Potomak Studio makes dreamy ceramics in a studio in Northern Italy, just outside of Venice. Potomak’s bowls, cups, plates, beakers and tumblers are made of bone-white porcelain and glazed with dreamy watercolor-like washes in colbalt or salmon, or bright and shining gold, copper and silver. Founded in 1982 by Donatella Parotto and Mauro Bonvecchio, Potomak Studio’s focus is on contemporary Italian porcelain pottery. What does that translate to? Objects marked by the hands that made them, with obvious brushstrokes and finger marks adding to the story of each piece, the individual texture. Refined yet unusual, with a quiet sense of humor, Potomak Studio’s porcelain is stunning, delicately colored, and waiting to add that little something to your dining table.
The best serveware is worthy of display even when it isn’t being used. That’s the raison d’etre behind this selection of artful pieces; each is as beautiful as it is functional. Whether you’re a frequent entertainer or just want to elevate everyday meals, these finds are sure to impress.
The ultimate finishing pieces for any table, these linens — napkins, tablecloths, runners, and more — are perfect for everyday dinners and elegant entertaining alike. And their rich hues and textures are perfect for fall.
With the holidays just around the corner, the editors of Real Simple have hand-picked fantastic items to help you entertain in style. It's all here: elegant dishes, chic serveware, clever bar accessories, festive linens, and wine glass options to spare. Now all you have to do is decide who to invite! Check out RealSimple.com for more entertaining tips and tricks — and make your next get-together as much fun for you as it is for your guests.
Set a sleek, sophisticated table for everything from quiet dinners at home to big get-togethers. These accents, with their inspired color, texture, and overall design, will hit just the right tone.