Mix & Match: Dash of Dewdrops

A demure glass dinner plate and interesting accents put a sophisticated spin on a neutral table setting. 

Mix & Match, Iittala table setting

The Inspiration

Delicate drops of morning dew inspired this exquisite plate from a Finnish design group with a long and storied glass-making tradition. Kastehelmi Large Plate in Clear by Iittala.

Mix & Match Iittala table setting

Elegant Options

Play up the glass plate’s beautiful beaded detail with a chic salad plate offering its own dainty droplets—as well as a pop of lively color. Add other elements in subtle hues of sun, land, and sky to complete a cosmopolitan setting that feels as fresh as summer itself. Syracuse Salad/Dessert Plate in Turquoise by Mottahedeh, Saro Pale Green Hemstitch Napkin, Optic Double Old Fashioned Glass in Beryl by Moser, Amalia Red Wine Glass by Juliska; Bromberg & Co. Aladdin Flatware in Ivory Brilliant, Vietri

Mix & Match Iittala table setting

Casual Possibilities

Look to the polished presence of white to unify a multitude of styles. Start with a funky geometric bowl and an accent plate that lend a modern edge to the timelessness of the inspiration plate. Add burnished flatware for a rustic note, and then imbue the scene with softness, using a casual sunflower napkin. Castle Peak Accent Plate and Castle Peak Soup Bowl in Cream by Kate Spade; Lenox. Girasole Napkin in Black by Pardi, Gold Highball Glass by Mariposa, Woodbury Flatware by Simon Pearce; Bromberg & Co.

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