With the prospect of dinner parties on the not-too-distant horizon, it's time to make your dining table look the part. Impress guests (or simply satisfy your own eye for good design) with everything from characterful placemats to elegant table linens. Scroll on for nine accessories that will seriously elevate your dining table decor.
Beyond Object has a special knack for creating everyday objects that fuse imaginative design principles with a minimalist aesthetic. This geometric candle holder, manufactured using an innovative wire bending technique, does exactly that. With its elegant, intricate form, it makes for the perfect dining table centrepiece.
Hand turned from solid, sustainably sourced European ash that's protected with a natural oil, these beautiful salt and pepper grinders epitomise Vitamin's commitment to simple yet impactful design. They're a serious step up from those plastic supermarket grinders you've been using.
Designed for Swedish furniture powerhouse Hem by esteemed designer Mark Braun, this is perhaps the most stylish table mortar we've seen. Use it as a spice crusher, a container for salt, spices and herbs or as a decorative tabletop object in its own right.
Forgo an ice bucket for this stylish alternative from Swoon. Handcrafted in Turkey from marble, its natural cooling properties will keep your wine perfectly chilled. Plus, it makes for a beautiful statement piece that will undoubtedly upgrade your dining table decor.
This set of six placemats was designed for Polkra by award-winning designer Anna Glover as part of a tableware range inspired by mythical animals and folklore. Lovingly crafted from a sustainable eucalyptus base with non-slip cork backing and a matte finish, they're scratch and stain resistant as well as heat-resistant, so you'll reach for them time and again.
Piglet works wonders with linen, transforming it into some of the most luxurious bedding, pyjamas and table linens. Case in point: this perfectly pared back tablecloth that exudes effortless elegance. It's pre-washed for softness, so you can rest assured it won't shrink, lose its shape or fade after purchase.
Handcrafted on the Estonian island of Hiiumaa, this unique serving plate features a beautiful design that's inspired by the humble garfish, which makes an annual journey east to spawn in the shallow waters of Hiiumaa. Each plate bears the mark of its maker, so no two pieces are exactly alike.
Designed by Matthew Hilton and made in England, this beautifully crafted paring knife from Crane Cookware is a kitchen essential that also happens to look great. Use it for peeling fruits and vegetables, as well as other delicate tasks like cutting garlic and shallots.
Impress your guests with this stylish set of bar tools from Soho Home. Featuring a bottle opener, corkscrew, and double-ended jigger made from a combination of stainless steel and bamboo, it draws design inspiration from the classic style of 76 Dean Street in London's Soho.
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