So everything’s going to plan. You’ve just finished your best Nigella moves in the kitchen and the dinner is bubbling away nicely. Starter. Check. Main. Check. Dessert. Check. Booze. Check. Guests arrive at 7.30pm, so you’ve still got time for a cheeky glass of wine to get the party started before they arrive, too. Bonus.
But is your dinner table looking its best? Would you score top ‘Come Dine With Me’ marks? We think that creating the right ambience is key to a successful dinner party and investing in timeless tableware can make all the difference. Neutral tableware in subtle earthy tones inspire a casual chic feel, while pristine glassware and solid white China create an exclusive, but more formal look. In contrast, colourful, patterned crockery adds a vibrant feel and suits everyday use for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out these latest designs, which would work well in both modern and traditional-style homes.
Bring true Burgundy style to your home with Emile Henry’s Urban Colours range in shades of white, ‘muscade’ and ‘poivre’. Its smooth lines work well in both contemporary and modern settings.
SIA has a wonderful selection of classic pieces for every aspect of the table, from linen and crockery to faux flowers and glasses – perfect for open-plan entertaining.
A subtle way to add colour to your dining table is with pretty coloured glass. LSA International stocks curvaceous pieces with characterful dimpled textures in its Lucie range. For a crisp modern look, opt for sleek frosty crockery such as Luna.
We don’t suggest you eat your dinner off the wall, but we do suggest adding some colourful country style to your table – Botanic Garden is a timeless Portmeirion classic.
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Emily Peck, Editor
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