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Mediterranean Luncheon: Summer Entertaining Ideas

Mediterranean Luncheon: Summer Entertaining Ideas

Recently, I had the great pleasure of working with the home boutique Grayson De Vere to create the perfect Mediterranean-inspired summer luncheon. Together, we created two beautiful table settings. The first summer table boasts bright hues of blue and yellow coupled with fresh seasonal produce- perfect for an afternoon in the South of France. The second tablescape displays a more restrained color palette, evoking a sense of summer elegance through the use of whites and various textures. Below is a more detailed account of our creative process behind these immersive experiences inspired by the space and the season.
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Summer’s Colors

Picture a sunny afternoon in Capri: sweet aromas of summer’s flowers paired with sour scents from lemon trees fill the air. A bright sun lights up a garden around you, and platters of fresh plentiful produce are all in reach. This is what our first setting conveys.

Looking to design a cheery and playful tablescape, I created around the theme of blues and yellows. My Capri Placemats in blue paired with coordinating Capri Coasters and Floral Napkin Rings were perfect for this. These selections are the perfect summer decor, complimenting the garden around us, along with the delicious bowls of fruits and vegetables.

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Cool Whites

Our second table setting played with the idea of elegant but laid back. To do this, I used lacquer Blanche placemats and Horn Napkin Rings in white to create a more serene and graceful atmosphere.

However, I made a contrast by using our Woven Rattan Coasters in white because I  like how their rough texture and earthy tones compliment the outdoor setting. This is a magnificent table setting – chic, elegant, and  exquisitely artistic.

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Create the Ultimate Spring Tablescape: Tips for a Stunning Setup

Create the Ultimate Spring Tablescape: Tips for a Stunning Setup

Transform your dining experience with these expert tips on setting the perfect spring tablescape. From contemporary elegance to romantic charm and eclectic cool vibes, find inspiration to elevate your table decor for any occasion.
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Contemporary Elegance

Enhance your table with timeless elegance and shimmering gold accents. Explore sleek white surfaces paired with delicate gold cutlery and minimalist brushed gold accents.

Elevate your tablescape with our Blanche Placemat and Rope Napkin Rings for easy sophistication. Whether opting for gold-rimmed dinnerware or intricate patterns in gold thread, create an elegant aesthetic that adds a touch of luxury to your dining experience.

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Romantic Charm

Set the mood for intimate dinners or special occasions with charming and magical table decor with a hint of playfulness and romance. Incorporate dreamy pearls with our 3 Ring Pearl Napkin Rings and sleek silver tones with our Dewdrop Placemat.

Enhance the ambiance with candles as a centerpiece and handwritten place cards for a personal touch. Create an enchanting atmosphere that invites guests to savor each moment at the table.

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Eclectic Cool Vibes

Embrace an effortlessly eclectic vibe with a mix-and-match approach to table decor. Combine retro and modern pieces in dynamic patterns and bold colors for a vibrant tablescape. Playfully twist traditional decor with unexpected combinations of plates, glassware, and silver cutlery.

We love this festive table setting created by our talented friend and tablescape enthusiast, Monica Ramirez de Hernandez of @latavolacolorata. Monica adds depth and visual layering to the table with our Knot Placemats in cool-toned white and silver. She celebrates individuality with fun decorative objects and seasonal blooms for a lively feast for the eyes.

As the weather warms up, let these ideas inspire your spring gatherings, from lazy lunches under blue skies to intimate evenings with fabulous company. Cheers to delicious food, great company, and unforgettable moments at the table!

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Spring Greens: Fresh Ideas for Table Decor

Spring Greens: Fresh Ideas for Table Decor

Winter is coming to an end (thank goodness!) and Spring has sprung back on to the table. We are all getting ready for spring, and with Easter being right around the corner after Saint Patrick’s Day, we decided that we would do a Spring Green Easter Table & Decor. Green reigns supreme in decor. It is a grounding color with its natural, tranquil vibes. Green is a color that works all year round in different shades and hues. It symbolizes renewal and hope. At Von Gern Home, we’ve got plenty of fresh ideas to inspire your Spring Green traditions and celebrations.

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Nature’s Own Celebration. Enjoy the Greens.

Green holds a special magic. It is the color of new beginnings, representing the cycle of life, abundance, and growth. Spring brings us the magic of transformation within ourselves. Just as nature undergoes a metamorphosis, we too can embrace personal growth and renewal during this season. It is a time to shed old habits, and embark on new beginnings.

Celebrate nature and new beginnings with a fiesta of greens in your home and on your table. Gather your guests and put a springtime spin on your tablescape. Throw together simple salads, an asparagus risotto, a spring vegetable pie, or a spinach fatayer. Serve up your culinary spring delights on our faux leather Reversible Placemats in light green. Pair these modern and practical placemats with any of our napkin rings in stunning shades of green.

Bring it all together with sprigs of fresh spring herbs, vintage silverware, and clear crystal glassware. The festival of spring is in the air, and on your table!

 

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Take Color Cues From Nature.

This spring, the freshest greens lean toward bright, high-contrast shades. Vibrant green lies at the root of our most inspired table settings this season.

Decorate your table with our faux leather Reversible Placemats in dark green and colorful printed napkins. Mix and match napkins and rings. Arrange green vegetables as a visual treat in the center of your table.

Why not consider unpacking your old china and glassware collections in various shades of green? You might not often consider mixing styles and patterns of glass, but when they have a common color, they can easily be successfully combined.

Set your table with a mix of styles, and see how they coordinate perfectly when all are in one family of colors. Add pops of spring pinks and yellows by adding fresh-picked tulips. Offset all of the green with clear glass pieces as well.

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Bold, Bright and Spectacular.

Go all in for a full festival of color! The possibilities for creating a bold, bright, and spectacular tablescape are endless. Add exuberant spring colors and patterns to your greens. Go bold with vivid reds, deep blues and brilliant yellows. Give your table a fun touch with plates and napkins featuring colorful birds or vibrant flowers. Mix and match colors, prints and textures. Create an inviting and vibrant atmosphere of celebration, delight your guests and welcome the season with a colorful and layered tablescape.

Modern and dynamic, our green Lacquer Striped Placemats add sleek brilliance to any colorful celebration. Pair these modern placemats with our Cord Napkin Rings in green. Tie it all together with accessories from our Collections and Trays.

Spring gives us hope and a sense of renewed possibilities. Let your individuality come to life with a tablescape inspired by this glorious season.

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New Year, New Table Looks!

New Year, New Table Looks!

January is here. After all the holiday hoopla, this is the month when school swings into super-drive, work revs up wildly, and the weather wreaks havoc on our plans – and our hair. But at Von Gern Home, we’ve got some fresh table setting ideas to take your January from meh to magical. We teamed up with the super talented Monica Ramirez de Hernandez of @latavolacolorata, who created stunning tablescapes to inspire you. Here are three table decor looks to beat the blahs!

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Take A Trip – On Your Table!

Dreading the next few months of winter? Leave it! It’s time to put the escape back into tablescape. Monica created this table setting that is all about getting away. She used bright patterns and bold textures to evoke the exotic locale you’ve been longing for.

Monica was inpired by our Aztec Placemats that are perfect for a gorgeous getaway in the comfort of your own home. Their intricate azure and white beading is the epitome of chic, while their unique totemic pattern is utterly edgy. These hand-beaded placemats create a look that’s both luxurious and sexy – a welcome escape from the chilly winter winds!

Style them with our matching Aztec Coasters – but don’t stop there. Add bursts of vibrant colors in the form of glassware, vases, and plates.

Missing the Mediterranean? Meet our Charm Placemats. Their blue and white beading lets us lose ourselves on the sumptuous shores of our favorite island. Pair with matching Charm Coasters – or mix and match with Aztec pieces for a stunning study in seaside glam the way Monica styled the table here. Oh, and add some jewel-toned flowers – fuchsia particularly pops against these tones– and you’ll feel like you’ve just landed on your favorite beach. Now just relax, and toast your favorite coast – and the fact that you spent zero frequent flyer miles to get there!

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The Royal Family!

Do you find yourself looking around your empty dining room – or worse, the dreaded kitchen table? That’s a dinner downer. January’s a drag. There are no occasions to celebrate. Why should that stop you? Make your own!

May we suggest feting your family or favorite friends with a festive tablescape just because? Why not give them the royal treatment? After all, they’re the ones who rule your heart!

We turned to Monica of @latavolacolorata to create this look that is about taking your tablescape from regular to regal in mere minutes. Monica used our Textured Reversible Placemats in Gold & Silver as the perfect starting point. Their metallic surface is the base on which the rest of this luxurious tablescape is built. In this tablescape, Monica used deep purples that scream monarchy and majesty. Then she upped the aristocratic ante with gold-toned flatware and gold accents on glasses. You can use silver tones instead, for a more subdued version.

Next, explore simple, lush greenery. Wreaths make a great centerpiece for this look, and you’ve probably got a couple left over from the holidays. Why not re-purpose them the way Monica did? Remove the yuletide motifs, add some gold or silver pinecones, and add some votive candles in purple! Suddenly the same-old feels like a festive feast. Even if it’s a meatloaf you re-heated when the kids got out of practice.  Life is short. So survey your stunning celebration of today and say, “Yes, Queen!”

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Reverse Those Winter Woes!

 

Post-holiday burnout? We get it. We’ve also got a fabulous fix to elevate your mood – and your tablescape.

It’s time to turn things around. Literally! Our faux leather Reversible Placemats in Cream & Blush are a great place to start. Alternate shades between place settings, for a gorgeous Winter Wonderland feel. Keep it richly neutral with an ecru tablecloth. Add white plates with off-white candles and simple fresh greenery. Pine is particularly evocative here – it smells like the snowy splendor of the scene you’re creating! Quiet elegance is served!

Now how about something a touch….richer? Like when you low-key opt for delectable half-and-half instead of almond milk in your morning coffee. It’s all about the texture, here. We’re thinking smooth, creamy crocodile. Our Croco Reversible Placemats in Light Brown (the flip side is a sumptuous cocoa Dark Brown) are a great place to start. They provide the same monochromatic base as the leather pieces, but with an added depth. Keep your tablescape cozy chic with the same neutral accents as before. Perfect for everyday use, these placemats are easy to care for; simply wipe them down before storing them. See? We told you we’d turn your winter frown upside down!

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Christmas Table Setting Ideas That Will Enchant Your Guests

Christmas Table Setting Ideas That Will Enchant Your Guests

Create a Festive Tabletop Using Our Holiday Place Setting and Centerpiece Ideas

Christmas is the ultimate season for hosting: gift exchanges, tree-trimming parties, cozy dinners, and morning brunches. Throughout the cheery season, your dining table is the spot where your family makes some of their fondest memories.

To set the scene, decorate by borrowing our most inspiring table setting ideas. The possibilities are endless when it comes to decking your dining room for the holidays. To help you get inspired, we’re sharing our favorite Christmas table setting ideas that evoke the spirit of the season. Once you’ve curated a table setting worthy of St. Nick, invite friends and family to find their seats at the table, toast each other with glasses of eggnog, and savor the feast.

 

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Let it Sparkle!

This holiday tablescape is all about embracing of elevated elegance. And for that, the key is shimmer and shine! Enter our Dazzle Placemats in gold and silver. These luxury holiday placemats strike just the right balance of glitter and subtlety.

Want your very own Winter Wonderland? Use a crisp, white tablecloth to keep the look clean but sparkly! Scatter gold and silver metallic snowflakes and pinecones across the table. Style with our Star Napkin Rings or Brilliant Napkin Rings.

Wishing for winter whimsy? Channel the mystery of a midnight sleighride with our Constellation Napkin Rings; then add gold and silver stars around each place setting. However you choose to style them, these handbeaded placemats create a magical, memorable moment around a holiday table. Talk about making the season bright!

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All About the Ornaments!

Why should the tree have all the fun? Your tablescape should be decorated too! This festive tablescape leans into the decorative accents that make your season sparkle. Go for blush poinsettias, dark pink cranberries, and holly. Nuts for the Nutcracker? Try miniature dolls in white and gold. Stage a mini-crêche in tiny topiary figures. If it speaks to you, it will make your holiday table sing!

A great way to bring it all together and make sure that your table decorations form a centerpiece is to use decorative mats as a base. Line up our Celebration Decorative Mats or Speckle Decorative Mats across the table to form a table runner. The metallic  shimmer of these decorative mats allows them to seamlessly blend with your other table decor pieces, while providing gorgeous glow to your festive tablescape. 

You can also use these 12″ mats as chargers for a table teeming with guests. These are truly the gifts that keep on giving!

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With Candy Canes and Silver Lanes Aglow!

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas! What do you see when Bing belts out that old song we oddly know all the words to? Why not embrace a piece of that vintage vibe, but give it a right-now remake?

Our third holiday tablescape is an invitation to Candy Land! Dress you table with our lacquer red and white Circus Placemats. Their peppermint perfection turns your table into a winter playground. Pair with our Horn Napkin Rings in red to double down on the fun.

Prefer your sugar a bit more refined? Look no further than our Lacquer Stripe Placemats in red and white. Style with our coordinating Lacquer Stripe Napkin Rings and Coasters. Want one more tasty touch? Sprinkle miniature candy canes and peppermints around your centerpiece. Or use them as place card holders. Such a sweet way to celebrate!

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Home (Away from Home?) For The Holidays

With everyone so spread out nowadays, we often have to meet somewhere in the middle. This may make it hard for the festivities to feel like home. This holiday look is about choosing pieces that evoke tradition, even in new places.

Enter the Return to Red. Embrace the traditional hue that rules the Yule with our Sparkle Placemats in red and coordinating Napkin Rings. With sumptuous glass beads and contrasting golden bands, these festive placemats bring you back to the celebrations you used to love. Whether you’re on the slopes or on the beach, you’ll have a classic base.

Now add your own unique touches! Lean into laidback with decorated gingerbread people. Pair local greenery with white tea lights for a more classic take. And remember, wherever you are, home is where the love is.

We’ve loved gracing your homes this year. So Happy Holidays from our Von Gern Home to yours!

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Sophisticated Thanksgiving (and Friendsgiving) Decor Ideas

Sophisticated Thanksgiving (and Friendsgiving) Decor Ideas

This year, we’re thankful for style!

 

Thanksgiving is the time to gather with our families. These families come in different shapes, colors, and sizes. We have the one we were born into, the one we’ve built; and the one we’ve chosen. Let’s explore an array of chic holiday tablescapes to reflect the gorgeous variety in the families around us!

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A Family Tradition

Feeling nostalgic? Homesick for the house you grew up in? Craving the earthy palette and textures of this season almost as much as you crave your grandmother’s passed-down stuffing recipe? That’s what today is all about! So let’s lean into the traditional side of turkey day.

This year, your heavenly harvest goes glam with our Garland Placemats in earth tones. Handcrafted gold and bronze beaded leaves intertwine delicately on a jute background. These elegant placemats are the crown jewels of any Thanksgiving table.

But why stop there? More is more in this celebration of the season! Want more shine? Add complementary bronze or gold flatware and linens for extra extravagance. Opting for an organic feel? Choose cornucopias of fall foliage! Styled here with our Constellation Napkin Rings, these glorious gems are the perfect finishing touch to your festive meal. This trasitional table setting creates a warm, inviting atmosphere that will delight your family and friends this Thanksgiving.

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Pearls of Wisdom

“I favor pearls onscreen, and in my private life.”

When has Grace Kelly ever been wrong? Pearls are quintessentially glamorous. They flow with ease from the subdued, to the sublime. For a unique Thanksgiving tablescape that does just that, our Dewdrop Placemats are your must-have accessory for this holiday season! Crafted in petite glass beads and pearls on a cotton backing, their unique shape serves an extra helping of chic.

Now, Coco Chanel never met a pearl she didn’t love. Take a page out of her best-dressed book! Start by adding our 3 Ring Pearl Napkin Rings.

Now that your table has been transformed from festive to fabulous, you need a touch of metallic warmth. It’ll keep this holiday meal grounded in that fall feast feel. First, style with gold-rimmed plates and gold flatware. The metal warms up your look. Try a thick linen or cotton tablecloth with a gold motif for thematic texture. Now we’re cooking! This classic take on turkey day will leave you craving Audrey Hebpurn movies. Breakfast at Tiffany’s… and then dessert!

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Silver Belles

Triumphed at traditional? Treated your peeps to your pearly whites? Want to shake up the tried-and-true Thanksgiving look, while leaning less into the upscale ornate? Split the difference! Our Split Reversible Placemats were literally made for this!

Crafted in sumptuous faux leather, one side sparkles in a delightful duo of silver and pearl, while the flip side stuns in pearl alone. These beauties doll up the most casual Friendsgiving; or elevate the elegance of a formal fete.

Anyone want a second helping of bling? Choose our Sparkle Napkin Rings in white. Pair with silver-rimmed dishes and flatware to step up the shine.

Now, let’s remember, it’s still November! So usher in some of the autumnal palette that’s so pleasing in this season. Place an earthy tablecloth and keep it fall festive with flowers in warm, deep reds and oranges. Welcome to the sweet spot: a creative, eclectic mix of laid-back and classic! It’s the perfect setting for a fabulous feast with your chosen family. Your guests will simply gush with gratitude!

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Modern Family

Holiday adulting is a lot. Between décor, dietary restrictions, and destination delays, we long for the days when naps were forced upon us. One great thing about being grown-ups, though: we don’t have to follow the rules! That’s where our last look lands. Tradition is terrific. Glamor is grand. Bridging them? Brilliant. Now for a nod to nonconformity!

Axe the autumnal palette. Pack your pearls for next time. Mix your metals next week. Dare to be different! Picture Pistachio and Periwinkle! Our Reversible Placemats, shown here in Light Green (Dark Green) and Light Blue (Steel Blue) are an unexpected serving of style. Don’t think these colors say turkey day? What if they scream YOU? Toss in some decorative white pumpkins if you want to ground your look. Lop off the top of a long-necked gourd and use it as a vase for eucalyptus clippings. Treat yourself to your own take on The Thursday of the year. Your Thanksgiving feast can be whatever you want it to be. Just like your family….

Happy Thanksgiving to all! And, to our customers whose tables we are thrilled to grace, we at Von Gern Home are thankful to you, and for you! xx

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Halloween Decorations: Scarily Chic Tablescapes

Halloween Decorations: Scarily Chic Tablescapes

Halloween Decor Ideas That Are Scarily Chic

It’s October! What does your table want to be for Halloween? Sure, we make the kids pick one costume and stick with it (insert tantrum or storm-off here). With our dining décor, however, we can be a bit more lenient. We’re so in love with these three looks, that we’re doing them all! So here are some Tricks and Treats for your tablescape that will thrill …and kill the Glampire Games.

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Pumpkin – the timeless Halloween decoration

Oh, Orange and Black – the time honored color combo of Halloween – until now. Let’s lean into the orange, and pair it with white! Suddenly we’re in a lighter, less sinister palette.

Think organic settings, here. Use sculptural natural branches, real pumpkins and gourds, flowers in the gorgeous rich tones of autumn. Want to use trick or treat buckets as accents? Replace the hard plastic pumpkin ones with spooky black cat heads, crafted from papier mâché.

As for place settings, keep them equally bright in tone and earthy in texture. Our Woven Fringe Placemats are the perfect pieces for this look. Hand-crafted in woven twine, they serve insouciant, festive style for a total Hallo-win!

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Witchful Thinking

Now that we’ve paid homage to orange, let’s give her a rest. That’s right. Black is back! And paired with white, it’s starkly stunning.

This tablescape is less trick-or-treat, and more All Hallows’ Eve. Imagine Edgar Allen Poe’s vision board: ravens, witches, cauldrons, and candelabras. Sinister suggestion rules this look. Think opaque black glassware. Love a skull? Make it metallic. Want a finger bowl or a candy dish on the table? Choose one with spider legs. Paint a wreath black and festoon it with bats.

Now, ready to serve some serious shriek? Our Splatter Placemats, Zen Placemats & Coasters; and Woven Fringe Placemats & Coasters, all in black and white, will cast a spell on you. Their elevated glamour serves Haute Horror at its best. See? It’s right here in black and white….

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(Trick or) Treat Yourself!

We might be too old to dress up and beg for it, but that doesn’t mean we don’t crave candy. So let’s celebrate the bewitching sweets that have us under their spell.

This look is all about festive fun. The skulls are smiling here. Think Scared Silly! Stir the rich bright tones of autumn into this color cauldron: orange pumpkins, forest green leaves, yellow gourds. Add Halloween cupcakes, candy corn, and marshmallow ghosts to up the adorable ante. Day of the Dead Cookies? Absolutely.

How to bring this Hallo-whimsy together? Just add sugar! Inspired by the colorful coating on our favorite confections, our beaded Sprinkles Placemats elevate this esthetic to elegant. And you know what that means. You’ve still got room for dessert!

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3 Looks You’ll FALL For!

3 Looks You’ll FALL For!

Fall Table Settings You Can Set in Minutes

Autumn means back to school. No real vacations until December (sigh), so time is of the essence! That’s why Von Gern Home is serving up 3 different styles you can set in mere minutes. From stealth elegance to bold and bright, these looks offer something for everyone, just like the season itself.

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Simply Marvelous!

‘Tis the season of warmer hues, heavier fabrics, and earthier textures… or is it? Why not mix it up with a refreshing change of pace? Instead of the typical harvest palette, surprise guests with this nod to quiet luxury. Use uncommon colors like cool blue and silver (seen here in our Split Reversible Placemats and Rope Napkin Rings) as a base.

Set against a tonally similar tablecloth. Then sprinkle in accents in the vibrant hues of fall: shiny gold or green fruit, the warm browns of challah and herbs, or the rich reds, magentas, and purples of wild flowers. This creative take on Autumn is chic, unique, and utterly charming!

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Weather Forecast: Fabulous!

The start of Fall is a delightful combination of sweet warm days and crisp, cool nights. Let’s celebrate that perfect contrast on the table as well! Start with your neutral. Focus on faded blues, for example, with gray and brown undertones to keep it from feeling summery. Then garnish your tablescape with foods, flowers, and glassware in the bold tones we love about this season: green, magenta, pumpkin, ochre.

The final touch? Our Pearl Placemats and Coasters. Crafted from layers of cracked shell, they offer a bold texture and multifaceted color, bringing the cool and warm tones together in perfect harmony.

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Easy Autumn Elegance

Who says looking great has to take forever? Here’s how to turn the glam up to ten, in under five minutes! Choose pieces that perform a function and elevate your décor simultaneously; like our Celestial Placemats and Coasters. These stunners slay at double duty. Named for the luminous wonder of the heavens, they reflect brilliant color as the light hits them.

With one exquisite statement piece for your table, your prep time is slashed! Style with dark, sturdy plates, to ground the look in Autum. Then sprinkle in flowers and accents in deep reds, dark purples, and rich earth tones. Take it from us: your fall décor will be divine!

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Your Best Trip Yet? Summer to Fall!

Your Best Trip Yet? Summer to Fall!

As the season transitions from summer to fall, so do our table settings.

Summer might be ending, but that’s no reason to stop celebrating! Bring new adventures to your table by mixing colors and fabrics in new ways. Choose looks that blend the sunny fun of summer, with the darker sensuality of autumn. At Von Gern Home, we offer an array of accessories to transition your tablescape in style.

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Mix it Up!

 

Our Woven Rattan Placemats make any summer sing. But here, shown in black, they effortlessly bridge the gap from casual beach day, to upscale luncheon. Styled here with vibrant autumn flowers and sturdy glassware, they balance the darker hues the new season inspires. Want to keep the earthier tones feeling casual? Choose a light, eclectic tablecloth print, seen here.

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Sparkle And Shine!

 

When traveling the bridge between two seasons, a touch of sparkle is just the thing! Our Graphic Sparkle placemats feature petite glass beads, mixed with gold or silver. Styled here with neutral and metallic accents, they take your tablescape from the sizzling allure of Summer to the robust glamour of Fall. Our Horn Napkin Rings use texture to achieve this blend with grace and ease. Carefree pops of color offset the solid feel of horn. With pieces like this, saying so long to summer, isn’t so sad.

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Life’s a Beach, With Our Destination-Inspired Tablescapes!

Life’s a Beach, With Our Destination-Inspired Tablescapes!

Create Easy Destination-Inspired Tablescapes

Summer Vacation is here! Yours may be an elegant jaunt to an exotic island, a quick day trip to the closest ocean, or a casual stroll to your toddler’s favorite sandbox. Whatever your summer looks like, you can travel from home, with Von Gern Home. With our Ibiza and Capri Placemats and Coasters, you can bring the beach right to your table. Without all that sand to clean up.

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A Toast To The Spanish Coast!

Our Ibiza Placemats bring the reds, oranges, and yellows of the island sun to you! Our Quatro Napkin Rings play these tones against warm, earthy wood peekaboo corners to create a stunning tablescape. Mix with a bright, eclectic tablecloth for a fun fusion of pattern and texture. Style with colorful vases and juicy fresh fruit, and take your table from sunny lunch to sexy supper!

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Stunning While Sunning: Serving Capri!

Celebrate the warmth and elegance of the smoldering Italian Coast with our Capri Placemats in yellow. Our 3 Ring Pearl Napkin Rings shout out the jewels of the sea, bringing the feel of the island right to your table. Make the tones pop against a bright ocean blue tablecloth. Double down on delicious with tart lemons as accessories! However you style them, these gorgeous pieces are a special delivery of sunshine.

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The Italian Job: Bringing The Beach To You!

Dive into the stunning Mediterranean with these Capri Placemats in blue. The azure of the water meets the white of the sand, taking your tablescape straight to the sun-kissed islands! Nail nautical chic with our 3 Ring Pearl Napkin Rings. Pair with crisp white napkins serving saucy sea creatures! Dressed up or down, your beach day – or night – is sure to sizzle.

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Calling all Colors!

Calling all Colors!

Two hot takes on Colorful Tablescapes, just in time for Summer!

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THE MUST-HAVE COLOR FOR YOUR SUMMER? ALL OF THEM!

The future’s so bright, you’ll need your shades, and with our Woven Fringe Placemats, you can wear them all together! These bold, playful pieces are the perfect way to kick off a summer of fun in the sun.

With this rainbow of vibrant textures and hues, more is definitely more! Our ocean blue, key lime green, hot pink, and lemon yellow woven placemats create a festive, casual table setting that’s as exciting as a summer vacation, right in your kitchen or back yard!

And don’t stop there. Pair these vivid, rich woven placemats with equally bold dishes and Floral napkin rings. Mix and match this kaleidoscope of colors, prints, and patterns to create an eclectic, energizing summer table setting.

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SUMMER IN THE SHADE… OF CITRUS!

Table setting with a twist – of lime, orange, lemon, or grapefruit! Our Citrus Placemats bring a touch of tart, a hint of sweet, and a burst of bright color to your summer tablescape!

When it comes to fun, flirty, fruity treats for your table, double down on decor! Who says flowers are the whole centerpiece? Why not cut up some of your favorite citrus as an exciting addition to your table setting? Extra points for table decor that doubles as seasoning for salads, twists for cocktails, and a fabulous scent that complements any meal!

Can’t get enough of this tasty theme? Neither can we! Try a citrus patterned tablecloth and our Citrus coasters! Once again, more is more when it comes to these splashes of flavor. Summer has never tasted so good!

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3 Ways to Embrace Organic Modern Decor

3 Ways to Embrace Organic Modern Decor

Learn How to Style Natural Materials and Create an Organic Modern Table Setting for Summer Entertaining

Spring and summer entertaining is all about enjoying the beautiful weather and incorporating nature’s beauty into your table decor. We share three ways to style table accessories made from natural materials to add a modern organic twist to your summer entertaining. Enjoy our take on incorporating warm neutral tones and rich textures into contenporary spaces for a nurturing yet elegant aesthetic. 

Stripes and solids lacquer placemat white turquoise
Navy and white lacquer stripe placemat

Organic and Bold

Natural decor does not have to be subdued and mellow! We believe that mixing and matching organic elements with contemporary design features can result in a bold and sophisticated tablescape that provides you with desired warmth, comfort, and visual interest. The best way to design this kind of look is to play with geometric shapes and striking colors mingled with the natural materials.

Gaia Placemat is made from organic seagrass interwoven with thin colored strips of recycled plastic to create a lush elemental pattern. We paired these chic and easy placemats with the Flow Napkin Rings in blue for an additional pop of color. The natural wood and organic shape of the Flow Napkin Rings complement the Gaia Placemats‘ rich natural texture and warming hues, while offering a twist of modernity. Neutral linen napkins complete the perfect raw yet refined look.

Navy rope napkin ring

Organic and Elegant

Less is more. At the root of our organic modern tablescape style is a minimalist approach with simple sihouettes and warm natural tonal hues all mixing together to bring in warmth and comforrt to entertaining at home.

In this tablescape with our black and white natural seagrass Terra Placemats , we brought in multiple tones to inject depth but kept them all in the same color scheme to ensure visual flow. To add unmistakable sophistication to these eco chic placemats, we offset a natural linen tablecloth with black matte plates and black napkins. Once that groundwork has been laid, we dressed the napkins with our Flow Napkin Rings in an organic shape with soft curved lines to warm things up and add visual interest.

Red ombre round placemat

Organic and Colorful

We love to introduce pops of vivid colors in creative ways for a fun and festive tablescape, inviting atmospehere brimming with character and soul while keeping its elegance intact.

The Woven Rattan Placemats and coordinating Woven Rattan Coasters are made with natural rattan and eye-catching colorful fringe in recycled plastic twine. We used the Woven Rattan Placemats in pink to start off our colorful table setting. From there, we played with color by combining multihued plates, cups, and flowers. Our only rule was to use bright and joyful shades. For an utterly delightful finishing touch, we turned to our favorite unexpected styling trick: using fresh fruits as table decor! Fresh lemons and limes create a naturally gorgeous, practical, and long lasting centerpiece.

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