There is more to a good meal than simply the food and drink. While tantalising and inspiring recipes are a vital part of the equation, there are also other important elements brought into focus when trying to make the best possible dining experience.
How the table is organised is a valuable part of the planning for a good meal. Family and friends will be more relaxed and positive if they can see the table is well equipped. Designer plates, bowls and cutlery can all play a part in this promise of a well delivered dinner time. Place mats and table accessories are also key to the success of a planned meal.
Here at Dotmaison we love to see how different well-crafted designer items work together to create the best possible atmosphere for a meal. Here is a selection of new and exciting ways to make a memorable meal more than possible with dining room accessories and tableware items.
A fantastic show of culinary precision is shown off in the right way with the Pasta Passion Lasagne Plate by Villeroy and Boch. Perfect for providing the seamless link in the chain from the oven to the dining table, the plate offers a great option for freshly cooked pasta on the dining table. Once positioned on the table, the lasagne can then be served up onto the dinner plates. Made from excellent quality porcelain, the lasagne plate is a fine way to make a meal that everyone will remember.
A stylish and fun way to set the table is offered by this marvellously designed Placemat, Black by Design Letters. Making excellent use of Arne Jacobsen work from 1937, the silicone mat displays the alphabet in creative style. Great for learning at the table with the kids, or enjoying purely for its modernist charms and expressive artistry.
A switch from letters to numbers is at the heart of the Numbers, Kids Plate and Cup Set by Design Letters. A stylish plate, cup and bowl forms this stylish set. The melamine made items are safe for the dishwasher. Arriving in a neat gift box, this is a lovely collection for learning the numbers when at sitting down at the dinner table.
Placemats are certainly an important part of making a dining table look inviting and welcoming. The above Orla Kiely Scribble Square Flower Placemats, Set of 6 detail the brand's famous retro floral style in glorious colour. Marking a captivating way to set the table correctly, and protect surfaces from hot plates, the set is another method of bringing the order and organisation of dinnertime into clear focus.