Hone your dinner party hosting skills with these tips and picks from Bits & Pieces
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018: Hosting the perfect dinner party can be stressful. From picking the perfect menu, to mastering the right table setting there is a lot to think about if you want to put together a perfect dinner party at home.
And did you kow that setting a nice table is one of the most important elements of hosting a dinner party? Not only does the table setting literally set the scene for the evening ahead, it can affect your enjoyment of the meal which can even affect how well your guests digest their food! So, after putting in the effort involved in thoughtful menu planning and hours spent in the kitchen preparing, make sure you follow these three easy steps from Bits & Pieces, to ensure you create the most perfect table setting:
Incorporate your own personal style
Mixing your basic table wear with pops of your favourite colours, patterns or textures in the best way create a beautiful table setting without having to focus to heavily on a theme. Rich pigment colours, metallic accents and tropical prints are all big trends for 2018 so incorporating these elements will give your table that modern edge.
Pick an inspiration piece for your table
Choose an object for your table that will give it that wow factor. It may be a botanical print, a fabulous set of bold coloured dishes, or some textured stemware. Whatever your inspiration piece, make it the focal point and the table and design everything else around it.
Layer dishes with Chargers and mix patterns and colours
For the ultimate dinner party place setting, start with a charger, then layer a classic white dinner plate as a blank canvas. Next place a dessert plate on top, and mix and match your prints and colours to really make the whole setting pop.
Bits & Pieces TableWare top picks:
Now and Then collaborative series by Natascha Madeiski & Linnie Mclarty - Prices start from AED 1500
The ‘Now and then' collection combines ceramics and brass metalwork referencing both architecture and history to create a series of statement pieces. ‘Now and then' objects are available in green, grey, salmon and white, constructed using slip-casting techniques. Each container comes with a hand-finished brass utensil such as: spoons, sieves, forks, and handles.
Guaxs à Table Collection – Prices start from AED 245
GUAXS is a German design company, well known for its distinctive and sculptural glass objects that are all manufactured by hand. The collection draws inspiration from forms of nature and cultural artefacts with particular emphasis on the use of precious materials and the highest levels of craftsmanship. Their Glassware is hand blown from lead free crystal by selected artisans in Czech Republic and refined by traditional hand cutting.
Serax - Daily Beginnings Collection – Prices start at AED 100
All Serax collections from tableware, glass, and furniture to flowerpots and lighting are all carefully chosen for the purpose of creating interiors that bring happiness. The Daily Beginnings Collection of dinnerware designs consists of sober designs that relate closely to day-to-day life. Simple and minimalistic.
Designed by Catherine Lovatt, this tableware series explores the possibilities of simple, geometric forms that creates an inspiring table-scape that adds life and vibrancy to the everyday.
All collections mentioned are available at Bits & Pieces.