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Kim's Table

Poolside Mod

The ever enduring popularity of Mid-Century is fully realized with a fresh spin in a clean, black and white tablescape. This classic, and understated look with layers of organic and geometric forms gets an added boost with a touch of gold.

A graphic linen textile which features black squares with a subtle, dégradé edge on a natural linen ground lent itself perfectly to the table and was an excellent base for this modern yet ethnic setting. For any color combination, it is important to use a variety of shapes, sizes and textures to layer interest to the look. With this approach in mind, we selected our Acrylic Jet Placemat in Black for its rounded, curvilinear shape. Additionally, the high-gloss finish adds a modern impression to the classic silhouette.

Jaune de Chrome’s Aguirre dinnerware with its matte, reactive glaze added a sophisticated, dappled effect. They were paired with two-toned hammered flatware and a foolproof way to include subtle texture to the look.

A touch of glam was introduced with Japanese Imperial Stamped Glasses from Kim’s collection of vintage Brimfield finds. The glassware features a raised, diamond pattern, referred to as Sekai Ichi which is painted in 24K gold.

For such a modern look, we decided to skip the napkin ring and simply place our Bazaar Napkin atop each plate. By folding each napkin differently to feature various parts of the resist-dye pattern, each setting felt slightly unique. (The lightweight linen-gauze hand is an added bonus)

Pulling in the faint hints of yellow found in the napkin, ranunculus in shades of chartreuse were arranged in glass bud vases down the center of the table. Their minimal, structured buds were the perfect partner to the complete the tablescape.  Tip: Alternate height and density of each arrangement for contrast and drama.

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