One of the most beautiful dining tables I saw was at a home design show, and although it was gorgeous, it was just about void of color. I took mental notes, and I planned to recreate the same setting someday. I was accustomed to a more colorful table setting, but I loved the clean pure look. White is the lack of all color, but when it is paired with natural foliage, it is not lacking at all. It can be quite stunning. I plan on setting a white spring dining table for my upcoming Easter celebration, and I have the entire deign planned from the tabletop to the centerpiece.
Cover the Table with a White Runner and Matching Placemats
My ideal dining table for spring would be designed from wooden planks, and the wood would be painted white and beautifully distressed. However, I do not have that style of table. I have a wooden dining table with a water resistant top that can be wiped clean without damaging the finish.
When setting a white spring dining table, I plan on using a white runner for the center and white woven placemats for each setting. Although white is not practical since it can easily stain, it is worth the gamble. If stains are treated shortly after a meal ends, the stains will come out with appropriate care.
Use a White Table Setting Including Plates, Chargers and Bowls
I also prefer using white plates and bowls when I want to make a grand impression. The colorless background is ideal when placing food on display. I will be serving tossed salad, crown roast, grilled asparagus spears, creamed gingered carrots and new potatoes with butter and chives. The food will look amazing on the white plates, and the chargers are equally as important. I want to protect my dining table from the warmth of the food, and they will help catch a few spills. They also give the dining table and each place setting a finished appearance.
Opt for White Napkins with Woven Palm Napkin Rings
My daughter enjoys making the napkin rings each year, and every spring I provide her with instructions to create something new. This year we will be crocheting palm leaves into napkin rings. She knows how to create a basic chain stitch, and she is looking forward to getting started. I will tie off the ends, and they will make beautiful natural rings that will encircle my basic cloth napkins.
Create a Calla Lily Centerpiece in a Clear Crystal Vase
The highlight of the table setting will be a gorgeous centerpiece. I purchased faux calla lilies that look incredibly real. I also picked up clear resin and a basic glass vase. I plan on setting the faux calla lilies in the resin. The unique curved petals of the calla lily are as white as possible, and the yellow centers protrude to create a stunning show. The green stems and yellow centers provide just the right amount of natural color when setting a spring dining table in white, and even though they are quite beautiful, they will not detract from the visual appeal of the food.
Source: Personal and Professional Home Design and Entertaining Experience