Get the Look: Whitney Port’s Pretty Passover Table

04/22/2014 at 05:38 PM ET

Whitney Port Passover Table
Courtesy Whitney Port; Paul Morigi/Getty

When we caught a glimpse of Whitney Port‘s Passover table on Instagram, we thought, ‘Oooh, spring!’

Is she the host? Is she a guest? Is she merely a passing photographer? It doesn’t really matter: The seder’s pretty peacock plates (a favorite motif of fellow The Hills alum Lauren Conrad!), happy turquoise palette and festive pops of gold beautifully marked the holiday.

Best of all, the homey, unfussy setup looks like something we’ve seen before — at our own holiday dinners. Do the mismatched chairs ring a bell? In other words, the look is totally accessible.

Planning a dinner for 10? In the stylish spirit of the MTV star/designer, we tracked down a few tabletop treats to dine like Port.

Whitney Port Passover Table
Courtesy Fifth Lakshmi

Peacock Plates
As they say on Portlandia, “Put a bird on it.” But these porcelain dishes from 222 Fifth Casual Dinnerware are more classic style than hipster trend, with a whimsical flock that gives a pump of pomp. $90 for 4 pieces

Whitney Port Passover Table
Courtesy Noritake

Turquoise Plates
Paired with the peacocks, turquoise-rimmed dinner plates add a bright, bold splash. Noritake’s versatile design mixes and matches with just about any peppy spring pattern. $9 and up

Whitney Port Passover Table
Courtesy Pottery Barn

Turquoise Goblets
Cheers! A dinner party fueled with Rioja is sure to taste better in colorful eclectic glassware. We dig Port’s cool blue vessels, but similar styles are everywhere, from the above Pottery Barn glasses to these beauties from Anthropologie. $39 for 6

Whitney Port Passover Table
Courtesy Mikasa

Gold Placemats
It’s just a glimpse of glitz, but a metallic accent is enough to make the table sparkle. Mikasa’s gold placemats are neutral enough to work with almost anything, but still eye-catching. $30 for 4

Whitney Port Passover Table
Courtesy Design Within Reach

Gold Flatware
Port’s flatware, a nice complement to the placemats, boasts pretty gilded handles. But we also love the modern lines of this set from Design Within Reach. Forks up — it’s time to eat! $30 for 5-piece setting

—Brooke Showell

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

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Alister on

Two articles about Whitney port in one day? Um… Why? Stop trying to make Whitney port happen.

Niki on

Esquisite table setting. Every other setting differs in that which compliments the other.

Niki on

Who is Whitney Port? Whatever, she sure knows how to set a beautiful table. I love it.

Stewart on

Beautiful color turquoise for table setting.
A big color , popular, in the 1950s.

Al on

Dead roses!!!

Anonymous on

trash story and person

sue's on

Dear Whitney, thank You for stealing my idea and a making it you own. Technically these dishes were sold at Macey’s and Marshall’s so it’s not that hard to come up with that idea…

Madeliene Rose on

I love the silverware with its elaborate detail! This table is missing an amazing table cloth though.

Anonymous on

Very ironic that a woman who looks like a bird, has peacock dinnerware. I see the attraction. Does she have wings and a tail?

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