Kitchen & Dining

Modern Kitchen and Dining Accessories: Dig In

Place setting perfection. Set the scene for your next soiree with modern dining accessories. Whether you're hosting the whole gang or enjoying a meal solo, the right dinnerware is a must. Think about which style suits your aesthetic. If you love artisanal vibes, go with ceramic plates, mugs and bowls. Prefer a minimalist approach? Look for a set with clean lines or angular silhouettes. Or, if you're trying to make a statement instead, add a pop of color to the dining table with reactive glazes or matte pastels. Once you've got the modern dinnerware down, make sure to pair it with unexpected flatware to finish the look.

Another dinner party must: table linens that play up the feel. From black placemats to animal print runners, start with something that captures the vibe. Going for an edgy display? Metallic placemats beneath matte black dinnerware do the trick. For a dose of glam, use a patterned tablecloth instead, and complete the look with a vase of fresh flowers as the centerpiece. Make sure everyone has a coordinating napkin, too, and loop it through a ring for a polished display.

In terms of the food, remember that presentation counts. Unique serveware sets the stage for your small bites and entrees alike. Serving apps? Set out small plates, and use a tiered server to display your creations (or takeout favorites, no judgement). For family-style vibes, pass around a large bowl instead. Either way, make sure there are utensils accessible for everyone to grab a little bit of everything.

On-trend drinkware is a must, too. If the crew likes mixed drinks, stock the bar cart with highballs and double old-fashioned glasses to elevate the presentation. Remember the tools, too: jiggers, muddlers and stirrers included. More into wine? We got you. Upgrade your next pour with stemware that fits your vibe, whether iridescent finishes or smoke ones speak to you.