Setting a beautiful tablespace in the warmer months can be as casual as some candles and wild flowers at a picnic table or as formal as a crisp tablecloth, soft lighting, meticulously arranged flowers and your very best cutlery. But no matter which option you choose, you can bring a taste of summer into your décor with some luxurious dinner plates in one of these striking patterns.

—Lisa Meipala Kennedy

1. L’objet Perlée blue in limoges porcelain, $80,

2. Blue Pheasant Kennedy acacia wood, $42, Hoagland’s of Greenwich, Greenwich, CT

3. Tiffany & Co. Wheat leaf in bone china, $150,

 4. Vietri Melamine fruit lemon, $22,

5. Hermès Passifolia in limoges porcelain, $240, hermè

6. Neiman Marcus Sahara 12-piece dinnerware set (dinner plate shown), in porcelain with decal accents, $218 per setting, The Westchester, White Plains, NY

7. Herend Royal garden in hand-painted porcelain, $330,