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Ready, Set, Gorgeous
Russian-inspired table setting
 
This setting comes straight from Russia with love! The fearlessly fanciful Matthew David Hopkins takes a classic china pattern and builds on it to make a table worthy of Nicholas and Alexandra. In an echo of his Fabergé-like egg centerpiece (the base is florists' foam!), this table is an unabashed blend of elaborate patterns and textures. What keeps the mix from becoming chaos is its consistent palette—warm jewel tones accented with gold and navy.

Dinnerware ($100 to $300 per piece, Royal Crown Derby); chargers trimmed in 14kt gold ($98 each, L'Objet); gold-plated flatware ($39.99 for a five-piece place setting, Towle Silversmiths); gold-rimmed wineglasses ($95 each) and green wineglasses ($350 for a set of four), both Fabergé; large wineglasses ($180 each, Moser); gold silk napkins ($23 each, ABH Design); glass "gemstones" ($55 to $75 each, Global Views); arabesque trinket tray used as a caviar server ($695, Jay Strongwater); Fabergé jade-handled spoons ($500 for a three-piece serving set, Neiman Marcus); tablecloth is Bolchoi fabric from Pierre Frey; Chinese Medallion wool rug (ABC Carpet & Home).