Building Blocks: Tablescaping 101
Edition 02: Tips for styling a celebratory table setting.
In our series, Building Blocks, we go back to the basics, exploring and unpacking the mainstays of the home and kitchen. With our fifth birthday coming up, we couldn't think of a better time to share our go-to tips for styling a celebratory table.
1. Consider playing with textures
One of our favorite ways to add texture to a table setting is through thoughtful dinnerware selection. Try mixing and matching glossy and matte-finished pieces with some textured or unglazed ceramics for variety and visual interest.
Our pick: The Place Setting
2. Candles are your friend
Think of them as ambiance-creators (that also smell great — aside from the food, of course). Scatter a few tealights for subtle accent lighting or opt for tapered candlesticks to add some elegance and height to the table.
3. Make room for flowers
A floral arrangement can serve as the perfect fresh and fragrant centerpiece while individual flowers and greenery tucked into your napkins make for an eye-catching accent to your place setting—eucalyptus, berry branches, and ranunculas are our go-tos.
Our pick: The Linen Napkins
4. Sprinkle in pops of color
Whether it's through your cutlery, glassware, dinnerware or all of the above, color sets the tone for the table. We like starting with a few neutral pieces (like our Linen Tablecloth in Sable or Cloud) and drawing inspiration from the season when choosing palettes and pops of color.
Our picks: The Table Knives and The Full Glass