Hilary Green Candle HolderFrom $80 A candlelit dinner for two feels rom-com cinematic – even if you’re plating up something from the local takeaway joint. Give your tablescape a sculptural edge with a stoneware candleholder from Melbourne ceramicist Hilary Green. Each piece is handmade and intricate, like a rococo coral growth gone artfully awry. Smaller pieces start at $80 and larger candelabras top $600.
I Love Linen Ruffles TableclothFrom $145 Drape this 100 per cent natural French flax linen tablecloth over any surface and it instantly elevates your space from everyday to pour-a-glass-and-put-your-phone-on-airplane-mode-it’s-date-night. Ruffles add a sense of frivolity and occasion without veering too far into the frou-frou, while the natural tone keeps things grounded in relaxed elegance. (Not to mention it’ll go with pretty much any colour scheme.)
Soremo Bubble Heart Wine Glass$45 Cartoon love hearts everywhere may give unwelcome school dance or childhood party vibes. But a big red heart or two brings a hint of fun and kitsch to an otherwise grown-up table setting, so why not say cheers to love with one of these Soremo wine goblets? Designed and handmade in Shanghai using borosilicate glass, it’s available in Australia from Hands.
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Maison Balzac La Danse Vase$199 Swoony Sydney homewares label Maison Balzac offers plenty that’ll add romance to your space. We particularly adore this poetic handblown vase, part of the La Danse collection dedicated to Parisian ballet in the early 1900s. Made to hold a bouquet of flowers (if you’re lucky enough to receive one) or a single stunning bloom.
Hotel Paris Chill La Saison Plate$62 French is meant to be the language of love, so why not enjoy your meal from crockery printed with cheeky messages en français? This ceramic delight comes from French-obsessed Korean homewares brand Hotel Paris Chill and is designed to evoke long, cosy Parisian dinners spent with the one you love. Made in Korea and available from Hands
Mosey Me Raspberry Stripe Napkin Set$79 Almost as sweet as your significant other, these candy-coloured napkins from Melbourne homewares label Mosey Me are screen-printed on 100 per cent linen. Bold pinks and reds evoke a vintage Valentine scheme; neat graphic stripes keep it contemporary. These work great for special occasions as well as everyday dining.
This article first appeared in Domain Review, in partnership with Broadsheet.
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