Tory Burch offers advice to create a beautiful tablescape:
- "Just try different things. Patterns you wouldn't think to put together can surprise you, and look great."
- "The kitchen is perfect for lunch. I like casual dining, though it should still be elegant."
- "I love to mix blues. Turquoise is my favorite, but it's more interesting next to other blues."
- "Potted herbs are a great way to introduce plants to the table. They're beautiful, and functional, too."
Salt Cellar: Don't use traditional salt and pepper shakers. "Small shell dishes are great for rough sea salt." Cabebe Shell Footed Dish ($36 at Room Service Home)
Flatware: Even with the natural bamboo handles, this flatware is stainless steel and dishwasher-safe ($145 for 5-piece setting at Neiman Marcus)
Aegean Collection Antique Aqua Urn: This handmade, richly glazed vase makes an instant centerpiece ($81 at American Country Collection) (505-984-2029)
Blue Carnation Place Mat and Napkin Set: Tory Burch loves Porthault linens because they are so chic ($110 at Porthault)
Source: House Beautiful