Beyond the wedding rehearsal dinners, bridal tea parties, and wedding receptions, family dinner nights at home deserve some rediscovery. This season is the most inspiring time to enhance the overall dining experience. My dinners involve my husband and our two 6-year-olds, Bella and Beau, who appreciate special time at our dinner table. Setting up the tablescape has been a ritual in my family and I now share this experience with my children. I remember the seriousness put into each meticulous placement at my mother’s dining table. Although I appreciate the seriousness, in my household, dinners and their setup are intended for enjoyment. My choice of tableware is timeless, amusing, and striking.
I often see a strong textile influence when I enjoy the New York Table Top shows. It must be the creative part of me that colors my lenses. Taste, I believe is rooted in the iconic personality of an individual. Oftentimes in bridal, we think the gown is selected from trends or the stylist’s recommendations, however innately a bride-to-be’s decision-making is going to be governed by her inner taste and what truly delights her.
A classy modern bride would select Rosenthal’s T.A.C. Skin whose collection displays strong mid-century influence in silhouette and decor. The set is featured in fine white, slightly translucent porcelain delicately ornamented with gold and platinum accents throughout on chiseled geometric shapes. Genuinely an artful endeavor is inspired by The Architectural Collaborative Inc.; a creative initiative that combines research, sculpture, and ingenuity, started in 1937. Truly clean, minimal, and innovative in design brings fresh life and an artistic appreciation to your tablescape.
The price ranges from $45 – $550 and can be purchased at www.rosenthalusa-shop.com/en-us.
For a bold prodigious bride, let Versace’s iconic Christmas collections bring sensation and roy- alty to your table. Opulent in decor, these two vignettes unveil their own representation of the Versace idols. The Butterfly Garden is a whimsi- cal and ornamental setting an enchanted mythical display. While Prestige is monochromatically overlaid with 24k gold filigree for a regal finish setting decadence over any special occasion dinner.
The price for Prestige ranges from $65 – $775 for a full dinner set. The butterfly collection is a 5pc set ranging from $125 – $525 and can be pur- chased on www.bergdorfgoodman.com.
All the while, Raynaud, a brand of my personal tableware aesthetic, with its organic shapes and intense colors, this collection of dinnerware promises to enliven. The latest Cristobal Emerald Green collection is bold and imaginative. Inspired by the deep sea, Coral branch shapes decorate porcelain pieces in 24-carat gold of rich hues for the unforgettable theatric bride. The pieces are handmade in France from Limoges porcelain. The price ranges from $65 – $1,565 and can be purchased at www.scullyandscully.com.
No matter the choice of tableware or the occasion, be iconic! Let the sincere you govern the decisions for most of the memorable moments in your and the life of your loved ones.