Design for Entertaining: Dress Your Home to Impress
By Pamela Jacobs.
Anyone who has entertained before can tell you that the food is only one part of the larger picture—you want your home to look as good as the food tastes. During the holidays especially, presentation is everything; think bold, shiny, festive, and bright. Here are some great ways to make your space sparkle.
Restoration Hardware Crystal Halo Chandelier
The angels in Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite had nothing on this incredible halo, with a whopping 44,000 hand-wrapped crystal glass beads that float above the room, casting a warm glow that dances over your guests.
Riedel Overture Set
12 days of Christmas, 12 different wine glasses—it's no coincidence. This set includes four champagne glasses, four red wine glasses, and four white wine glasses, for a total of 12 reasons to keep the party going all night.
Iittala Ultima Thule Dinner Plates
Inspired by the beauty of melting ice in Lapland, Finland (incidentally, the home of Santa Claus), these breathtaking dishes are works of art on which to place your edible masterpieces.
Bar Cart No. One
Frankly, it won't matter what you're serving your guests to eat if you've got a fully-stocked bar cart that looks this good. It's crafted from black walnut from New England, has a removable top tray, and is pretty much a holiday party's best friend.
When it comes to candles at holiday parties, we think more is better. Apparently, so does Muuto—they named this innovative candelabra, which can be arranged and rearranged in infinite ways, The More the Merrier. It's clever, modern, and definitely merry.