I love setting the table, and mix-matching cool linens with unique stone and flatware for a customized look. Patterned or graphic table linens have become a little scarce in recent years, but let's take a dive into some of my favorite clean, modern and updated uses of pattern and print on contemporary tablescapes.
Wide-set monochromatic stripes are homey and charming--they can go farmhouse or beachy. Great combos are natural finished wood, honey wood, mixed metals, olive green glass, matte flatware and natural stoneware.
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Geometric, repetitive patterns have a laid-back, casual feel and add a really playful modern addition to the table. This option could go eclectic mid-century, tropical or farmhouse depending on your style. I'd match this pattern with raw ceramic, maybe terra cotta, brass accents and, emerald glass, matte black accents, and of course, lots of greenery.
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This can become a really fun, eclectic look with copper details, warm metals, other blue tones, caramel-colored or amber glass, woven or macrame details, driftwood, mosses and succulents. If you're not into floral, a bold pattern allows you to down-play floral centerpieces and let the pattern play with the other elements on the table, instead.
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Plaid is one of my favorite patterns next to a good grid pattern. Paired with the right options, plaid can be really modern or even kind of funky--it doesn't have to be rustic. Pull 2 colors from the pattern and mix in colored glass, matte flatware, rich floral, colored stoneware, leather accents and colored candles.
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Kara is a wedding planner, coordinator and event stylist in Portland, OR, Proprietor of Yours, Always.