Setting the Scene
Give your next dinner party a boost with these sumptuous place settings
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For breakfast, lunch or dinner, this charming place setting will evoke feelings of simpler, more elegant times. Use your fine china or don’t—there are plenty of places in town to pick up pieces that have the look of antiques so you don’t have to sacrifice your own. Mix muted tones with one bold pattern to keep the look from feeling too dated. And don’t be afraid to get creative with napkin presentation and accessories. The possibilities are endless!
Where to buy: Barrio Collection dinner plate, $18, Barrio Collection side plate, $12, Anthea napkin, $8, Helianthus goblet, $8, all from Anthropologie; Ava flute glass, $4.99, World Market; carved architectural charger, $12.50, Pottery Barn; linen placemat, $13, The Kitchen Gallery; Magnolia jacquard tablecloth, $48, Anthropologie; silverware, photographer’s own.
Photos by Chris Hynes