Berkus opens the door to table design with a focus on the tactile beauty of hand-woven materials. It's not just about setting a table; it's about crafting an experience. The woven Placemats take center stage, woven from 100% cotton. Envision the scene: the subtle dance of threads, the inviting texture, and the earthy warmth these cotton placemats bring to your table. It's more than a setting; it's an atmosphere—a seamless blend of comfort and style that sets the perfect tone for an intimate and memorable gathering. They whisper tales of craftsmanship, warmth, and attention to detail. The threads weave through the fabric and the narrative of your gathering, creating moments that linger in memory.2) Cloth Napkins: A Symphony of Elegance and Sustainability
Moving seamlessly into Berkus's second tip, we explore the world of cloth napkins—a timeless touch of elegance with a sustainable twist. The Bordered Linen Napkins (Set of 4) unfold, each napkin a canvas of classic and modern hues. These aren't just cloth dinner napkins; they are a commitment to sustainability, a subtle nod to responsible hosting. And let's not forget the Napkin Rings (Set of 4), a stainless steel symphony elevating the entire presentation. The longevity of linen napkins aligns with Berkus's vision of sustainable choices in design. With their enduring appeal, the Bordered Linen table napkins become a canvas for creative expression in table styling.3) Bread Plates: Where Practicality Meets Aesthetics
Berkus introduces the concept of bread plates as both a practical necessity and an artistic opportunity. Above each setting, a canvas for experimentation unfolds. Glazed to perfection, it is ideal for infusing a rustic, layered feel into your dining tableau.
4) Mismatched Glassware: Embracing the Unexpected
In a departure from tradition, Berkus encourages us to embrace the beauty of mismatched glassware. Choose versatile shapes that add an eclectic and charming touch to your table setting. Whether for water or wine, this unconventional approach creates a relaxed yet sophisticated vibe.
5) Everyday Elegance: Unveiling Your 'Good Stuff'
Berkus concludes with a call to elevate the mundane to the extraordinary. Use your 'good stuff' every day, he urges. The Place Setting becomes the vessel for this philosophy. A classical choice, it seamlessly transitions between the every day and the extraordinary, turning each meal into a celebration.