Today’s Trends in Tabletop Design: From Craft Based to Rich Color


If you follow today’s trends in tabletop design, then you’re likely familiar with the extraordinary collection of servingware and tabletop accessories from Michael Aram and Kim Seybert. e Design Bar is using both Kim Seybert and Michael Aram in the Hamptons show this month,nd we’ll showcase some of our favorite collections from these two in this blog post. Michael Aram works primarily in metal and delivers craft based tabletop design. Kim Seybert focuses on rich color and texture and stepping outside of traditional design. Kim Seybert creates supremely stylish collections for modern living.


Michael Aram

From Cast Iron to Botanical Leaf to Black Orchid collections, a mix of Michael Aram accessories makes for some intriguing place settings. Inspired by complexitie texture and form found in greenery and foliage, The Botanical Leaf collection gives a sense of freshness and is a unique addition to your tabletops. This collection has a transitional look and can be utilized for several different looks.

The Michael Aram Black Orchid Collection has simple yet fascinating detail and is inspired by the dominant allure of orchids. The Cast Iron Collection is an excellent everyday option, and has a less formal feel than the previous two. Rooted in the iron forging process, Cast Iron pieces have striking textures that are sure to stand out from the crowd.


Kim Seybert

Kim Seybert brings a refreshing sense of fashion to the tabletop and infuses a level of texture to her design that makes the brand unique. Seybert collections feature tropical and jungle prints, flora and fauna, black and white pairings, color blocking, as well as pearls and chains, all of which Seybert sees as current trends in tabletop design. From beautiful napkin rings to specially beaded placemats to luxurious table linens, Kim Seybert offers new collections that are gorgeous and unique to the market.

Color is key in tabletop design, and Kim Seybert understands the importance of having it on the table. When it comes to creating new ideas, you shouldn’t be afraid to experiment with color. Matching colors is often overdone and can get boring, and guests will appreciate the unexpected pops of various color combinations.

Because your tabletops are often set for special occasions, you should have many styles of silverware, serving dishes, napkin rings, dinnerware, candles and placeholders. Today’s trends in tabletop design are as unique as ever before. But with so many distinctive options, keep your stylistic preferences in mind when setting the table, whether it’s a delightful tablescape or a relaxed and warm atmosphere that you’re going for.

Hilary Silverman