For my fiance’s 35th birthday a few weeks ago, I hired a private chef, Lauren Owens, to make us dinner. Both he and I have been sticklers about not going to restaurants just yet, so I figured why not bring restaurant quality to our own home. And as I prepared for the surprise, I knew I needed to invest in some fun dinnerware to help set the mood.
We have one set of plates that we generally use, but for this, I felt the need to step it up. Making a statement in your home isn’t solely about what you have on your walls, shelves, or how many plants you own–but the small details as well. And seeing as I do like to entertain, this proved to be a necessary next step in my complete home decor rehaul.
I was a little last-minute with getting this together, so I ordered items from CB2 that I could easily pick-up the next day. The decor in our living room is lively, colorful, and fun, so I decided to get dinnerware to compliment that. I did a simple mix and match of plates and bowls in indigo and caramel, instead of all one color. To add an extra pop, I incorporated a pink floral napkin that had hints of both colors.
I was on a tight budget, so I didn’t buy new flatware or water glasses just yet, but those are definitely next on my list.
After putting this together and seeing just how nice it was to have, despite not having a big dining table of our own, I figured why not put a blog post together with various fun dinnerware options that you can grab too.
You don’t need to be entertaining to have an excuse to treat yourself to a unique tablescape. Whether you have a formal dining room, counter with stools, or eat at your coffee table–here are some dinnerware options to spice up your next meal:
Shaker Ceramic Dinnerware by Hawkins New York ($40 – $112)
Asmara Set by Karen Jai Home ($98 – $138)
16 Piece Dinnerware Set by DwellStudio ($44)
Addison Grey 4-Piece Gold Rim Dinnerware Set by Crate and Barrel (from $49.95)
Siterra Painter’s Palette Dinnerware Set by Sango ($69)
Gibson Color Vibes 12-pc Dinnerware Set by Gibson Home ($22.49)
Houghton Set by Karen Jai Home
Atelier Porcelain Dinnerware Set by MoMa Design Store ($120)
Dakar Set by Karen Jai Home
16pc Stoneware Sunflower Dinnerware Set by Elama ($69.99)
Sandia Melamine Dinnerware Set by Fortessa Tableware Solutions ($48 – $85)
Recycled Bamboo Rainbow Place Setting by Ekobo ($40)