4 Trendy Tabletop Designs to Impress Your Guests

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Images: (left) Thompson and Prince (right) Jose Villa

I love all things tabletop-related. A lovely plate, beautiful flatware, and of course accessories like gorgeous flowers and illuminating candles. The right tabletop can turn an every day meal into a special occasion or take a fun party and make it memorable. It’s all in the details! There are some fun things going on in the world of tabletop design that you might consider adding to your cupboards.

1. Gold Flatware

While gold dinner accessories (above) have been in for a couple years now, things like gold flatware are now affordable. Hooray! I got a set of gold flatware for myself and I adore it. The only bummer is that it generally needs to be hand washed. I love using it for everyday, but it would be stellar for a party too.

2. Au Natural

4 Trendy Tabletop Designs to Impress Your Guests on the Interior Collective Images: (left) Magnolia Rouge (right) La Maison Douce

The natural look is popular for a variety of reasons, including its understated beauty and ease of assembly. I recently went to the fabric store and purchased some linen, cut it to the length I wanted, and intentionally left the raw edges—it’s part of the charm! Pair it with some wildflowers picked from the garden and you’ll be perfectly in style.

3. Black and White

4 Trendy Tabletop Designs to Impress Your Guests on the Interior Collective Images: (left) Southern Weddings (right) La Tavola

Black and white stripes are the perfect background for layering. Add some bright colors for a graphic and bold look. Tablecloths are not only great for entertaining, but also for everyday use.

4. Your Grandma’s China

4 Trendy Tabletop Designs to Impress Your Guests on the Interior CollectiveImages: (left) Cloth & King (right) Royal Copenhagen

It’s becoming popular to modernize grandma’s china with current flatware or more contemporary flowers. I love anything that reminds me of my grandparents so I tend to incorporate this style into my designs, regardless of trends!

What are your favorite tabletop ideas?

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Brittany Watson Jepsen is an American designer and crafter who just returned to America after 2 1/2 years in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness" and she lives each day accordingly. During graduate school for interior design she spent one summer working for designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble and another summer studying textile design at the Danish Design School. She created her blog, The House That Lars Built, as a way to keep her designing and crafting. She currently runs her blog and her etsy shop, where she sells her home accessories and paper flowers.