Where to Buy: Stylish Pieces to Prepare for Entertaining Again - Suite Life

Plates that match you and your friends’ Dior Toile de Jouy totes? Why not!

In this series, we look at what’s trending and notice what people are reaching their wallets for. We recommend which luxury products are worth trying and can satiate your retail therapy needs from fashion to beauty to food and tech.

Our homes, where we had to quarantine, can slowly return to being our favorite hangout spot with friends and family. However, after years under different lockdown restrictions, you might want to update your space to make it guest-ready.

To help you prepare your home for candlelit dinner parties, karaoke nights, and barbeques with your loved ones, we recommend the brands you can find everything you need to entertain again—from designer flatware to stylish outdoor seating.   

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Dior’s new line ABCDior uses its Mitzah scarf collection prints to design functional homeware pieces. The pattern, designed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, is turned into plates, stationery, and candle holders. 

The French house also reinvents its signature toile de Jouy motif for the collection. Initially, the pattern was used to upholster Dior’s first boutique, “Colifichets,” in 1947.

Rove Concepts

If you lean toward modern silhouettes, you may appreciate Rove Concepts’ affinity to just that. With their neutral color schemes, it can be easy to incorporate the pieces you need with the furniture you already have.   

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Founded in California, you can find items like outdoor tables, marbled office desks, and modular storage with the laid-back essence of the US state.

You can shop here.


Pauline Moscoso-Sorrell founded the homegrown brand. She started the venture as someone who fell “in love” with ceramics in Japan. After getting inspiration from quaint ceramic stores owned by the same families for generations, she launched Aarde in 2018. 

The Kenji Bowl from the Ikigai Series. / Photo courtesy of Aarde.

So far, Aarde, which translates to “of the earth,” has released four collections from different origins. First, The Ochre Series is made with handmade Filipino stoneware. Second is Series II, a limited ceramics set from Japan, Denmark, and Iceland. The Sonoran Series is the third collection, created in Mexico and sourced in the Sonoran Desert. 

Pieces from the Sonoran Series. / Photo courtesy of Aarde.

Lastly, for The Ikigai Series, Moscoso-Sorrell went back to the Japanese town where it all started. The items were crafted by Masako Tanaka, an 80-year-old potter who handmade the pieces from locally sourced clay. 

You can shop here

Crate and Barrel

For those who regularly host, Crate and Barrel releases their “fresh take on home entertaining.” The Illinois-based brand offers glass-top tables, stemware, vases, and a bar cabinet designed by Charlie Zagaroli.

Lechuza Glass Top Round Table. / Photo courtesy of Crate and Barrel

But if you don’t invite guests often, a revamped living room and dining area might motivate you to start.

You can shop here.

Rick Owens 

The designer is more known for his runway creations, but he also lends his creativity to home pieces. In Owens’ furniture line, he has worked with his wife and muse Michele Lamy since they launched in 2007.

The collection includes vases and flatware that work for their purpose while looking ornamental.

You can shop here

Ito Kish

Ito Kish describes himself as a visual storyteller more than an interior and furniture designer. He travels through Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas to find pieces to add character to homes.

Besides his own design, Kish’s brand offers Asian, Contemporary, Mid-Century, and Classic collections. 

You can shop here.

Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon is a self-taught British designer who brings his “obsession” for manufacturing and materiality to his label. The brand offers everything from lighting fixtures to bath and body products to stationery to furniture pieces.

If you’re finding inspiration for a complete home makeover, Tom Dixon can be a place to start.

You can shop here

Banner photo courtesy of Dior.

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