TRANSITIONAL OUTDOOR DINING

Fall is coming up fast, but the weather is still perfect for outdoor dining. So as the summer comes to an end, I like to trade in my colorful plates and table accessories for moody neutrals. My trick to a good tablescape is all about mixing materials. A thick woven rattan placemat combines beautifully with a softer linen napkin and funky stainless steel cutlery.

For accessories, I opted for a mix of vintage candlesticks with my favorite winged decanter from Il Buco Vita used to hold hydrangeas from my garden, which are still going strong.

For the glassware, I choose vintage Juliska glasses that I have had for over a decade. To top it off, I selected a neutral stoneware plate that doesn't compete with the rest of the table—the overall mix of old and new and feminine and funky combines for the perfect transitional outdoor tablescape. 

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An easy way to beautify any table, this handwoven charger plate is lightweight and versatile enough to be dressed up or down. To start, artisan weavers braid natural grasses, then spiral them together to create the rounded form. The subtle finishes enhance the organic texture while letting your dinnerware really take center stage. 

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Braided Handwoven Charger Plate

 

 

Frayed Oversized Linen Napkins, Flax

The relaxed, cozy look of linen makes any spread feel like a home-cooked meal (even if it’s not). Designed with frayed detail as the finishing textural touch. In a range of cool neutrals, they match just about any dinnerware. The best part? They will continue to get softer and more lived-in with every wash.

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With rustic ceramic silhouettes finished in an artisanal glaze, every detail was considered to make the Mendocino Dinnerware Collection functional, beautiful, and timeless. Each piece is crafted in Portugal by expert ceramists and slight variations should be expected and embraced.

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Mendocino Stoneware Dinnerware Set, Ivory

 

 

Wallis Flatware Set

From renowned interior designer Vicente Wolf, the Wallis Flatware Set combines high quality, modern simplicity and timeless elegance into a unique set of flatware.

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Il Buco Vita’s signature decanter features a female form with wings. In the Maremma countryside, an eccentric artist transforms discarded glass objects into functional works of art. Her improvised, sculptural forms are blown freely, without the use of a mold, making every La Riccia creation unique. The exact shape and size of each piece will vary slightly, and the blue-green glass tone reflects the selection of recyclables she has on hand when firing her kiln.

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Winged Goddess Decanter