We frequently talk about the art of the mix — from the layered bed to the mix and match dinner table. A recent luncheon at west elm headquarters in Brooklyn gave our talented visual team the chance to show their stuff and let their playful style shine…
Was there a single place setting that was identical to another? Using a wide range of patterns, colors and textures, the luncheon for close to 40 guests demonstrates the power of the mix and how it is possible to stylishly set the table for a large party without having a single pattern or style of dinnerware service for 40.
WHY IT WORKS
- • A Common Thread. While many of the elements range wildly in color, texture and pattern, the few consistent elements help unite the entire table. Every place is set with identical Dimpled Glassware, Baroque Flatware and a Heathered Cross-Dye Placemat in blue. This ties it all together!
- • Scale. A table for two set in this manner would look a little wonky. By the shear number of place settings, this style normalizes the mix and the repitition of elements throughout the room unite the individual place settings as a whole.
Here are nearly all of the elements we used to set this table!