fall table setting

A while back I was talking about mixing silver and gold in place settings and tablescapes and asked via Insta-Story if you guys would be interested in more on this topic. The response was a go, so here we are!

I have shared tablescapes before here and here, but this one is a little more October-themed with the pumpkins and touches of black and white.

There are a few things I think help when pulling off mixing metals, and they are:

1.  Try to keep it balanced.

If everything was gold with only one silver piece, it might look out of place. Try to keep it fairly even when mixing tones.  Annieglass is one of my favorite brands for beautiful, bold platinum and gold pieces, and I really love how they play off of each other for a beautiful (and dishwasher safe!) table.

2.  If you can incorporate something that is two-toned, even better!

I love that these affordable wine and water glasses mix silver and gold. They always seem to anchor in a mixed metal setting.

3.  Don’t think too hard about it.

There is so much inspiration to mixing silver, bronze, gold, etc. online – there are no rules!  I love this article, this fashionista’s post and this designer’s perspective.  Allow yourself some time to place things, move them around, remove and replace them with something else. Play with it a little bit until it feels right to you.

Below I styled one place setting with silver flatware and one with gold. I was kind of leaning toward the gold, but I thought it was neat to share both so you can see how you just play with it until it feels right.

annieglass tablescapemackenzie childs medium serving bowlannieglass ruffled chargervelvet camisoleworld market bar cartmackenzie childs ruffled bowlworld market bar cartfall tablescapeannieglass platinum ruffle cake standbrocade wine glasseslinen slip covered breakfast chairs

ruffled charger | similar dinner plate | salad plate | napkins | napkin ring | similar gold flatware | wine glass | water glass | MacKenzie-childs small bowl, medium bowl, cake dome, tumbler | ruffled cake stand | round gold platter | small bowl | oval serving tray | gold rectangle appetizer tray | ruffled wine coaster

bar cart | chairs & slipcovers | table – antique, repainted here | painting – done by my mom | similar hide rug | camisole | denim | middle finger ring 

How do you guys feel about mixing metals in your home and when entertaining?  Is it something you would be willing to try or do you lean toward staying consistent with one tone?

When I registered for our wedding (more about that Wednesday!), I chose platinum. I stand by my decision because I tend to decorate with more silvers than golds, but I’ve slowly been adding some gold accents in the mix and I think they play off of each other pretty well.

Thanks so much for reading and sharing! XO –

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13 thoughts on “3 Tips for Mixing Metals for Entertaining

  1. I love the camisole and jeans. Also your mom’s painting is beautiful……does she sell her art?

  2. I love this post and the tips! I don’t own my own metal entertainment set yet (one day..) but I always gear towards rose gold and gold. I love mixing and playing around with colors and metals. Why should we play it boring when it comes to our dishes? Your set is absolutely stunning and that cake looks like heaven. Excuse me now while I go stuff my mouth, haha!


    1. I don’t see rose gold serving pieces as often but how pretty! Come over for some carrot cake gf – you’ll have to share with C! 🙂

  3. So many things about this post that I love. First off you look absolutely gorgeous and I love that top on you. Second, your little entertaining space is SO COZY and pretty!! and third, you did such a great job mixing the metals and setting up a gorgeous table!! LOVE IT ALL!!! XOXO

  4. Your tablescape is gorgeous! I was so flattered and surprised to see one of my glass serving pieces in your post. I made the silver demitasse spoon featured on the Annieglass cheese plate.We were and still are a match made in heaven!

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  5. I LOVE the look of your dining table. I could never coordinate silver and gold so well!!!! But I love it a lot and it’s great inspiration for the next table I set ☺️☺️☺️ Thanks for sharing love!


  6. I’m not overly fond of mixing metals in general, but have on occasion. It feels more natural on a table setting though. You table is lovely. The Annie Glass plays well with lots of things as does Courtly Check. I use both, though my Annie Glass is gold. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Beautiful post!

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