It's a fun season and maybe the first time Thanksgiving. Or maybe you marry and merge households. Whether you are planning a dinner or planning for the future, you need dishes. And experts agree: choose white.
Interior designers, cookbook authors, food stylists and bloggers for home decorators choose white dishes for their timelessness and versatility. "White is the perfect option because it always looks fresh and it's so easy to add or update it, or keep it beautiful every day, because you can go in any direction and it's not a deterrent to anyone," says Michel Smith Boyd, interior designer in Atlanta and one of this year's style scouts for High Point Market, a furnishing and design event. "You can add personality with bread plates, glasses and chargers. If you have a basic set of white, it will take you so far. "
Just as there are many shades of white, there are many different types of white dishes. Therefore, we asked the taste makers for advice and recommendations.
"I'm obsessed," Boyd says of Crate & Barrels stackability porcelain Logan Bowls ($ 44.95 for eight people)crateandbarrel.com). "What I seek for everyday use more than anything else is something solid that mixes with what I already own. These trays stack with a nearly three-inch margin. , , , You are a kind of contemporary. "Parts of the Logan collection are sold individually or in sets of eight (for example, eight plates), and eight four-piece place settings would cost $ 179.80. To make a trendy table this season, Boyd says he should think of white crockery mixed with two other elements: muted neutral ceramics and wooden serving spoons or, if you like modern, black cloth napkins and accent tableware in a base color lean.
Nik Sharma, food blogger, food columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and author of the cookbook "Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food," loves color in his food, not in his dishes. "I like color, especially in vegetables and salads. Sometimes ingredients like balsamic vinegar are so dark, and if you put them on a dark plate, you can not see them. I like seeing her, "he says. He loves a warmer white to entertain and uses stoneware structured dinner set from West Elm often ($ 129 for four place settings of diners, salad plates, bowls and cups, westelm.com). Any kind of harness from the set is also sold in sets of four. Dip bowls are also available.
For Myquillyn Smith, champion of "cozy minimalism," white is the obvious choice for tableware. It can be dressed up for everyday use and dinner parties like a big pair of jeans. "I would like to look great and be beaten by our family for a simplified collection of dishes that are easy to stack," she says, recommending it Avesta stoneware from Project 62 ($ 19.99) for four three-piece place settings with dining plates, salad plates, and bowls (target.com). As the blogger from North Carolina writes in her new book, "Cozy Minimalist Home: More style, less stuff," "The house exists to serve the people, not the other way around."
Apilco's Tuileries Courts will "last a lifetime," says Katie Jacobs, an entertaining Nashville expert and author of "So much to celebrate: entertaining the people you love all year long." It's a restaurant-restaurant "($ 383.80 for four place settings with plates, salad plates, soup plates, cups and saucers, williams-sonoma.com). For the holidays she would treat her with a paper tablecloth Combining a large bowl of Christmas ornaments and a handmade place card, "an extra touch that makes your guest feel special." Some pieces are also sold individually and in sets of four.