Mixing Materials [3 Must Know Tips for a Stunning Dining Table Experience]

Material Possessions Winnetka IL - Featuring our Festiva Champagne Bucket & Luna Round Bowl
Material Possessions Winnetka IL – Featuring our Festiva Champagne Bucket & Luna Round Bowl

Whether you are getting ready to do some home entertaining or planning an intimate brunch for your girlfriends this weekend, a great way to win the applause of guests and family alike is setting a beautifully dressed table.  Designing a captivating table can be as simple as using decorative objects from other rooms in your home, gathering cuttings from your backyard, and mixing materials in unexpected ways.  Your personal style will produce an inviting table that your guests will love and enjoy.

Mixing Materials

If you plan on an abundant centerpiece, keep decorations to a minimum. A dining table becomes overcrowded quickly with dinnerware, cutlery, glassware and linens.  We recommend setting these down first and work around. Different materials offer texture and visual interest. If your dinnerware is plain white it will look stunning with colorful, textured linens.  Blue and white plates, a favorite of many, are serene with natural open-weave place mats.  We love tall crystal candle holders in varying heights. They create an exciting composition with the extra bonus of never interfering with cross-table conversations!

Dress Up Individual Place Settings

Nice Place Setting dining, entertaining- MJD

After the table scheme is created it’s important not to forget to add interest and decor to individual place settings. Dress up each seat with a lovely decorative accent such as a beautiful napkin ring, place card, or natural leaf. This extra touch will make your guests feel special and enhance the overall look of your table.

Add Plenty of Sparkle and Shine

Our hammered stainless steel designs are stunning additions to any fête.  At an afternoon brunch the shimmering surfaces sparkle. At an evening dinner party they glow with candle light.  Whether you set small Luna Bowls for individual guests, a pair of classic Paloma Salt & Pepper Shakers, or an oversized Mesa Tray for your entrée- you can never go wrong having bright stainless steel serveware on your table.  The ease of care and the beauty of the metal will allow you to relax with your family and friends and let the magic begin!

HFE 001 - Festiva Ice Bucket 6½ x 6¾ x 5¾
Festiva Ice Bucket – The perfect sparkling addition to hold the perfect sparkling wine