“I don’t like to take entertaining too seriously, or it can appear stuffy,” says Victoria. “I like spontaneous get-togethers, being able to pull out my beautiful things and invite friends and family over at the last minute—no special occasion necessary. It’s fun to share your home; it’s more intimate and personal than dining in a restaurant.”
In her tablescape, pulled from her own cupboard, antique salad plates with depictions of classical figures in gold lend opulence to basic silver chargers, and white intaglio-embossed plates add to the Arcadian motif. Round woven placemats in sage ground the suite of plates. Simple white linens sparkle with gold leaf-shaped napkin rings that subtly hint at the fall season.