The German Orthodox strive to beautify their surroundings. Yet, they are thrifty people (see Frankfurt on the Hudson, ebook, Loc. 884) who shun "flashy display." The synthesis of this is an eye towards tasteful and simple elegance. The KAJ building in Washington Heights is a great example of this.
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner is a blog by a German Orthodox woman in Washington Heights. It's a personal blog, ie it gives a window into her private life and interests. The blog serves up some photos of her beautiful table settings. (She loves having guests.) With her permission, I share the photos here.