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Place, Set and Match: The Table Settings to Try Now

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BORED BY UBIQUITOUS ALL-WHITE? USE OUR STYLE EDITOR’S TRICKS TO ADD PERSONALITY TO YOUR PLACE SETTINGS …

BLACK AND WHITE

Props: Gold-tone Linea Oro Ice stainless steel cutlery, Mepra, from €16 a piece; Chevy linen napkin, Tori Murphy, €80.50 for four; silver Mignonette salt and pepper mills, €172.50 each; all at Wedding Shop Tiny Face ceramic bowl, Anna + Nina, €12.95, at Brown Thomas. Cheese knife set, €20, at Newbridge Silverware. Black and white Skuggbracka cotton fabric, €5 a metre, at Ikea. China: Sol Y Sombra porcelain dinner plate, €198 for four; stripe Transat porcelain side plate, Marie Daage, €89; both  Wedding Shop. Glass: Yellow Bobble Jug, €101, at  Wedding Shop. Black wine glass, €5.99, at Butlers Home, St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin 2. Black water glass, Iittala, €16 for two at  Wedding Shop. Model wears: Gold hammered ring, €110; animal-print enamel bracelet, €245; both Kenneth Jay Lane, at Brown Thomas.

LIVING CORAL

Props: Gold hammered cutlery, €14.99 for four pieces; round straw placemat, €6.99; all at Butlers Home, as before. Pâté box, Edinburgh Preserves, €20 for box of three, at Brown Thomas. White artichoke ceramic candleholder, €21, at Hedgeroe Home. Beige XL Irish linen napkin, €30, at Stable Ireland, Westbury Mall, Dublin 2. Coral Oceana J589F-01 cotton/linen mix fabric, Jane Churchill, €85 a metre, at Kevin Kelly Interiors, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. China: (centre stack) Cristobal Rouge porcelain buffet plate, €109; at The Wedding Shop. Bust porcelain plate, from a selection; at Luke Edward Hall (right stack) Cristobal Rouge porcelain American dinner plate, €63; Cristobal Rouge porcelain dessert plate No 2, €59; both at The Wedding Shop. Glass: Mara crystal wine glass, €170 for six; Mara crystal tumbler, €155 for six, both Waterford, at Brown Thomas.

GREEN CUISINE

Props: Blue herringbone tweed cloth, €120; light blue Irish linen napkin, €20; denim blue Irish linen napkin, €20; all Stable of Ireland, Westbury Mall, Dublin 2. Green Curve Nupo placemat, €20; matching coaster, €5; both at Brown Thomas. China: Blue ceramic large dish, €66; green ceramic medium dish, €39.60; black ceramic dipping bowl, €11; blue ceramic small mug, €15.50; black ceramic large mug, €20; all Johny Ryan Ceramics. Glass: Stippled water glass, €3, at Søstrene Grene. Model wears: Wood stone cocktail ring, Kenneth Jay Lane, €70; lemon-print silk blouse, Chinti & Parker, €345; both at Brown Thomas.

TRAY CHIC

Props: Gold-tone Oslo cutlery, Canvas Home, €72 for five-piece set; ivory Churn pepper mill; €147.50; both The Wedding Shop. Natural XL linen napkin, €30, at Stable of Ireland, as before. Gold scalloped breakfast tray, Alessi, €190; pink marble mini bowl, Stoned, €23.95; raspberry preserve, Cartwright & Butler, €6.50; all at Brown Thomas. Background is Cloudscape wallpaper, Jane Churchill, €144 a roll, at Kevin Kelly Interiors, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. China: Venato Imperial Coupe dinner plate, €35; matching side plate, €28; matching saucer, €19 (sold with teacup); all Vera Wang for Wedgwood, at Brown Thomas.

ORGANIC SHAPES

Props: Wood effect table mat, €5.99, at Butlers Home, as before. White ceramic bud vase, €6.95, at Avoca. French sea salt, Nicholas Vahé, €10, at Brown Thomas. Rosewood Churn pepper mill, €138; The Wedding Shop. Silver-plated salt cellar, €40 for set, at Newbridge Silverware. Green Irish linen napkin, €20, at Stable of Ireland. Silver Charingworth cutlery, from €5 a piece, at Brown Thomas. Ivory Irish linen basket-weave cloth (as tablecloth), €250, at Stable of Ireland. China: (centre stack) Green ceramic dinner plate, €19.95; macthing green side plate, €14.95; white bud vase, €6.95; all at Avoca. (right stack) Green ceramic platter, €69.95, at Avoca. Glass: Etched glass champagne coupe, €7.95; etched glass highball tumbler, €7.95; both at Avoca.

AFTERNOON TEA

Props: Pink double-layer cake stand, €51.99, at Butlers Home, as before. Les Jardins D’Ispahan honey, Alexandre Stern, €16; white linen napkin, Bottom Drawer, €14.95; both at Brown Thomas. Greta M4026-04 cotton mix fabric in Rose Indien, Manuel Canovas, €146 a metre, at Kevin Kelly Interiors, as before. China: Voyages en Ikat porcelain teapot, €990; matching creamer, €398; matching tea cup and saucer, €305; all Hermès.

BOWL SUPPERS

Props: Green-print cotton napkins (as background and napkin), €2 for four; wooden charger, €7.95; Rookie Stix chop sticks, €2.95; wasabi, €3.95; lemon black pepper, €4.95; all at Meadows & Byrne. China: (centre stack) Large green-print porcelain bowl, €4.86; multi-coloured pink bowl, €4.16; (right) mixed multi-coloured bowls, €4.86 each; all at Meadows & Byrne.

ENCHANTED GARDEN

Props: Burgundy Chain Knot silk intrecciato box clutch, Bottega Veneta, €1,795, at Brown Thomas. Black etched wine glass, €5.99, at Butlers Home. Gold Oslo cutlery, €72 for five pieces; at The Wedding Shop. Bagatelle weave fabric NCF4223-03 (as tablecloth) in vivid green, €105 a metre; Trianon Floral trim NCT516-02 (as napkin) in green, €71 a metre, both Nina Campbell at Brian S Nolan, George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. China: (centre stack) Venato Imperial Coupe dinner plate, Vera Wang for Wedgwood, €35, at Brown Thomas. Green and gold porcelain bowl, Tressemann & Vogt Limoges, €40, at Treasure Chest Antiques, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Brass scarab beetle, €5.99, at Butlers Home, as before. (right stack) Green and gold porcelain plate, Tressemann & Vogt Limoges, €30, at Treasure Chest Antiques, as before. Glass: Black etched wine glass, €5.99, at Butlers Home, as before. Model wears: Gold Toccata watch with diamonds and mother-of-pearl dial, Raymond Weil, €1,150, at Wehrly Brothers, O’Connell Street, Sligo. Gold Jackie crystal ring, Lulu Frost, €199, at Loulerie, 14b Chatham Street, Dublin 2.

AZURE ODYSSEY

Props: Wood-handle cutlery, €11.95 a piece, at Avoca. White rattan charger, €17, at Hedgeroe Home. Silver-plated picks in holder, €30, at Newbridge Silverware. Green hand-thrown porcelain bowl with micro crystal glaze, €45; [email protected] Lysithe F2909001 linen embroidered fabric in blue, €266 a metre; at Pierre Frey. Trianon Floral trim NCT516-03 (as napkin) in blue, Nina Campbell, €71 a metre, at Brian S Nolan, George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. China: (centre stack) Blue and white ceramic large plate, €75 for four; matching blue and white bowl, €51 for four, both at Hedgeroe Home. Glass: Emerald glass votive holder, €38; etched champagne coupe, €14 for two; both at Hedgeroe Home. Green glass single-stem vase, €7.99, at Butlers Home, as before.

GLOBE TROTTING

Props: Wood and rattan tray, €39.95; navy-print Moroccan cotton napkins, €16.95 for four; blue Linea cutlery, €3.95 a piece; all at Meadows & Byrne. Greta M4026-02 cotton mix fabric in Saphir, Manuel Canovas, €146 a metre, at Kevin Kelly Interiors, as before. China: Willow pattern 16-piece dinner service, €150, at Newbridge Silverware. Glass: Stripe glass tumbler, €29.95 for four, at
Meadows & Byrne.

PRETTY FLORAL

Props: Silver shell bowl, Sheffield 1896, €220 for two; silver-plated fish service canteen in oak presentation box, €75; bone-handled knife, €40 for set of six; all at Treasure Chest Antiques, as before. Grignan 04959/03 linen mix fabric in Bluet (tablecloth and napkin), Manuel Canovas, €163 a metre, at Kevin Kelly Interiors, as before. China: Blue sprig-pattern Edwardian ceramic dinner service, €265, at Dee Brophy Decorative Antiques, Newhall, Naas, Co Kildare. Glass: Vintage crystal sherry glasses, Waterford, €80 for four, at Treasure Chest Antiques, as before. Model wears: Blue silk blouse, Theory, €325, at Brown Thomas. Green lucite cuff with crystals, Alexis Bittar, €209, at Loulerie, as before. Gold Spider pearl cocktail ring, Alexander McQueen, €390, at Brown Thomas.

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