— "It's nice to have little hints of metallics," Spungen says, though she warns not to overdo it. "Gold flatware can look really fantastic. Or a charger under a plate or a napkin ring." Chilewich's Small Napkin Rings in various colors ($9, www.chilewich.com) offer both the shine of stainless steel and the texture of vinyl in a basketweave pattern.
Roberts is a freelance writer. She can be found at www.lindseymroberts.com.