The Most Joyful Homeware Buys For A New-Season Refresh

From mesmerizing accessories that finesse to irresistible tableware and textiles, these homewares will breathe new life into a space, without an interior overhaul, says KATIE BERRINGTON

Clockwise from top center: ‘Riviera’ scented candle, Stories of Italy; framed print, AP8; pink cocktail coupes, Fazeek; floral plate (set of 6), La DoubleJ; glass candle holders, Aerin; set of two napkin rings, Completedworks; porcelain bowl, L’Objet; ‘Iris’ flower paper and ceramic vase, Completedworks + Sister by Studio Ashby; blue vase, Dinosaur Designs; Lake Como book, Assouline

An exquisite vessel

Start by introducing captivating vessels that work as artful pieces in their own right and encourage you to display favorite trinkets and room-enhancing blooms – an instant interior pick-me-up. Sleek, delicate vases are perfect for showcasing one or two fresh standout stems, such as Dinosaur Designs’ vibrant swirled-resin pieces. Then there are dreamy, abstract objects that evoke movement in a space, such as the inspired collaboration between Sister by Studio Ashby and Completedworks. Forms that are inspired by nature bring a sense of fluidity and vitality – Marloe Marloe’s intricate glazed stoneware, for instance, is handmade and celebrates environmental ‘inconsistencies’, making each piece utterly unique. Emulating the natural world can also be achieved by your choice of palette, so look to rich, verdant hues with subtle, dappled designs.

Tone-setting tableware

From dreamy floral motifs and abstract shapes to striking color pops and geometric designs, an assortment of vivid tableware is an effortless way to adjust the mood of a space, whether showcased in a glass cabinet or laid out in a tablescape ready for an event. Experiment with a brighter, bolder scheme by considering a colorful upgrade to your collection, mixing patterns, and creating a rejuvenated energy. Brands such as La DoubleJ, Cabana, Ginori 1735, Bernadette and Emporio Sirenuse have mastered tableware maximalism.

For a special occasion, add a joyous uplift with details such as Completedworks sculpted resin napkin rings in pastel tones, and zingy linens – we love Maison Margaux’s scalloped napkins and ‘Indiana’ tablecloth in sanguine shades of saffron, rose and olive. Statuesque candle holders will also serve to elevate a tablescape – look to Aerin’s elegant gold-plated glass set, and Jia Jia’s soft-pink slabs of rose quartz.

Iridescent glassware

Glassware has the ability to transform your surroundings. Whimsical shapes and kaleidoscopic hues can have a powerful effect, casting dancing, dazzling light from a drinks cabinet or tablescape by evoking the ambience of long, sun-kissed lunches and warm-evening aperitifs. So when choosing your glassware, go vibrant with a rainbow of colors, such as Luisa Beccaria’s Sicily-inspired shot glasses and Stories of Italy’s vibrant, terrazzo-like Murano glasses. Also think about captivating silhouettes, such as Soho Home’s curvaceous pink-tinted goblets, inspired by those at the brand’s Barcelona outpost, and Fazeek’s ‘Wave’ coupes with long stems and rippled edges – perfect for serving drinks or tantalizing desserts.

The finishing touches

How you incorporate accessories can really finesse your space. Eye-catching artworks, for instance, possess a room-defining power, while coffee-table tomes have a transportive ability (and none more so than Assouline’s wanderlust-inspiring books). Evoke the spirit of travel via scent, too, with Stories of Italy’s ‘Riviera’ candle, which is infused with a “salty sea wind” fragrance. Or look to Aerin’s ‘Enzo’ playing cards for a chic yet playful accessory to pack – its charming powder-blue case will sit pretty on a shelf while you’re at home or away.



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