Transitional table setting

Credits: Photograph by Bob Hiemstra, styling by Sam Cook

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Historic patterns appear on new shapes pepped up with bold doses of color.

To bridge aesthetic or regional styles, pick a unifying thread such as color, says tableware designer William Yeoward, who's also the author of Perfect Tables. Moroccan tea glasses can tie in with Grandma's delft tureen if their blues match; putting a bright orange charger under Yeoward's Gosford plate (No. 24)—inspired by a Marie Antoinette-era design—would draw attention to the plate's pattern and give the table an exotic jolt.

Pictured above:
  1. Tesoro lidded bowl, L'Objet
  2. Brass tray, Hadley Antiques
  3. Torse sugar bowl, Haviland
  4. Gold Bamboo flatware, Ralph Lauren Home
  5. and 35. Avington charger and Escot round dish, both William Yeoward Crystal
  6. Glamour dinner plate, Haviland
  7. Wave Edge napkin, Dransfield & Ross
  8. Arabismo glass, Berber Trading Company
  9. and 39. Thistle tumbler and Baalbeck goblet, both St. Louis Crystal by Hermés
  10. Pagoda salt-and-pepper set, L'Objet
  11. Lotus candle stand/incense holder, Odegard
  12. Pond lily tray, Burke's Antiques
  13. Aegean Collection dessert plate, L'Objet
  14. Laque de Chine cup and saucer, both Haviland
  15. Foglie tablecloth, E. Braun & Co.


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