In the spirit of 18th century France, but with a Nouveau edge, the Dauphine Candlesticks make your every day a little more luxury. These antique inspired candlesticks feature a traditional shape, which is updated with a glossy, polished finish of gold, black and white. Each elegant yet playful at the same time, these antique candlesticks make a wonderful tabletop accent or a centerpiece, or even as a stand-alone accessory on your mantel or bookshelf. In two’s and three’s, these traditional yet modern candle holders make an arresting combination. Made of durable dolomite, Dauphine candlesticks retail for $70 (White and Black) and $80 (Gold Electroplate) per pair at Rosanna Inc.
13 Feb 2009 | Tabletop Decor
Forget everything you knew about traditional candleholders and choose these new amazing design candleholders by Jean Pelle: Tod and Billie. The contrast between wood and flame is unusually appealing. Wood and fire. Do those two words mean anything but trouble? Now they do: they mean innovative design. Tod and Billie have a special finish to avoid any risks, providing a safe and non-toxic product, able to express a new standard in their range of house accessories. Functional doesn't mean just that anymore. Each of the Tod candle holders have a distinct ornament consisting of a gold leaf, applied depending on the nature of the fir wood grain. You are sure to experience a magical ambiance by introducing these design candleholders by Jean Pelle into your home.
10 Feb 2009 | Tabletop Decor
Talk about sex appeal! This elegant candelabra by Eva Solo will garner some double takes – even a few catcalls – for its slender legs, graceful curves and a sleek brushed steel finish. Available as a three- or four-armed design, this contemporary candelabrum will have your friends and neighbors green with envy. Ideal as a centerpiece on the formal dinner table, or as an everyday accent for your coffee table, side tables, mantel, or in the bedroom, these modern candelabras feature a versatile style that fits seamlessly with your high-end urban Italian furnishings, your funky favorites, antiques and classic pieces alike. The elegant three-stem and four-stem Eva Solo Candelabrum is available at Unica Home or at Made In Design.
6 Feb 2009 | Tabletop Decor
Is it dessert? Is it a centerpiece? It's both, and this fabulous table centerpiece idea looks as delicious as anything you serve in it. Serve up your sweet treats after dinner in the elegant Crystal Epergne or fill the piece with candles, flowers or your favorite decor for a festive centerpiece that will certainly be the center of attention. This stylish centerpiece is made of full-lead crystal that gives it that signature sparkle. The piece itself features a main bowl perched high on a stand, with four hanging baskets featuring silver handles. The Crystal Epergne is available for $160 at Horchow.
5 Feb 2009 | Tabletop Decor
Set your table for spring with my fine table linen selections for the coming season. Warm weather is just around the corner, and that in itself is reason to celebrate! Take the best of the season – a breath of fresh air; a blush of color; budding flowers and foliage – and kick it up a notch on your well-dressed table. I’m thinking crisp whites, vibrant color and leaf motifs at every turn!
Crisp and Clean
Whether you’re celebrating spring with an indoor gathering or an alfresco feast, nothing welcomes the warm weather like crisp, white linen. I love the fine Hemstitched Table Linens for its clean look done in elegant bright white. The Hemstitched Tablecloth is embellished with a double row of hemstitching, and is woven of 100 percent machine-washable linen. This luxurious tablecloth is available in a variety of sizes, and ranges in price from $110 to $192 at Williams Sonoma.
Hemstitched Table Linens, White
Saturated colors are marking a return to lavish, luxurious tabletops. Set the stage for style with vibrant yellows, rich blues, and pastels of every shade for your celebration of spring and summer.
The Istanbul table linens by Bodrum are as elegant as they are exotic. Featuring a tulip pattern in orange/yellow or orange/green Jaquard, the collection includes napkins, place mats, table cloths and table runners. These 100-percent-cotton table linens are machine washable and dryable, available at Bodrum Linens.
Istanbul Table Linens
My next colorful selection of the season is the Jardin de Provence table linen line. This modern take on classic Jacquard features a gorgeous floral pattern woven of five hues, with yellow dominating once again. Napkins, place mats and table cloths featured in the Jardin de Provence pattern are 100 percent cotton, machine washable and dryable, and are available at Bodrum Linens.
Jardin de Provence
With the Faccia dei Fiori tablecloth by Armani, your next picnic in the park will be a feast for the eyes. These Armani Luxury Table Linens make a statement of style with hemstitching and a bold Jacquard of green, blue and yellow. The table cloth retails for $130. Napkins are also available for $16 each. Buy them at Armani International USA.
Armani Luxury Table Linens
The Savannah Gardens Table Linens by Matouk combine color and shape for a truly unique and elegant tabletop. Precious pastels like Azalea, Light Pink, Moss, Aqua, Light Blue, White or Butter, are accented with an elegant scalloped edge and white embroidery. Tablecloths, place mats and napkins are made of a cotton-polyester blend, and are machine washable. The Savannah Gardens Table Linens are available at Howchow.
Savannah Gardens Table Linens
The leaf motif is back, and with it come the blossoms, the blooms, the sweetest fruit of spring and summer! Fun, flirty and friendly, Mother Nature's motifs are a favorite of mine in any season.
Celebrate nature’s bounty with the Torino table linen in green. This fresh style brings your table to life with bountiful blooms in exciting shades of Yellow/Mango or Yellow/Grass. These organic 100-percent-cotton napkins, place mats and table cloths are machine washable and dryable, available at Bodrum Linens.
Torino Table Linens
The charm of the country orchard comes to the table with the wonderful Orchard Table Linens. This delicious collection is as colorful as the real thing. Perfect for a casual luncheon, these cotton linens dress your table deliciously! The Orchard Table Linens are machine washable, and the collection features tablecloths in eight sizes ranging from $58 to $108, a table runner retailing for $54, and a set of four napkins available for $36 at Horchow.
Orchard Table Linens
Inspired by French Provencal linens, the Provence Tablecloth features a trio floral pattern, layered and hand-screened on cotton in India, atop a crisp white background. For authenticity with a contemporary flair, I love the Provence Tablecloth from Williams-Sonoma.
Provence Tablecloths, White
4 Feb 2009 | Tabletop Decor
Known for its simple style, elegant flair and for bringing an element of the unique to the everyday, Sentou brings you the Ti coffee cup and saucer set. This designer cup and saucer pair puts a stylish spin on coffee and tea with its interesting and unconventional forms. The cup features a solid handle that really characterizes this modern set. A perfect complement to the cup, the contemporary saucer boasts a rounded rectangular shape. This modern design coffee cup and saucer set is available in a rainbow of hot colors - blue, orange, purple, red and green. Dress your tea table with one hot hue, or mix and match for a wonderful, whimsical look. The dishwasher-safe Ti cup and saucer are sold as a set at a price of approximately $9 at Made In Design.
30 Jan 2009 | Dessert Serveware
The decorative Alessi Ba-ball Tray designed by Marta Sansoni blends a little bling with a lot of cool, contemporary flair. Dressed to impress, this stylish serving tray is ideal for funky cocktail parties, elegant gatherings or any special occasion. This round tray is certain to steal the spotlight with its impressive detailed border embedded with large cabochons. Made of 18/10 stainless steel, the Ba-ball Tray measures approximately 19 inches and is available in a dramatic all-black finish, a hot red hue, or sleek steel with red cabochons. The Ba-ball decorative tray ranges in price from approximately $87 to $121, and is available for purchase at Made In Design.
28 Jan 2009 | Tabletop Decor
Hailing from Denmark, a coffee serveware set with a modern twist - the Distinction Brunch Set by Bente Hansen. This cool coffee serving set features a simple style with that special something that makes it unique. The cup boasts a high handle that’s easy to hold; and the oval-shaped elongated plate accommodates your cup and your desserts, all on one stylish dish. This cleverly designed serveware comes in a clean, white finish that showcases your delectable desserts with flair. The cup holds 0.24 l., and the stretched plate measures 14 by 27 cm. Buy the Distinction Brunch Set for approximately $35 at Panik Design.
28 Jan 2009 | Dessert Serveware
The classic design of the decorative Maribowl Marimekko bowl from iittala makes a wonderful statement in style. Used as a serving bowl or as a centerpiece, the timeless appeal of colored glass makes a modern statement in these Finnish pressed-glass goblets. Available in a wide range of hues – from dramatic black, and the rich reds and jewel-toned blues and greens, to fabulous purples, pretty pinks and even clear – the Marimekko bowl is the perfect complement to any existing decor style. Delicate ribbing and scalloped edges adds interest to these functional and fashionable decorative glass bowls, which come in 120mm and 155mm sizes. A great hostess gift or a little indulgence for yourself, check out the Maribowl at iittala.
26 Jan 2009 | Tabletop Decor
Who needs ordinary when you can have extraordinary? So here’s a toast to special style – the Opal Innocence Flutes from Lenox give you something to clink glasses to! The silver plated flutes are elegant and simply beg to be raised high and shown off. This exquisite pair features a vintage style that’s characterized by their luxury stems, each one adorned with an ornate leaf motif and finished with a matte and polished silver detail. The flutes measure 9 3/5 inches high, topped with bowls crafted of fine Lenox crystal with a four-oz. capacity. Buy these stylish silver flutes for $58 per pair at Macy’s.
26 Jan 2009 | Glassware & Bar
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