We hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day yesterday! As a bit of a detox from the day of love, with all those loud red and pink hues, we have a completely neutral table setting to share with you today. We based the entire setting off of a nude and sand color palate, mixing in some stainless steel accents, and different shades of beige. For the dinnerware, we used two separate collections with the same glaze, to show how well you can mix and match pieces with different shapes from different lines, while still displaying a cohesive setting. The resulting table is cool and calm, and ready to be dressed up with an elegant meal!
Each individual setting began with a Chilewich Oval Bamboo Tablemat in Dune. These textural placemats are extremely versatile, and look good with a variety of settings. We used linen napkins from the Libeco Home Frascati Collection in Fig and White. Silverware was a stainless steel set, the David Mellor Embassy Flatware 5-piece setting.
The dinnerware setting included pieces from the Alessi Dressed collection and the Alessi Bavero collection - the Bavero Dinner Plate and the Dressed 6-inch Bowl. The soft, curved edges of the Dressed bowl nicely complimented the subtle down-turned edges of the Bavero plate, creating a pleasing contrast of shapes while maintaining the same color scheme.
In the center of the table we set an Alessi Tonale Large Bowl with an Alessi Mami Serving Spoon and a Serving Fork. The Tonale bowl introduced a bit more color and dimension to the table, with it's modern design and straight, high sides.
Continuing on with the Alessi trend, we used Alessi Glass Family Water Glasses for each setting, which like the Tonale bowl, have tall, straight sides, and a sleek, simple look. Under the water glasses sat Culinarium Concrete Coasters in Grey, locally-made coasters that also come in white, and really fit just about any setting.
To display the Alessi Bavero Mugs, we used an Alessi Tonale Wooden Plate as a platter, which added more dimension to the table, and also brought a new texture to the mix. The wood livened up the setting, and gave it a touch of warmth.
And to round it all out, this tall Alessi Crevasse Vase towered above it all, looking rather stately and certainly making an impression. It tied together with the flatware to make this setting complete.