Entertaining Essentials

Give your next get-together a relaxed attitude with accents that pair natural beauty and an edgy graphic punch


  1. BOWLED OVER: Each natural wood bowl in the Wind & Willow Snack Bowl Trio is hand-dipped in rubber, for a contrasting, nonslip base. $89.
  2. PRETTY SIPPERS: Add a twist of style to cold drinks with Kate Spade New York Acrylic Straws in chic black and white. $14 for six. bloomingdales.com
  3. BAKE AND SERVE: A classic of Scandinavian design, this Cast-Iron Casserole moves beautifully from oven to table. $295. momastore.org 
  4. PAPER GOOD: Perfect for crab boils or any low-key, outdoor entertaining, Crab on Kraft Paper placemats are printed with soy ink. $20 for 25. hesterandcook.com
  5. FINE LINENS: These truly unique Variegated Cotton Napkins are handwoven in a village in India using traditional techniques. $15. abchome.com
  6. SOPHISTICATED SERVERS: Hand-carved in Kenya from local olivewood, the Batik Utensil Serving Set has an inset-bone pattern on each handle. $40. leifshop.com
  7. BREAKFAST DATE: Classic Seamless & Steadfast Enamel Steel Bowls are handsome and durable—and just right for cereal. bestmadeco.com