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The North Carolina headquarters of Replacements Ltd is a dream for the tabletop obsessed: a warehouse full of unique vintage and current dinnerware in more than 425,000 patterns.
For two days this summer, Domino editors were given unlimited access to Replacements' incredible collection of china, crystal, glass, and flatware, and the results were pure magic. Beyond a stock of new and rare vintage items we had never seen before—after all Replacements' collection includes over eleven million pieces—our editors' favorite patterns were available to mix and match.
Inspired by maximalist styling and layering pattern on pattern, our editors pulled favorites from Richard Ginori, Royal Copenhagen, Spode, Hermes, Wedgwood, Meissen, and more.
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Here are our editors' tips on how to layer pattern and color on a table. It’s all about the mix, and making choices that reflect your personal style.
Treat glassware and flatware like accessories. For example, delicate stemware from the 1960s adds a vintage edge to more traditional patterns.
Mix your metallics. Everyone is reaching for flatware in brass and copper to layer with their stainless and sterling silver. Don’t be afraid to mix metals on the table.
Think of the season: pink is always in style, but for fall, mix it up by introducing earthy tones like dusty rose and navy blue to ground the brighter colors.