From multi-taskers to game-changers, here are some of our favorite pieces.

By Christine Quinlan
November 01, 2018
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While we’re big fans of laid-back dinner parties with our bohemian friends scattered throughout the living room on colorful floor cushions, we also know how satisfying it can be for everyone to have a seat at the table for a slightly more elegant event. For those blessed with the space to seat 10 to 12, we have everything you need to pull off a stylish table. From multi-taskers to game-changers, here are some of our favorite pieces.

Pedestal dishes and tiered trays

Cake stands and pedestal bowls have narrower bases than platters and bowls so they make it easier to fit everything on a table or sideboard. Varying the heights of serving pieces also adds visual interest. Place a large bowl or platter on top of a simple white stand or try a wood and marble version for an update on a classic style. A three-tier serving stand is perfect for hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

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Oven-to-Table Cookware and Trivets

Make the most of handsome oven-to-table serving dishes, like this one from Heath or this one from Le Creuset, with smart and stylish trivets. A silicone version expands to hold multiple pans or extra-large pieces while this round olivewood trivet has a rustic-meets-modern vibe.