Who says your place setting has to match? Your tabletop should mirror your personal style, event and meal. We are excited to share how one classic place setting can be transformed into four completely different looks. We take a beautiful classically casual setting, to contemporary chic, to just all-out lovely, to rich sophistication for dinner parties with friends, family and colleagues. So the question is, “Which setting defines your style?”
Bering’s tabletop tip: Arrange table settings with 24 inches between settings to avoid crowding.
Bering’s China Consultant, Jennifer Voss, selected the “oh so pretty” Juliska Berry & Thread table setting to serve as the common thread throughout the four tabletop selections. In this first setting, style meets tradition with a rattan charger by Artifacts Trading, with a blue and white Karen Lee Ballard, Kent Garden toile placemat and napkin. Juliska’s Isabella Tulip red and white wine goblets add a delicate sparkle and dimension to the setting, with Le Perle Couzon flatware framing the dishes with a hint of shine. …And we cannot forget the pretty simplicity of Lappas’ silver plated napkin ring. This tabletop is sure to make any guest feel at home!
Traditional Beauty Tabletop
Now that you’ve laid the foundation with a nice assortment of white china, you can start mixing it up with little hints of color and varying patterns. We love the aptly named “Sunday Brunch Tabletop” chosen by Bering’s associate Kyle Story. The white Juliska Berry & Thread is complimented with an Ice Blue dessert plate and an Annie Glass charger…Perfection! This jewel of a setting is grounded with a Jacobean Kiwi placemat with Bamboo Aqua napkin, by Deborah Rhodes, and Kim Seybert’s sequin flower napkin ring. (This is a staff favorite!) The crystal is none other than Juliska’s Graham Footed goblets, with a sleek finishing touch of Waterford’s Power’s Court flatware. Time to pick up our fork and tap our goblet to announce a toast to this Juliska jewel!!
Sunday Brunch Tabletop
Talk about a change of pace!! This contemporary chic tabletop is sure to catch anyone’s eye. (Let’s just hope you have enough entrees and sides to serve on all the dishes!) We were inspired with the many layers this look offered. From Sybaritic Industries, Anaconda black square placemat to the Rogaska, Omega champagne saucer- it is an artistic attraction. We especially love the Pickard, Signature Collection charger (available with or without monogram), and Juliska’s Pewter Stoneware dinner and round side plates. The white Sfera linen napkin and Lappas napkin ring round out the look with Waterford’s Merrill flatware. Cheers, dinner is served!
Contemporary Chic Tabletop
Lastly, when we “think green” we do not limit it to our eco-friendly practices! This elegant tabletop will win over any critic with its unique twist. The Juliska Berry & Thread dinner plate is nicely wedged between a Philippe Deshoulieres bread plate (J’adore!), and Anna Weatherley’s New Green charger. Doesn’t the gold trim just set it off?! The layering effect is complete with Sferra’s white linen placemat and Kim Seybert’s double layered napkins, the Green Silk Organza and White Embroidered linen are held tightly by Table Art’s, Pink Gold Bay Leaf napkin holder. While the rest of the pieces speak for themselves, it is only fair to brag about the beautiful flat ware and crystal! The flatware is Ricci’s Japanese Bird & Butterfly, which is nicely adorned by Waterford’s Colleen Essence goblets.
The best part is that all but four pieces of all of these settings are dishwasher safe! After all, the host should be just as excited about dinner as the guests!!
Until the next Bering’s Home visit!
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