Simple doesn’t have to mean boring, just ask Tracy Edwards, VP/DMM of Chelsea Passage at Barneys New York. She believes a high quality, porcelain plate in white is the backbone to any collection of homewares thanks to its ability to mix and match with different motifs. “Think of a porcelain plate in pure white as your blank canvas, like the wall of an art gallery,” says Edwards. “It’s the perfect piece for creating various expressions when you entertain.”

Indeed, it’s like the Little Black Dress of table settings—a chic chameleons that can easily shift from artsy to minimal through clever styling. Here, we share five ways to style a Dibbern white dinner plate, from a touch of mediterranean blues to splash of glam gold.

 

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