Set the perfect table using elegant photo inspiration for place settings, themes, and more.

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This Whimsical Watercolor Tablescape Redefines California Casual

A throw-turned-tablecloth served as the inspiration for our palette.

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The Perfect Table Setting for Your Zodiac Sign

And how to recreate the look this holiday season.

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This Colorful Tablescape Is the Epitome of Casual Chic

Even ice cream sandwiches and macaroons are part of the display.

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You Must Try This Edgy Autumn Tablescape This Fall

Copy the "yin and yang" mi that went into this eye-catching design.

This Ceramic-Filled Tablescape Serves Up Zen Simplicity

Grays, whites and muted blues are the key players here.

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This Tropical Brunch Tablescape Will Liven Up Boring Guests

You can't be a wallflower when there are flamingos on the table!

Mix These Essentials for Your First Outdoor Dinner Party of the Season

Designer Heather Taylor knows the secret to making stripes and florals pop.

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A Quirky Table Perfect for a Cozy Holiday Soirée

Traditional with a twist gives your big year-ending meal dramatic flair.

<p>What is it about blue and white? Ever since <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">House Beautiful</em> began publishing in color, the cyan printing-press plate responsible for the range of vivid blues on our pages has gotten quite the workout. And no wonder: Readers consistently rank blue as their favorite hue and know that, when coupled with white at home, it simply sings.
</p><p>The pairing is freshly American, calling to mind white stars on a crisp field of cobalt. And it's the life force of a globe's worth of design classics too, from Ming dynasty vases to Moroccan tiles. At worst, it's simply agreeable. At best, it's universal. And at the very least, it's here to stay.
</p><p>In honor of our <a href="" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">120th anniversary</a>, we asked two of our favorite talents — photographer and textile artist Martyn Thompson and stylist Jeffrey W. Miller — to collaborate on an artful paean to this dynamic color duo.
</p><p><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">A wax Napoléon candle by Cire Trudon presides over a table draped with Walter G's striped cotton canvas.</em><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">&nbsp;The backdrop is Clarence House's Milano velvet.</em></p>
8 Dreamy Photos That Prove the Power of Blue and White

We couldn't possibly love this color combo more.

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Host a Fall Fiesta Inspired by This Designer Tablescape

The fuzzy pom-poms are totally genius.

Steal a Pro's Tips for a Dreamy Summer Picnic

Skip the red-checkered tablecloth, for starters.

5 Tips for Setting a Pretty Summer Table

A pro entertainer reveals her go-to moves.