From Marketplace to Your PlaceWritten by Amanda Lecky / June, 2013
Strolling through a maze of market stalls brimming with exotic wares is one of the great pleasures of travel.
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.