From kooky illustrations to twee floral prints and art-inspired designs, ensure you impress your guests at your next dinner party with the prettiest plates around.

Setting the table has become one of the biggest interiors trends of the moment. In fact, search the  hashtag ‘tablescape’ and you’ll come across over 1 million posts. Thankfully, you don’t need a full set of Royal Doulton to get the look, 2022 table tops are meant to be more relaxed, quirky and cool, with mismatching crockery and creased linen tablecloths.

For inspiration, check out the likes of Alice Naylor-Leyland (the Queen of setting the table) and Katherine Ormerod who’s fashion-forward eye extends to the dining room as well as her wardrobe.

Favourites of ours include Harlie Brown’s Pamplemousse design – the perfect plate to serve a fresh summer salad on, as well as Laetitia Rouget’s quirky “it’s ok, I probably stalk you too,” which would make an offbeat but sweetly romantic gift. While H&M’s collaboration with celebrated architect and designer, India Mahdavi allows you to buy something a little bit special at a high street price point.

Scroll on for our favourites – they’re bound to make your food taste better too.


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