New plates have arrived at Crate and Barrel! YAY! I can't even tell you how excited i am about these. The first set is called Delilah — shown here with the solid "Max" Dinnerware collection:
Notice anything familiar? *wink, wink* "Canto" is one of my favorite prints from my fabric collection Fandango and so it was such a thrill to see how the amazing creative team at Crate and Barrel interpreted it on these 6 colorful plates. They used a wax resist with the glazes that gives the plates a really wonderful and irresistible texture.
The second set of plates is called Triana and you might see something a little familiar here, too!
This design was derived from the pattern Esplanade from my fabric collection Central Park. How fun would it be to make some coordinating napkins or placemats to go with these!? You may remember that this stone medallion was my original inspiration for the motif:
(if you're ever in New York City, you can spot this in Central Park on the left side of the left staircase heading down to Bethesda Fountain)
Here's one of the in-store displays:
I'm always inspired by the merchandising at Crate and Barrel and love how they've used the natural and neutral colors of the chairs, tablecloth, napkins and wood placemats to accentuate the colorful dinnerware. The wavy rim of the soup bowl is such a nice touch. There's still a contemporary style to the overall look, but a soft, welcoming informality too. Don't you just want to pull up a chair?
Both sets of plates are available in stores and online now!