A Mother’s Day Table to Show Her You Care

Mother's day tabletop inspiration

Mother’s day is about showing that important lady in your life gratitude and also pampering her a little bit. In my mind, there’s nothing more luxurious than having someone cook for you, and cooking for someone else is the ultimate way to show someone you care. We dreamt up this pretty, sunny table as the perfect space to have a leisurely Sunday brunch with your mom. Here’s what we did:

Mother's Day table inspiration from Ballard Designs

What better way to enjoy a spring day than to sit in a sunny bay window? Gauzy linen sheers, plenty of throw pillows, and spill-proof upholstered Parsons chairs make the perfect little nook to enjoy Sunday brunch with mom.

Bunny Williams' Melange salad plates mixed with gray plates

Like Bunny Williams, we love mixing and matching dinner and salad plates. You can easily come up with new looks, and with just a set of salad plates, you can create a whole new table. Here, we used Bunny Williams’ Melange salad plates as the inspiration for our table. Our Brigitte Dinnerware in Oyster mixes beautifully, and our Edie Block Print napkins in sage play up the green in the plate.

Mother's Day table inspiration from Ballard Designs

Tortoise flatware brings out the chocolate browns in Bunny’s dinnerware and adds another texture.

In one of our recent podcast episodes, Bunny Williams talks about how she loves to set her table. She says it’s like painting a picture! We love that metaphor, because there’s always a new color palette you can create and a new way to mix together pieces you already have. There’s always a new way to play with the different colors and patterns in your dinnerware.

Have fun with it, and cook for your mom so she knows you care. Happy Mother’s Day to all of those wonderful moms out there!

Find more place setting ideas here, or browse our entertaining ideas on Pinterest.

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.