Written by Amanda Lecky / June, 2013
And it’s easy to bring that feeling home this summer—and all year long—by treating your tabletop to an infusion of color, pattern, and texture. Just mix and match a collection of artisan-inspired dinnerware, linens, and accessories to recreate the inspiration and relaxation of a visit to your favorite far-flung destination.
Go back to your finger-painting days and mix unexpected colors and patterns for a fun, eclectic feel.
GET THE LOOK: Potter’s Workshop Tableware, $8-$12, West Elm; westelm.com. Tiled and Dotted Bowls, $8-$10, Atom Art Bowls, $8-$10, Chipper and Sprite Serving Set, $36, Chipper and Sprite Cheese Serving Set, $32, Small Patterned Dessert Plates, $10, Anthropologie; anthropologie.com. Ombre napkins in Orange, $20 for four, Sur La Table; surlatable.com.
Fresh fruit, from tart-sweet kumquats to ripe raspberries are a deliciously bright addition to your tabletop design.
Look for linens with rich natural texture. Insider Secret: They get softer and softer with every use.