Some home stagers love a set table, while others hate it. In areas that there will be a lot of entertaining, like many of the properties that we stage, conveying the impression of entertaining is about focusing on lifestyle. Sometimes, however, it is a good change of pace to leave the table unset, but still ready for a family meal, party, or other form of gathering.
Setting the dining table without going over the top.
When setting the dining table for a home staging project, it's important to use great laying techniques. Proper silverware and napkin placement isn't necessarily necessary. Aesthetics is what it's all about.
This table scape was about creating interest and drama with the layering of texture in a relatively monochromatic design. Placement of pieces here is about adding interest and movement and not about creating a great eating experience. After all, in home staging, it's all fake - it's just about showing off the possibilities.