Spring it On

Three ways to freshen your tablescapes this season in jubilant color and pattern

1. Perfect Pairings

Top: Iconic British designer Kit Kemp’s new collection of tableware, drinkware and giftware for Spode tells a story born from a shared passion for extraordinary design and a unique sense of style. Bottom Left: The soft shades of nature in Kit Kemp’s “Tall Trees” woodland setting draw inspiration from the designer’s love of long walks through the British countryside. Bottom Right: Scenes from an enchanted forest are rendered in unique treetop views surrounded by birds, mythical creatures and rolling hills fading into the distance.


Left: “Tall Trees” was designed to work alone or in combination with the contemporary “Geo” pattern to create a more modern, eclectic setting. Both are crafted from the finest porcelain and are microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Right: The border of the “Geo” plate is adorned with a fun geometric design in shades of green, gray and orange.

2. Channel Blue Skies

Top: The Madeira collection from Costa Nova takes stoneware to a new level of design. Inspired by nature, it features a unique “crackled” surface similar to the effect of dappled lighting. Available in three vivid colors: Lemon, Gray and Blue (shown). All colors are perfect to mix and match without compromising the overall aesthetic of the collection. Bottom from left: Dinner Plate | Salad/Dessert Plate | Serving Bowl | Fruit Bowl

3. Break out the Rosé

Top Left: Pretty in pink (and green), Casa Branca has an eye for the mix in this sophisticated setting of playful patterns and accents. Top Right: “Cestino Porcelain” in Celery — shown on the charger — is a graphic interpretation of a basket weave, using a motif carried from the company’s textile collection. Casa Branca’s signature double-line border — produced on porcelain of the highest quality — adorns this elegant dinner plate from the “Rigato Porcelain” collection in Celery. Bottom: The “Nantes Dessert Set” features a meandering scene of florals, butterflies and dragonflies in a set of six dessert plates.

Left: “Butterfly Rigato Dinner Napkins” in pink feature intricate hand-embroidery, an artful process that is disappearing from workrooms worldwide but has found a resurgence in a small workshop in central Africa. Right: Woven in Columbia from Iraca Palm, these “Dragonfly Napkin Rings” perfectly complement Casa Branca’s Nantes dishware and table linens.

Left: Individually produced in Italy with unique speckle patterns, the “Specco Tumbler” in pink and yellow provides a pop of fun to contemporary settings. Center and Right: The “Clear Green Water Glass” and “Clear Green Champagne Flute” are made of hand-blown glass from Belgium.