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All You Need To Host The Perfect Summer Dinner Party

Give your summer dinner party a sense of occasion with BrandAlley.

With hosting our nearest and dearest in the comfort of our homes back on the menu, you may be looking for some new pieces to upgrade your artfully curated tablescape and dazzle your dinner guests. At CF, we return again and again to BrandAlley: the ultimate shopping destination for luxury designer homeware, amongst other things.

If you are yet to become acquainted, BrandAlley is the members-only website for designer brands at discounted prices you can’t quite believe. With new drops weekly, from stand-out brands including Sophie Conran, Le Creuset, and LSA, BrandAlley is the name to have on your radar for the chicest of dining accessories.

Here’s our edit of splendid dinner party pieces to shop now at BrandAlley.

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THE TAPAS DISHES

Sate your guests' appetites with a tempting selection of nuts, olives, and other delicacies ahead of the main event, presented in this decorative ceramic set from Staub.

THE CARAFE

This handblown glass carafe is the perfect vessel for water, wine – or something a little stronger. It adds a subtle splash of colour to any tablescape. CF Top Tip: Mix-and-match with glass tumblers in other saturated hues to lift a muted tablecloth.

 

This handblown glass carafe is the perfect vessel for water, wine – or something a little stronger.

THE GLASSWARE

These oversized Stolzle Power red wine glasses look reassuringly more expensive than their price tag, and are the glassware of choice for enjoying a spicy glass of Malbec. Keep guests hydrated, with the added benefit of an instant pop of colour, thanks to these water tumblers from LSA.

THE PLATES

These decorative side plates are an instant tablescape enlivener. Inspired by the ocean, the contrasting patterrns – from painterly strokes to intricate bubble detailing – add an eclectic and informal look to any table. 

These decorative side plates add an eclectic and informal look to any table.

THE CUTLERY

This sleek cutlery set from Laguiole is a classic addition to any feast. Plus, it's dishwasher safe, making the clean-up operation an absolute breeze.

 

 

THE CASSEROLE DISH

If you've spent hours in the kitchen preparing your supper, you'll want it to look its best when it comes time to serve. Classic porcelain is effortlessly elegant and we love the bold red hue of this La Porcellana Bianca pot. It makes for an ideal centrepiece to showcase your homemade casserole.

Classic porcelain is effortlessly elegant and this La Porcellana Bianca pot makes for an ideal centrepiece.

THE SERVING DISH

Rose & Tuilpani's summertime crockery is a visual feast. Inspired by the British countryside, the floral-adorned collection of servewear is a real conversation starter. This salad bowl is the smartest way to present a large sharing salad or pasta dish.

THE CHEESE BOARD

Nothing incites delight around a dinner table quite like an excellent cheese board; it's the perfect thing to nibble on after dessert, and bring a group together. We love this beautifully understated platter by Just Slate: simply load up with crispbreads, figs, and your cheeses of choice.

Nothing incites delight around a dinner table quite like an excellent cheese board.

THE ESPRESSO CUPS

Sophie Conran can always be relied upon for chic ceramics to add a touch of sophistication to proceedings. These understated espresso cups are the perfect accompaniment to a post-dinner caffeine pick-me-up.

THE LIGHTING

The final decorative flourishes make all the difference to your tablescape, pulling it together with finesse. If dining al fresco, dot a few of these hurricane lamps filled with your favourite candles around the table to create soft, atmospheric lighting.

 

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