The Mix-and-Match Tablescape

It’s no secret that our Home Editorial Director, Eddie Ross, knows a thing or two about setting a mean table. Don’t believe us? Just check out this month’s Lonny Magazine, featuring a tablescape for a cozy winter luncheon styled by Eddie himself. The bold color combos show Eddie has mastered the art of mixing and matching – and now, he shares his tips.

Mix & Match Table

Photo credit: Patrick Cline

Embrace a vibrant tablecloth. It’s the simplest way to take something inherited – like generations-old china – and instantly infuse a cool factor.

Look for color in other places. Set out some colored glasses, or add patterned napkins. In January, when things are dreariest, a bright and colorful home adds instant cheer.

Think outside the box. In Eddie’s words, “Sometimes rules are made to be broken. Break up sets up china, use something casual with something formal, play with patterns.” The best mix-and-match successes transform classic pieces into something totally unique.

To get started on a colorful tablescape of your own, check out our Be Bold, Be Bright: The Hue-Happy Table Boutique, open now. And don’t miss Lonny Magazine’s January/February edition for even more color-happy wisdom from Eddie.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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January 16, 2013