A stunning tablescape can help set the tone for a dinner party. It conveys whether the event is formal or casual or if there is a theme or special occasion being celebrated. It also gives you an idea of the hostess' or host's overall style, along with their use of dinnerware, accessories and centerpieces.
The elements of a tablescape shouldn't be an afterthought. An engaging table requires intention and planning. If you aren't sure of the best way to pull a table setting together and are planning an upcoming dinner party, we are here to help with inspiration and a few practical tips on how to create a fabulous tablescape.
Take this casual yet elegant summer setting. It's simple and doesn't involve a lot of accessories, but yet it's still classy and beautiful. The way it's set also gives guests an idea of what to expect: a casual summer afternoon with the grill fired up. The centerpiece is simple and understated, which further alludes to the casual atmosphere the hosts are trying to create.
If you like the look of this summer tablescape and would like to re-create something similar for an upcoming summer dinner party, here's how you can get the look yourself.
For additional help, download this helpful list from our design team with tips and suggestions for creating a fabulous tablescape, including basic rules for place settings.