6 Ideas for a Modern Easter Brunch Table
Set for spring
Just outside our windows, spring unfurls with quiet, fuss-free grace. Bring that spirit indoors with flexible, naturally inspired ideas for a modern brunch table.
Chairs 191-278-10 Svenbertil in birch. Ikea.
Curtains Sheer linen. Country Curtains.
Tablecloth Vence in white. Libeco.
Light wood accents in the form of the cake stand, chairs and charger plates keep a pastel table from becoming overly sweet.
Reimagine the usual napkin-on-top place setting by tucking a jazzy linen between solid-color plates. Result: A graphic frame for a single, swooping radish.
Plates Marin dinner in white 141383; Marin salad in blue 468897. Crate and Barrel.
Decorative wood-grain charger 32637266. Terrain.
Napkins Cotton Gotcha.
A striking piece of kitchen gear, like a boldly swirling Bundt pan or a sculptural pitcher, turns food and drink into centerpieces.
Bundt pan Heritage. Nordic Ware.
Pitcher 481831 Ona large. Crate and Barrel.
Stemless wineglasses 422263 True. CB2.
Reinvent a tired veggie tray by serving long crudites and crisp breadsticks in glasses. For extra appeal, wrap a couple in frilly cabbage or kale leaves and tie with twine.
Long dish (holding radishes) Skinny platter. Haand.
Keep flowers loose by playing with odd couples: Large and small bouquets to bookend the table, or blowsy peonies paired with spare, budding branches.
Rinsed eggshells work as tiny bud vases or planters for mini succulents and ferns. Place in egg cups or group in an egg carton.
Egg cups 429336 Classic. Crate and Barrel.
Creating a natural habitat
1 Pressing matter Minnesota potter Joanna Buyert uses antique lace doilies to apply ornate texture to appetizer trays. $72.
2 Two in one Petite birch planters from Minneapolis pass as egg cups. $8.
3 Tweet treats Serve dip or mixed nuts in this darling porcelain dish; available in nine colors, including oh-so-perfect robin’s-egg blue. $38.
4 Flour power Screen-printed with pale pink geraniums, Michigan-made flour-sack towels are pretty enough to use as place mats. $13.