It is a trend that in addition to the world of fashion and design is making its way also in the table setting. We are talking about the mix and match. An increasingly popular and successful practice that is nothing but the art of putting together several styles and objects, to dare but always with taste and refinement.

A union and contamination of several cultures that together can give the table that unexpected charm and harmony that was missing.

Playing with different materials and accessories, changing shapes and colors, always following your taste, character and style, you can give space to your creativity.

Games of contrasts and a precise "common thread" are the prerequisites and starting points to unleash your imagination. But whatever your mise en place, always keep in mind that the watchword is harmony!


The colors to be used are the basis of your experimentation. Once you have chosen your color palette you can begin selecting textiles, tableware, and accessories to design your table setting. 


For fabrics consider that the tablecloth and napkins should always be matched, this doesn't mean that they necessarily have to be of the same fabric, but that they match well in style and color. You can opt for a solid color, a pattern or a finish with geometric designs, the important thing is that the colors are those of your palette. A little secret to make the mix even more exclusive: make one of the two elements stand out over the other. For example, a napkin with a brighter and more vibrant color on a tablecloth with a softer color. As for fabrics, combinations of cotton, linen and linen blends are welcome, but a definite no-no goes to the combination of very distant fabrics such as hemp and satin.  


You can play with the tableware by mixing plates, glasses, cutlery, and accessories. As far as colors and patterns are concerned, everything can work as long as the individual pieces reflect the colors you have chosen for your table. You can also have fun with different sizes, shapes, and materials. A word of advice, however, since putting it all together can be complicated, to start with it's better to choose only one or two features, for example plates of the same materials and shapes but with different decorations even if with the same colors; glasses of the same shape but different colors, or different colors and shapes but the same materials. For cutlery, however, there is more limitation, because they are fine unmatched only if they are vintage.

In short, mixing is nice and cheerful, but overdoing it is never a good idea. The goal is to amaze, without forgetting good taste and harmony!