5 new designer tablescape collections to brighten up your al fresco gatherings this summer
With the heatwave in full swing, there’s never been a better time to take your summer soirées into the great outdoors and invest in one of these elegant new tablescape collections. From Summerill & Bishop’s swimming pool-inspired range to Dior’s chic new take on the maison’s emblematic toile de Jouy design and Lady Carole Bamford’s latest collaboration, this season’s launches are guaranteed to turn any tabletop into a work of art. Here we’ve rounded up the best new tableware ranges to shop now.
Summerill & Bishop La Piscine collection
Cult homeware brand Summerill & Bishop started out with a mission to create the world’s most beautiful tablecloths, and their latest collection certainly fulfils that brief. Inspired by that bastion of summer joy – the swimming pool – their ‘La Piscine’ range will instantly transform your table into a scene straight out of a Slim Aarons photograph. Made from 100% pure linen, the tablecloth recreates the shimmering, sun-dappled pool’s surface, and there are napkins to match. With a drink in hand, it’s the next best thing to sitting poolside on the Côte d’Azur.
Dior Maison Blue Toile de Jouy collection
Nothing elevates a dining table quite like a Dior tablescape. Their latest collection taps into one of the house’s most beloved staples, the toile de Jouy design, which has been reimagined in an elegant navy blue – one of Christian Dior’s key colours. Limoges porcelain dinner plates, tea and coffee sets and serving platters are decorated in the whimsical pastoral designs, which are all painstakingly applied by hand using the meticulously delicate leaf-decorating process. The result is an enchanting tabletop scene that’s pure Dior.
Net-a-Porter Dinner Party Pieces collection
After noticing the increasing success of their homewares offering, Net-a-Porter decided to harness that ever-growing appetite by launching an edit of dinner party pieces from some of their best-loved brands. The expertly curated range bridges the gap between fashion and home, featuring exclusive capsule tabletop collections from beloved designers including Anya Hindmarch, Emilia Wickstead and La Double J, as well as brand new offerings on the site from tablescape queen Mrs Alice, Emporio Sirenuse and Cara Cara x Cabana.
Swarovski x Rosenthal collaboration
They may be best-known for their dazzling crystal jewellery, but now Swarovski is making a foray into world of tablescapes with a new collaboration with renowned German porcelain artisan Rosenthal. The brand’s beloved octagon motif has been translated onto dainty porcelain teacups, dinner plates and coffee pots, with charmingly retro designs inspired the 19th century Austrian art movement. Picked out in an array of candy colours – from bubblegum pink and pistachio green to lemon drop yellow – the entire collection looks good enough to eat.
Daylesford Organic x Colefax and Fowler collaboration
Lady Carole Bamford has long been hailed for her exquisite taste, whether it’s at one of her Daylesford Organic Farmshops and Cafés or her holistic Bamford spas. Now you can recreate some of that magic at home with her new tabletop collection, launched in collaboration with English heritage brand Colefax and Fowler. Named ‘The Quince Garden’, the range is a celebration of quintessentially British style, with a few doses of Provençal charm thrown in for good measure. Made up of tablecloths, napkins and serving dishes featuring intricate botanical illustrations, all the plates were made at one of France’s oldest and most authentic ceramic workshops, Atelier Soleil, a long-time favourite of Lady Bamford’s.