Friday, February 18, 2022

Setting the Formal Chinoiserie Table

Navy & White Chinoiserie Toile Placemat

If you are not familiar with Kim Seybert, she designs the most incredible tabletop items - placemats, napkins, napkin rings, and such. I have been collecting her pieces for years. I have had my eye on these stunning placemats and they are finally on sale. 

A modern take on toile, this placemat features three dimensional beading with 20 different types of beads and sequins and incredible detailing. These are heirloom quality.

Kim Seybert Toile Placemat

I would pair these with more formal bamboo flatware like Amanda Lindroth's.

Bamboo Metal Flatware

Or these.

Silver Bamboo Flatware

These Estelle flutes would be wonderful.

Estelle Flutes in Midnight Blue

Monogrammed Italian Washed Linen Dinner Napkins in Navy

Kim Seybert Indochine Cocktail Napkins - Set of 6

Ginori Oriente Italiano in Iris

If I were registering for china today, it would be Ginori Oriente Italiano. It might be worth getting married again.


  1. Replies
    1. Exactly the right approach. No china is worth a wedding but this comes close!

    2. I'm with Karen. If it's on your budget, buy the china. You only live once. For a long time, I'v wanted a set of Herend's Queen Victoria. Their coffee and tea pots and cups and saucers would be a good place for me to start.

    3. It was tongue in cheek, trust me. I can afford the china and have less than no interest in a new husband. My life is perfect as it is.

  2. Luv :) I happen to have her Indochine Cocktail Napkins - and framed them individually between clear glass with simple Black framing. Turned out awesome and hang in my Kitchen.

    1. That's exactly what I was thinking could be done with the beaded placemat. Gorgeous table art.

    2. That's such a great idea. I have framed several fabric items in my home and love them.