Orange string dinner party seatting - Students from Brooklyn's Pratt Institute created this colorful and edgy setting. Bright orange strings seem to explode from the center of the table and surround the room. The unobtrusiveness of the lucite chairs help keep the focus on the strings.
Neon aids and red petals on table decor - Plenty of red petals and neon renderings of the AIDS ribbon make a basic table and place settings more special.
Kate Spade and Kravet - spring table design - Kate Spade and Kravet collaborates on this colorful and playful setting. Colorful parasols and bright greenery against a backdrop of mixed black and white prints make for very lively decor.
Kate Spade and Kravet Colorful Table Setting - Colorful, unmatched slipcovers are a perfect counterpoint to the black and white background.
Simple vases and accessible flowers for table setting - Simple vases with accessible flowers and delicate china complete the setting. It's a great example of how simple items combined artfully make a spectacular display.
Paper string creative table design - Simple string and paper in creative hands came together in a very dramatic fashion. Thinking beyond flowers and fruit can be a budget-conscious and breathtaking option.
Gary Riggs Home and Fashion Scoop Table Design - The global theme of this warm, inviting setting was created by Gary Riggs Home and Fashion Scoop. Using a middle eastern rug as a table covering is great alternative to the run-of-the-mill tablecloth and adds to the luxe feel.
Animal print carpet on table - Animal print and gilded dinnerware adds to the exotic feel, while the collection of multicolored votives is a simple but effective firing its the taller lights.
Table installation for party from Darren Varden and Lladro - Moody, a bit dark, and definitely seductive, this table installation was created by Darren Varden and Lladro. The red upholstery and flowers are a dramatic contrast against the farm elements in the setting. We're nonthinking about doing a red table setting in our own dark wood dining room!
Simple knoll table design - Knoll, the manufacturers of countless iconic furnishings, presented their dining area, which was an ideation of food, fun and friends. British-born artist Jon Burgerman created the art on site. A simple black and white palette like this one would provide fodder for a full evening of dinner conversation.
Bargeman uses doodles for table design - Bargeman uses doodles in his work and is often hailed as the leading figure in the popular 'Doodle' art style. His work falls somewhere between fine art, urban art and pop-culture, using humor as a point of reference.
Poltrona Frau Table design - Leather stools are a fitting choice for this dining display by Poltrona Frau. The marble-top table and a unexpected cocktail bar in a trunk come together for a sparse but elegant setting.
Madcap Cottage created a spring table - Madcap Cottage created this dining scene called “Into the Garden,” where you'd expect Alice the the rabbit to appear. Floral wall paper, trellised upholstery and an entire kaleidoscope of butterflies make for a whimsical and cheerful setting.
Fun accents table setting for dinner - Fun accents like the cloche-covered bloom at the head of the table and ceramic elephants keep the style interesting.
Femine table seatting
rainforest table decor - This lush rainforest, complete with a dense floral canopy above, was designed by Sasha Bikoff. The birds of paradise in spare black vases are perfect with the stunning tropical wallpaper. We particularly love the tree-trunk stools, which add to the woodland ambiance.
New York School of Interior Design modern dining table
Lucite table decor - Colorful and futuristic, these lucite plates, cutlery and glasses are very fun.
gorgeous setting from Nourison table - This gorgeous setting from Nourison has an undersea theme. The designer created the jellyfish lights and the glowing centerpiece, fashioned from giant barnacles and LED lights. Shimmering fabric on the walls, full of sequins, an a dark dining table and chairs, complete the dramatic dinnerscape.
perfect in this setting by New Growth Designs - An intimate dinner for two would be perfect in this setting by New Growth Designs. Hydrangeas and a bowl brimming with tangerines adorn the natural table. The peaceful and romantic outdoor setting was designed by Mary Douglas Drysdale.
Simple and chic details for dining table - Simple and chic details like the lace edged napkin, vintage cutlery and casual drinking glasses make the setting special.
Dining table from M Moser Associates - “Dining in the Sky” was designed by M Moser Associates. Industrial elements, neon colors and a neutral gray background are a fantastic blend. The matching chairs and long wood table add to the industrial feel.
Live edge dining table combination - The edgy combination is softened by the live edge of the wood table and the organic feel of the terrariums that decorate the setting.
Outdoor dining table from Sunbrella - Created by the outdoor fair specialists, Sunbrella, this cerulean setting is lush thanks to the dramatic fabric-draped overhang. The tassels that accent the matching chairs are a dramatic touch,as are the chandeliers.
Hope dining table Designed by Ali Tayar who collaborated with SilverLining Interiors - Designed by Ali Tayar, who collaborated with SilverLining Interiors, is not only a dramatic dinner setting but a powerful statement. the striped table and bright red, angular chairs add to the drama/
Created by Design Within Reach with white accessories - Created by Design Within Reach, this setting is very California. The bench seating, white accessories -- and the jello molds on the table -- create a cool yet casual vibe.
tablescape by Studio O+A & Teknion Studio is sleek and modern. - This temporary tablescape by Studio O+A & Teknion Studio is sleek and modern. The cloud of black, grey and white balls above the minimally decorated table add interest as do the gray ottomans, which we really love.
This is life dining table with chairs - Mesh orbs hover over Marc Blackwell's “This Life!” tablescape, which includes a live-grass centerpiece lily of the Nile. The greenery is a fitting counterpoint to the concrete table and neutral chairs.
Oversized lamps over dining table - Cut flowers are gorgeous but can be costly. Sowing live grass in unique containers can be a style-forward and affordable way to create an interesting dinner party setting.
Baccarat crystal dining table in black - Baccarat crystal created this stunning dinner setting, with a mossy centerpiece running down the table and a chandelier of branches and multicolored lights.
Neutral greenery table setting - Fine crystal and natural greenery are a winning combination.
Eco natural dining table setting - Echo designed a table that looks like it came from "out of Africa." The natural rug, rusting table, canvas chairs, and safari-style lighting are stylish and dramatic. The whimsical zebra and natural centerpiece complete the adventurous look.
Paris Forino pink accents for dining table - Designer Paris Forino used pink blooms to accent an otherwise sleek and spare setting. The cafe chairs also add a touch of softness to the angular setting.
Dining table from Julia Buckingham for Benjamin Moore - This Paris-style setting from Chicago designer Julia Buckingham for Benjamin Moore and Consentino is done in the color of the year, Simply White. We love the mix of seating pieces that includes upholstered stools and a variety of armchairs.
White and elegant dining table - The place settings from Bloomingdales are elegant and formal.
Ralph Lauren Home Wood dining table - The place settings from Bloomingdales are elegant and formal.
New York artist Betil Dagdelen design - This tablescape by New York artist Betil Dagdelen, was inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s home in New Mexico and the desert.
Minimalist New York artist Betil Dagdelen design - Spindly blooms in a mixed collection of vessels accent the simple table, set with neutral dinnerware.
Sa Baxter Design Table Design - This stately setting by SA Baxter Design firm Ingram features a copper-and-aluminum table as well as the firm's new lighting. The orchid centerpiece and unusual chairs make for an elegant dinner tablescape.
A unique charger and dark plates - A unique charger and dark plates are accented by a minimal and elegant pearl napkin ring.
Architectural Digest Designer Bronson van Wyck Tablescape - Africa was a popular theme among the tablescapes, which included this one by Architectural Digest Designer Bronson van Wyck. His creation includes a custom-printed backdrop, authentic artifacts, graphic linens and global-inspired pendant lighting.
Crate and Barrel reinterpreted a fragmented-plates - Crate and Barrel reinterpreted a fragmented-plates installation on the wall with a white tablescape.
White fuzzy cloche - Each place has a glass cloche over a coupe. We particularly love the angora chairs and hair-on-hide seats.
Antonino Buzzetta for the New York Design Center - Antonino Buzzetta for the New York Design Center crated a colorful and fun rooftop party setting.. Rather than focus on formal place settings, the designer created displays of treats, cakes and drinks. It was all in celebration of the center's both birthday.
Some elegant, some fun or fantastical — and all inspirational: This spring’s DIFFA Dining by Design, presented imaginative and stunning table displays by a wide variety of designers. DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the country’s largest supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk. Running concurrently with the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City, the event provided great ideas and inspiration for how you can dress up a dining table for your next dinner party.