Mix and Match Patterns
The most stylish trend for summer is playfully mixing and matching patterns together. For a festive al fresco dinner party, the best way to incorporate two different patterns is to select one for your tablecloth and a second for your napkins or your placemats. Indulge in vibrant colors and summer themes like floral patterns or nautical details. The best way to ensure your mix of patterns is chic and not scary is to vary the scale of the patterns and use colors from the same palette. The napkins on this table (above) are navy, which is pulled out of the tablecloth, while the gingham pattern is smaller than the large-scale floral table cloth.
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