Whether you’re having a casual pizza night with your girlfriends or planning a seated dinner for 12, a well-dressed table is key to setting the mood. From big-picture items like linens and dishes (obsessed with these dessert plates!) to the little details such as candles and calligraphy, a lot of thought goes into setting a pretty table.
Below, a selection of my favorite tabletop buys to help you set the scene this season. Want more? Scroll down for a full shopping list.
Am I broken record over bamboo flatware? I’ll say it again: invest in a novelty set (read: not stainless) of flatware. I love bamboo because it’s versatile enough to go with everything – not to mention, it works for both casual and formal settings. P.S. despite what the instructions may tell you, I put mine in the dishwasher.