DidriksTaryn Collins

Weekly Table Setting: A French Influence

DidriksTaryn Collins
Weekly Table Setting: A French Influence

Throughout the course of the summer, we have spent a lot of time highlighting color - big, bold hues with tons of pop. Today, we've taken it down several notches, with this soft, subtle setting and a touch of French influence.

Weekly Table Setting: A French Influence

The dinnerware featured here is from the French porcelain brand Pillivuyt, which has a crisp, clean aesthetic. Paired with a smattering of other pieces, it works together just so, and creates a really pleasant, cohesive setting.

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Shown above is the Pillivuyt Porcelain Eared Onion Soup Bowl, front and center. The soup bowl is set over a Pillivuyt Porcelain Brasserie Pasta/Soup Bowl, with a Libeco Home Napoli Vintage Napkin in Fog layered in between.

Weekly Table Setting: A French Influence

Underneath the dinnerware, we used these dynamic Chilewich Basketweave Rectangular Placemats in White & Black. We also included the David Mellor Embassy Flatware for a touch of stainless steel flair, and pleasing contrast.

Weekly Table Setting: A French Influence

Weekly Table Setting: A French Influence

For glassware, we used two pieces from the Schott Zwiesel Pure collection, the Long Drink and the Cabernet Glass. Both are fairly versatile - the long drink glass great for anything from ice water to a summer spritzer.

Weekly Table Setting: A French Influence

In the center of the table, we filled an Alessi Dressed Tray with an assortment of items, including a Pillivuyt Porcelain Covered Butter Tray, two Simon Pearce Royalton Appetizer Plates with the Ruffle design, and a duo from the Sabre Tortoise collection, the Small Cheese Knife and the Butter Spreader. We also placed a Sabre Old Fashioned Tea Spoon in Aubergine at the top of each setting.

Weekly Table Setting: A French Influence

Weekly Table Setting: A French Influence

Overall, a change from the usual lately, but we really like it. In the coming weeks, you can expect to see some heartier fall colors working their way back in - can't believe it's almost the season!