8 tabletop classics
These beautiful handblown glass vases come in three sizes (small, medium and large). Fill with candles, flowers or other ornaments to create a classic tabletop display. $19-$39 US, West Elm.
Keep your surfaces safe from moisture with these beautiful bone coasters. Available in two different styles, these coasters are instant classics that can be used any time -- from the fanciest cocktail party to a casual outdoor barbecue. $42 US for a set of 4, burkedecor.com.
Sturdy enough for everyday use and elegant enough for a formal dinner party, white dinnerware is one of the most enduring tabletop classics. An absolute must-have for distinguished dining. $24-$99 US, Pottery Barn.
This lovely turquoise bowl, with a convenient handle, is made to order in Brooklyn, New York by the artisans at Perch! Create a wonderful table accent by displaying fruit, gourds or bread in this bold bowl. $80 US, supermarkethq.com.
The addition of all-white linens will refresh any tired table setting and best of all, they're easy to clean and match. Simple white napkins are always chic. $7.99, Sears.
Woven placemats made out of eco-friendly bamboo are a modern tabletop staple. These particular settings are available in three shapes (round, square or rectangular) and a multitude of textures and colours. $12 US, velocityartanddesign.com.
Dessert looks even more scrumptious when served on this sensational scalloped cake stand. Crafted and hand painted in Tuscany, this earthenware piece is an essential tabletop classic. $42-$52 US, Williams Sonoma.
Stainless steel cutlery
Simple, streamlined stainless steel cutlery will help you to set a stunning table. As sophisticated as silverware, without the worry of tanishes, these utensils are durable enough to be used daily. $53 US for a 5-piece place setting, unicahome.com.