Festive Place Settings to Brighten a Summer Table

The low down on how to do and where to buy.

For the Neutralist

Charcoal and ivory dinner plates, set of 4, $35.96, and salad plates, set of 4, $31.96; cool marbled batik handmade napkins, set of 4, $17.96; buffalo bone napkin rings, set of 4, $11.96; treble clef flatware, set of 4, $15.96. All from Cost Plus World Market, worldmarket.com.

Faux dark wood base charger, $4.95 each. Pier 1, pier1.com.

For the Bohemian

Indoor/outdoor geometric woven throw pillow, $29.99; cactus melamine plates, set of 4, $13.96; Sawyer flatware, set of 4, $11.96. Cost Plus World Market, worldmarket.com.

DIY burlap and succulent napkin rings (made from fabric scrap bin), JOANN Fabrics, joann.com.

For the Beach Bum

Banana palm print melamine dinner plates, set of 4, $24.99; white blossom melamine dinner plate, $10.50 each; gold pineapple place card holders, set of 4, $10.99; white thatched charger, $12.95 each; natural carved wood charger, $19.95 each. Pottery Barn, potterybarn.com.

Wood handle flatware collection, $15.96; seagrass-wrapped double old-fashioned glasses, set of 4, $27.96. Cost Plus World Market, worldmarket.com.

Unglazed ceramic floral container, JOANN Fabrics, joann.com.

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