Dinner at the Seaside - A Summertime Table Setting

Julie Jurden

A Seaside Themed Table Setting

As the weather warms, our daydreams drift to the Italian seaside. From the colorful village of Manarola to the crisp blue waters of Praiano on the Amalfi Coast, the Italian seaside is delightful. If you cannot enjoy a holiday soaking up the rays in Italy, Modigliani has a way to bring the coast to you... a seaside themed table setting.

First, lay the foundation of the table, a gorgeous linen. With such a colorful place setting, we have chosen a more neutral base. Layer the base linen with our Tovagliette placemat and napkin in ivory. To give that seaside flair, add a net runner down the center of the table.

Here is where the fun begins! We have a variety of seaside inspired collections. Select chargers, plates, and bowls from any collection. The color pallets of each work beautifully together.

Blue Fish PlateMediterraneo - A salute to the Mediterranean Sea that creates some of the most beautiful scenery in Italy from cliffs to beaches and provides spectacular seafood to it’s inhabitants and guests. This collection showcases the fish and the sea in shape, color and design.


PanareaA salute to the smallest of the Aeolian Islands, Panarea, which is called home in the season to a very playful, wealthy and exclusive group of guests. The Panarea Collection boasts sea creatures as whimsical as the island inhabitants in a color that reflects the volcanic nature of the island chain.

Colorful stripe fish platePorto VenereOur Porto Venere Collection reflects the vibrant colors of the coastal village with a nautical nod to the harbor nestled there and the fish that frolic in the gentle waves of the sea.


Shell Plate
CapriCapri, an island in Italy’s Gulf of Naples, is famed for its rugged landscape, upscale beach resorts and high-end shops selling handmade leather sandals and signature limoncello liqueur. One of its best-known natural sites is the Blue Grotto, a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave. Our Capri Collection reflects it’s namesake with it’s rich solid blue color and shell form.


Accent your table with the handmade Italian flatware in our Via Veneto collection. Via Veneto is available in multiple pearlized colors with handles that have a gentle yet geometric curve combining the contemporary with a delicate flair. For this tablescape, we have chosen the five piece place setting in white.

Lastly, add a pop of color to the table with flowers. A lovely coral colored rose placed in a simple glass vase brings tones from the dinnerware into the centerpiece. 

SalmonNow that you have set the a gorgeous seaside-inspired table, chose a dish that's perfect for the occasion. We love Salmon Roasted with Cherry Tomatoes, Whole Sea Bass in A Salt Crust, or Orecchiette with Broccoli, all from Cooking from the Soul