22 Expert-Approved Entertaining Essentials That’ll Have Everyone Asking “Where’d You Get This?”Words by Laura Dahlgren
It’s that time of year when dinner tables take center stage.
As any good host knows, a thoughtfully designed 'scape lays the foundation for an enchanting evening. Our Experts agree: “Everything is about context and how pieces work off each other,” said Jenna Lyons on The Expert Podcast. “On a Thanksgiving table, items on their own may not do much, but when mixed all together, it’s magical.”
From sustainably sourced linens to handpainted ceramics, our Experts have curated the ultimate edit of entertaining essentials. Browse their picks and set your table apart.
The Best Dinnerware for Entertaining
“I love the color and the classic, sophisticated shape of this dinner plate! When I entertain, I love using pieces that are interesting and attention-grabbing, but not too precious. These are dishwasher safe and add such a fun pop of color to the table.” —Mandy Cheng, Mandy Cheng Design
The Best Serveware for Entertaining
The Best Linens for Entertaining
The Best Drinkware for Entertaining
“These are my tried and true weeknight wine glasses, and I love them. Add these to any table, and they’ll keep it from feeling too stuffy. Friends can comfortably sip on wine all night long without worrying about tipping over their glasses.” —Mandy Cheng, Mandy Cheng Design