The quickest way to boost my mood is to set the table. I find it therapeutic. It’s an art – the table, a blank canvas on which I can layer color and texture to my heart’s content.
This time of year has me doing it more than ever. ‘Tis the season! My current leanings are towards a more-is-more mood (go figure) in the form of unique pattern combinations and bold colors, especially jewel tones. You can see both of those at work here: Summerhill + Bishop’s stripes layered with a marbled placemat from Tish New York and, as a final twist, Oriente Italiano plates in the Porpora color (which, for what its worth, is my favorite hue in the whole collection). It’s an unexpected combination that feels special enough for a celebratory holiday dinner while also being warm and inviting enough for a casual gift exchange over pizza with girlfriends.
Either way, it’s a happy boost to my mood.