Birmingham tabletop guru Patricia Murray shares simple ways to elevate any table setting from expected to extraordinary.
Break up a coordinating set by swapping the salad plates for ones that have a playful pattern. To complete the layered look, add a less formal pottery charger along with a shimmery place mat.
Charger: Incanto Metallic Pearl Border Charger by Vietri; vietri.com.
Salad plate: Rothschild Bird Dessert Plate by Herend; herendusa.com.
Dessert spoon: Nouveau Teaspoon by Sabre; available through table-matters.com.