Tables Set to Bloom: An All-Occasion Guide to Spring Place-Setting

It’s been nice knowing you, fuzzy sweaters and hot chocolate. But the groundhog’s out of his burrow, and we’re ready to wake up from our winter hibernation, too.

There are so many spring holidays on the horizon — all perfect reasons to host a brunch, lunch, or dinner at home. Here’s how to create a table arrangement that sets the perfect tone.

Bright Days Ahead

The arrival of spring signals a fresh start. Embrace it with a table design based on whites and creams, layering subtle differences in tone with texture. Far from plain, a vanilla backdrop elevates everything around it, bringing the beauty of fresh berries into focus and making a humble wooden bowl look elegant. This look is flexible enough to work for Easter, a casual brunch gathering, and so much more.

Refresh-mints are Served

We love the versatility of this cool, calming shade of pale green. It sets a sweet vintage vibe when paired with white, handmade-style placemats and recycled-bottle glassware. Finish with eucalyptus or soft florals like pink ranunculus and you’ve got Mother’s Day brunch made. You can also refresh a minimalist gray or white table setting by rolling up a mint bar cart to serve up classy cocktails with a nod to mod.

Elemental Shades of Easter

Of course, for kids (and lots of adults), Easter would not be Easter without hunting for bright pink eggs and eating sticky marshmallow candy. Yet when it comes to the table, we’re pretty sweet on a more understated setup that’s inspired by heirloom touches — featuring weathered, natural textures and tones. You can still bring in some wood, vintage-style table games to keep the fun hopping along!

A Polished Palette

For an occasion that brings together the family and friends you treasure most, what could be more perfect than gold? Set against a crisp wash of pure white, gilded placemats, napkin rings, and serving ware glisten like the first rays of sun after a long winter. Elegant while still feeling inviting, it’s a style you can adapt for Passover, Mother’s Day, and even a bridal or baby shower.

Everything’s set! So what’s on the menu?