These plates are just so interesting I had to include the shot. Again, I'd be reluctant to see them "gravy-ed." (gravied?) I think I'm making up a new word here. How should I spell it?
I love the way the bright reds and yellows contrast with all of the green plants. Dining alfresco is the best!
Somebody really thought this one through! I love that they used birch logs as trivets, and the flowers make the whole composition sunny.
If I had that tile to look at, I would sit at the bar for every meal. I like the way this person has played off the squares in the vase, plate and placemat shapes.
Minimal and functional. You can't really beat a bottle of wine as a centerpiece.
I'm a sucker for bright and bold, especially with a Scandanavian/Marimekko inspired look. They even matched the napkins to the light fixture.
This is a table my girls and I threw together in Tuscany last week. Pardon the paper towel napkins and haphazard placement; I just wanted to show off the colors, and show you that the casual picnic tablecloth really works here...when in Rome...Lord this picture is making me hungry!
Simple and traditional. Because everything is neutral and solid, the lovely plates stand out.
A dimmed chandelier can always serve as candlelight in a pinch. I like that this table has different chairs on the ends. It keeps things from getting too matchy-matchy.
A picture is worth a thousand words. I'm pretty speechless when it comes to trying to describe this one - it's turned my expectations on their heads - black wine glasses and walls, white furniture, yellow glass art hanging...YOWZAH!
The talented people at Dwell Studio do such a phenomenal styling job with their products that I could not narrow my favorites down to less than three, so this photo and the two that follow are all from there.
This table is so nicely balanced without being perfectly symmetrical. The eye is drawn to the fun grouping of vases and figurines that line the middle of the table.