with stunning ivory floral arrangements.
Celebrate the fall season with an all-American palette of red, white and blue with a warm, autumnal twist. To add a touch of texture, layer bright reds and blues with table cloths, napkins and placemats made of natural materials.
Select meaningful keepsakes as party favors and double them as napkin rings for the party. While figurines work well, tree ornaments are an even better option due to their attached ribbon. Simply loop the hanging ribbon or string around the napkin, and position the keepsake in place.
Stack plates with antique silver flatware passed down from Grandma, or pick up some budget-friendly serving pieces from a local flea market to add into your existing modern mix. Here, we used family heirlooms that stem back four generations.
Take a tone-on-tone approach to your fall table with an ensemble packed with shades and tints of the same color. To keep the overall look from becoming flat, introduce a mix of materials through glassware, textiles, vessels and wooden accessories.
A gray plaid tablecloth is accessorized with brightly colored flowers and metallic accessories to create a stunning holiday table setting. Traditional holiday plaid plates glass stemware display colorful appetizers and drinks.
Traditional table settings donâ€™t have to be overly formal or lacking in individuality. Put a modern twist on traditional style with highly contrasted colors and classic patterns, such as botanicals or florals, in a larger scale.
Designer Sandra Espinet avoids the standard red and green Christmas decor for Brooke Burke's home in favor of a truly white Christmas experience. HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes captures the gorgeous details of Sandra's design, such as this elegant table setting.
Take the formality out of your dining room with a more casual approach to setting the table. In place of fine china and monogrammed napkins, try using colorful cloth napkins, bright placemats and melamine plates and bowls.
Natural light is the key to ensuring the proper color values of each tone; however, when a white-on-white tablescape is lit artificially or with candlelight, each shade will be strongly influenced by bulbs or flames, causing the colors to read more warmly with yellow undertones.
A glass vase full of oranges adds another layer of color to this patio table. A dark-blue-and-white patterned runner is complemented by bright blue and green cloth napkins and white plates, making for a perfect arrangement for alfresco dining.
Nothing evokes a summer feel quite like starfish and seashells. HGTV fan single_mom_on_a_budget dressed up her shabby chic dining room with her favorite beach elements in mind. She incorporated seashells into her year-round china display and then turned the dining table into a dreamy setup for four. Celebrate summer by creating a seasonal table setup of seashells, starfish, candles and small driftwood pieces. Invite people over for seafood favorites, like grilled fish, pan-roasted scallops and coconut shrimp, to go with the warm-weather theme.