Southern Lady Magazine

Mix & Match: Easy Breezy

Answer summer’s call for easy, laidback entertaining with multiple looks centered on a set of casual dishes.


With its interesting shape, embossed details, and hand-applied finish, this stoneware plate shines as an all-purpose element.

Isabella Dinner Plate in Jade by Skyros Designs; Belle & June.


An everyday pattern inspires a standout setting with just a few easy-to-implement details. Layer various textures of linens for an instant boost of elegance, then add a simple but substantial centerpiece, such as seasonal fruit in a handsome bowl.

Isabella Pasta Bowl by Skyros Designs in Linen; Belle & June. La Rochere French Bee Tumbler and Lemon Flour Sack Kitchen Towels (used as napkins); Sur La Table. Casa Recycled Goblet and Savant Flatware; Pottery Barn. Bird Napkin Rings; At Home Furnishings.


Borrow from twilight’s soothing hues for a graceful table suited to any time of day. Handcrafted glassware and painterly hydrangea plates lend an artistic flourish to staple pieces, while place mats bearing a contemporary pattern keep the composition feeling fresh.

Hydrangea Salad Plate, Lastra Gray Handled Square Platter (used as charger), and Reversible Link Place Mat in Slate/Taupe; Vietri. Varligt Dish Towels (used as napkins) in Blue; Ikea. Soda-Lime Tumbler in White; Anthropologie. Bodega Vino Glass by Roost; At Home Furnishings. Parchment Flatware; Mikasa.

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