Mix and Match: Metallics
Photography by cooks county

No holiday table would be complete sans a lustrous element or two – and while we usually look to decorative elements such as the centerpiece for this effect, this year we’re all for rethinking the basics. Whether you’re setting up a cozy brunch for four or an extravagant dinner party for 12, consider a more inventive approach to setting the table by mixing and matching! Inspired by the ever-so-elegant designs of Lenox, we set out to create a tablescape with a complementary scheme of mixed metallics and opulent blues. You can shop these Lenox collections and more here.

1. SET THE BACKDROP: Set the table with minimalism in mind. A solid backdrop in a monochrome hue is ideal, especially when paired with dinnerware of a lustrous detail. For a rustic and casual finish, opt for a whitewashed table that’s bare of linens. For a more elegant feel, bring in a delicate textile to cover the table.

2. MIX IN GREENERY: No holiday table is complete without a centerpiece, especially one composed of greens. Create a lush display using seasonal greenery such as pines or eucalyptus, and filter in pops of color for an added touch of contrast.


Green and White Table Setting
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK Photography by eggslut

3. PICK A PALETTE: Start with a solid hue and build up by incorporating metallics and graphic patterns. The brilliant finish of the Casual Radiance by Lenox extends a dynamic effect against the elegance of the surroundings, keeping the tablescape feeling fresh yet busy, distracting the eye from the medley of hues.

4. MIX AND MATCH: It’s not all about the colors! Pair graphic patterns with delicate florals and mix silver and gold with opulent blues. Bring in flatware with a similar color scheme, yet subtly refined detail for a hint of differentiation.

Green and White Table Setting

5. PLATE THE FOOD! A beautifully plated dish is just as important as the servingware itself. Don’t be afraid to extend a complementing detail to the food as well! The bright reds and blues fit right in with the lustrous table setting!

Green and White Table Setting
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK Photography by dishingupdelights
White Graphic
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK Photography by Wolfgang Puck