One day, we will fling our front doors open again and welcome our loved ones into our homes. Music will play, wine will be poured, and guests will be ushered around a joyfully set table to break bread and laugh together again. This is the dream. For many of us, the focal point of a home is always the dining room table. Long, short, circular, oval, rectangle or square, it rarely matters what it is when you've got something good going on on top of it. For us, it's mismatched plates and vintage glassware with a linen tablecloth if things don't get too messy. For others, it's all about symmetry and clean lines. Whichever direction your taste sways, these are our favourite decor brands for tablescaping.
The Scandinavian homewares brand of our dreams. If your style is polished lines and injections of colour, HAY is the one for you. Glassware, plating, serviettes and candleholders, it's all there.
As Sydney siders, to not include Maison Balzac in a tablescaping round up would be simply blasphemous. The glass accessories that we all love to covet. Glasses, carafes, plates, candleholders and candles, Maison Balzac offers uniquely shaped tableware to meet all your needs, in the most vibrant of seasonal colours.
For those with a taste for the finer, and more chaotic. How could one go wrong with an over-the-top spread of snake plates, silver cloche's and baroque teapots? You simply cant. Gucci Décor celebrates the Mad Hatter's Tea Party that lives in all of us.
Rustic meets luxury with Jardan's carefully curated tableware offering. Hand built ceramic plates are on offer, alongside linen serviettes and tablecloths. Some of the most beautiful cutlery you'll lay eyes on can be found here, as can charming accessories like salt and pepper dispensers, and our favourite, a glass french press like no other.
Another more indulgent, less chaotic designer option is the tableware Dior Maison offers. Dainty chinaware for those whose tea time is sacred, or rustic, hand painted earthen plates brushed with motifs of the four seasons.
Another popular local choice is the offering from Dinosaur Designs. Each piece is formed from resin and paint to create the brands signature wabi sabi style homewares and tablewares. From salad servers to sturdy plates, a Dinosaur Designs table is always one we want to be around.
If you're searching for tableware to transform your space into a mediterranean dreamscape, Alex and Trahanas are the brand for you. With an offering of vibrant, hand painted ceramics from the shores of Puglia, you'll be transported there in a moment.
Objects of desire. While it's likely not realistic to be serving spaghetti on Hermès plates when friends are over on a weeknight, those who are after an affluent touch on special occasions need not look further, it doesn't get much more special than Hermès.
Sometimes, all you need is a jazzy tablecloth to get the party started. Thekla offers just this and little else, but this is certainly enough. If spending on matching plates, cutlery, and glassware feels all too daunting, start with a tablecloth and serviette combo that is sure to bring joy.
While it's obvious by the title, Bed Threads is not exclusively a tableware brand, but that hasn't stopped it from stocking and creating some options that will leave you swooning. From scalloped linen placemats to quirky plates, Bed Threads' offering is comprehensive and pleasing to the eye.