Lavender and Lace
Lavender adds a vivid pop of color to the contemporary white and silver; Swarovski Crystals, some sparkle and pizzazz.
Art deco linen tablecloth, 69” by 150” $499; L’Objet salt and pepper shakers $245; pick set $38; cream linen napkin with taupe lace $58 La Dentelliere 35 Popham Rd, Scarsdale (914) 725-2800 and 65 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville (914) 771-4141; ladentelliere.com. Swarovski Crystal candlestick $325; equined napkin ring $16; Reed & Barton Captiva flatware $65 per five-piece place setting; Baccarat Vega crystal stemware wine, $115; water, $125 Bloomingdale’s 175 Bloomingdale Rd, White Plains (914) 684-6300; bloomingdales.com. Mark Blackwell Carolina Violetta collection cream and sugar $200; polka dot charger $125; Violetta dinner plate $79; sterling leaves salad plate $63; teacup and saucer $100 Wish 3 Purdy Ave, Rye (914) 967-2910; welcometowish.com.
Artist Karen Ford presses clay into a hosta plant to get the impression of the leaves; she then adds melted glass to the bottom of these porcelain cups and bowls.
Oxblood glazed hosta leaf plate $70; 11” serving bowl $70; 8” square plate $55; vase $45; cup $35; soup bowl $45; soy bowl $24; textured dipping bowl $24; DVF gold-leaf-and-wood napkin rings, $55 for a set of four (chopsticks and bamboo placemats are the artist’s own) Clay Art Center 40 Beech St, Port Chester (914) 937-9574; clayartcenter.org.
As Good As Gold
Richly textured gold plates with a mix of matte and glossy glazes establish the tone for this classic setting.
Ralph Lauren Wallace placemat $25; Lunares feather napkin ring by Sunday Bazaar $20; Vera Wang Lace flatware $75 per five-piece place setting; Michael Aram gold-plated pear salt and pepper shakers $99. Bernardaud Ecume dishes: white dinner plate $50; gold salad plate $160; white butter plate $35, gold $120; gold saucer $117; Waterford Lismore Essence gold white wine glass $80; Waterford Lismore Essence gold goblet $80 Bloomingdale’s. Kim Seybert gold swirl embroidered linen napkin/hand towel $38 La Dentelliere.