6 Place Settings Inspired by Today's Hottest Trends

Impress guests with gorgeous table decor you can set in minutes.

Photo By: Kristin Guy Design

Photo By: Kristin Guy Design

Photo By: Kristin Guy Design

Photo By: Kristin Guy Design

Photo By: Kristin Guy Design

Photo By: Kristin Guy Design

Photo By: Kristin Guy Design

Photo By: Kristin Guy Design

Photo By: Kristin Guy Design

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Photo By: Kristin Guy Design

Photo By: Kristin Guy Design

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Trend: Terra Cottage

Today’s farmhouse look leans more towards an Italian garden party than a country hoedown. Hammered copper accents add an elegant vintage charm when layered with earthy terra cotta clay chargers. 

Linen + Blooms

Rough textures are softened by the addition of raw linen and soft breezy blooms laced with lush greens.

Warm Wood Details

Try adding an oversized round wood cutting board and wood handled flatware to the table for subtle warmth that plays against the bolder material accents.

Relaxed + Refined

Textiles should be care free and simple, with delicate details such as washed out pinstripes on raw linen or a Turkish towel with soft tassels. This trend is relaxed, refined and very easy to pull off with just a few basic items.

 

Trend: Industrial Modern

At times, the word "industrial" conjures up stark images of expansive, open-aired city lofts boasting bold accents of metal and exposed brick. This doesn’t always have to be the case! Where reclaimed wood pieces, dark metallics and a strong moody color story are still part of this masculine table trend, they are applied with a delicate touch for an unexpected and unique look.

Drama + Texture

Keeping the color palette monochromatic adds drama and allows for texture to play a big role in styling. The weight of onyx flatware, dark stoneware and cast iron serving pieces is softened by the addition of worn wood and airy yet graphic-forward linens.

Moody Florals

Complete the look with a centerpiece arrangement that is both architecturally strong and visually vivid.

Bold + Beautiful

This trend is indeed bold, but also so incredibly stylish that it can be applied as a whole or just with selected details for a stunning spread.

 

Trend: Nouveau-Coastal

It’s time to update the stereotypical nautical thematics with a handsome look that is a bit more modern. Indigo ikat and mudcloth fabrics set the stage for a new coastal-inspired look that integrates perfectly with rough natural textures such as wood and seagrass.

Handsome Details

Forego traditional napkin rings and opt instead for soft florals knotted together with leather cord.

Simple Florals

Experiment with rustic botanicals such as eucalyptus and thistle which need minimal arranging and look simply stunning in a ceramic pitcher.

 

Warm Details

Adding additional natural elements to the table such as wood boards, leather twine and chunky wool knits brings a textural warmth that balances the cooler tones on the table. This look is calming, carefree and would look great indoors and out!

 

  

 

Trend: Sophisticated Glam

Ready to tap into your glamorous side? This look is all about marble & gold accents that are polished and highly romantic. The colors should be simple, yet still create drama.

 

 

All About Balance

Sweet pink accents give a polished look that balances the dramatic blacks and golds. 

Delicate Details

The combination of black white and gold are classic, but by adding soft pops of blush with the blooms and lightweight fabrics you create an updated elegance that is both modern and refined. 

 

 

Luxe on a Budget

Don’t forget luxe details such as gold rimmed champagne coupes and gilded chargers that will allow for your darker dishware to pop off the table. You don’t need to break the bank for this look, try adding small marble accents to the table such as trivets or a splash of style using marbled fabric or wrapping paper as a tablecloth. 

 

 

Trend: Soft Color Blocking

Color blocking is typically thought of as bold, geometric and bright. We’re turning down the volume on this trend to create a soft, watercolor-like setting that is lightweight while still being very visually graphic. Not into the pastel look? No problem! This concept would work beautifully with any colors that contrast, yet are complementary — think marigold and sage or turquoise and blood orange. The combinations are endless for any occasion or season and sure to add an unexpected setting to your gathering.

 

 

Handmade Textiles

Color application can be dipped, striped, or even applied as a brush stroke to fabrics. 

Pretty Plates

Textiles don’t have be the only item on the table carrying out the color block theme! Try integrating multi-colored glazed ceramics and dipped flatware into the mix. Or adding colored glassware on top of a different colored fabric.

 

Contrasting Florals

Even your florals can be arranged in a color-blocked fashion by lining blooms in a gradation of color.

 

Trend: Boho Eclectic

Time to break all the rules and get eclectic on the table! Boho doesn’t have to look secondhand or overly exotic. The new spin on this look is sophisticated yet soft, feminine yet neutral and definitely full of personality.

Seamless Fusion

The key to this look is playing with a mix of handmade ceramic pieces, patterned textiles and vintage flatware. By keeping the table styled in a cohesive color palette, multiple textures and patterns look hip, not hectic.

 

Say Yes to Macramé

Boho calls for that extra layer of texture for statement and a little macramé goes a long way! Try adding woven accents to the table with a crocheted table runner or a small braided macramé favor that guests can take home as a gift. 

 

Fuss-Free Florals

The centerpiece should be bold, bright and not overly formal. Simply place a mix of cacti into a rustic wooden bowl and lace with exotic air plants and a pop of tropical blooms.

 

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