Magenta’s stable of artists make dinnerware, appetizer and dessert serving products, kitchen tools, baby products and pet and garden accessories in ceramic, porcelain and other mixed materials. Founded in 2002, this Berkeley, California–based company takes its name from the color that's most difficult to achieve in firing ceramics—and the nomenclature befits Magenta's clever designs for the home. From the purely decorative to the practical, each ceramic item has a whimsical flourish or vintage inspiration (like an antique tile or textile pattern) that sets it apart.
Whether you’re preparing an actual garden brunch outdoors, or a garden-themed brunch inside, these essentials and accents hit a perfectly nature-inspired note. Soft colors, organic shapes, and the occasional floral print make for an elegant aesthetic that’s the perfect tone-setter for a special meal.
Even though Easter's on a Sunday, do something a little different this year and kick off Easter weekend with a festive Saturday brunch. Step away from the plastic eggs and jellybeans; instead, choose French linens, gem-toned goblets, and whimsically patterned plates for the table. And plenty of elevated essentials, from trays and tea kettles to salad servers, will ensure your guests are well taken care of.
Let’s be honest — whenever you go to a party, you know there’s a bit of a silent competition going on as to who’s going to bring the best host gift. Instead of picking up a $10 bottle of Chianti, hit up your guests’ house with one of these stylish decorative accents. They’ll make you stand out… and win that quiet-yet-extremely-competitive little contest.
The perennially chic combination of black and white works particularly well on the table. It's a focused palette that'll transform this space with cohesion and harmony, while lending a modern, sophisticated feel.