Fresh outdoor elements and mismatched silverware lend casual elegance to a table setting. Editorial photographer Line Klein photographed some very nice pages with tableware for any occasion.
Tips for using tableware
• Recruit accessory pieces for novel uses, such as table centerpieces. Arrange votives in decorative holders on a white platter, or place short-stem flowers in oasis material in white serving bowls.
• Nontraditional shapes help make a presentation more memorable. Hotel-style white dishes with wide rims are a timeless choice.
• Stark white – not oatmeal, not ivory – is the best seller in both formal and casual settings.
• A set of wide, low bowls belongs in every cook’s cupboard. Use them to serve fusion, Asian, Italian, Indian and Thai dishes.