Simple sophistication is the hallmark of this look. Start with white dishes and add color with a solid tablecloth. Incorporate clear glass, as well as silver and gold serving pieces, to keep the feeling light.
Edit the settings
You might be tempted to lay out all your flatware to make the table look more elegant; instead, avoid clutter and omit pieces that won't be used. For instance, lay out the soup spoon only if you're serving a soup course.