Tag Archives: tabletop

buccellati silver, inspired by nature

buccellati silver jam jar

Buccellati silver clearly draws great inspiration from the natural world around us. More than any other firm of silversmiths that I can think of, their beautiful silver bowls, centerpieces and table articles are created using forms that all of us … Continue reading

setting a chic dinner table – christofle silver knife rests


Knife rests are a wonderful practical invention whose sole purpose is to keep greasy and messy knife blades off your good tablecloth.  You place one at each place setting with the knife blades resting on them.  The French must be … Continue reading

felt home accessories never looked better


FilzFelt, a Boston-based company specializing in felt, is producing modern and versatile felt home accessories: felt floor coverings, felt drapery, felt hanging panels and felt tabletop embellishments for today’s home that offer flexibility and soften spaces both physically and acoustically … Continue reading

enhancing life’s palate – Michael Aram’s salt and pepper shakers

We take salt and pepper for granted, not giving a second thought to these dietary staples we use everyday.  But who really knows the history and how we came to rely on them to bring spice to our lives?  Follow … Continue reading

art deco style for the tabletop: Georg Jensen’s bling

Wearing my art advisor cap, I often encourage my clients to buy decorative arts that have a use.  As an example, this pair of beautiful  art nouveau / art deco  open silver salts by Scandinavian designer Georg Jensen can readily be … Continue reading

Scalloped silverware for the table

I’ve always believed in trying to eat well and in style and one of the ways to accomplish this is to eat with proper silver flatware. You wouldn’t believe how many people think I’m pulling out all the stops when … Continue reading

A pair of Jensen candelabra … forget about it!

A pair equals perfect symmetry, that’s what they teach in design anyway.  But what if you’ve only got half a pair? As you know, I love Georg Jensen silver.  I love how the light reflects on the softly hammered surfaces – you … Continue reading