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Mix & Match: Botanical Style

An intricate china pattern resplendent with color provides endless options for fall revelry.



Reminiscent of the botanical gardens of Paris’s Parc de Bagatelle and the geometric designs of kilim rugs, Gien’s Bagatelle brings to the table the organic appeal of blooming parterres.

Bagatelle Dinner Plate; Gien’s.

Casual Possiblities 

Bring out the warmer notes of this vibrant salad plate with exquisite plum napkins, violet tumblers, and moss-green dinner plates. Amber-tinted wineglasses and wooden chargers are at once chic and rustic, and an easy centerpiece of fall fruit is a fitting finish to the tableau.

Elegant Options
Highlight Bagatelle’s trellislike details with the scalloped edges of a blushing fuchsia charger. Flatware in silver and gold offers the latitude of mixing in sterling and gilded elements, and the tuxedo stripes of the taupe tablecloth pair beautifully with the fluted design of the crystal goblets.

Styling by Sidney Bragiel

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