The Entertaining Essentials We Can’t Live Without

Our homes are an extension of ourselves, and for that reason, entertaining can be an intimidating task. At Meridian, we strive to keep all of our entertaining spaces beautiful while still maintaining our unique essence. Decorating the entertainment spaces in your home in a way that is beautiful, yet functional, doesn’t have to be difficult. To make things a bit easier for you, we have compiled an Entertaining Essentials checklist to help you style the more public spaces in your home in a way that feels authentic, and reflective of your personal values.

Multi-Tasking Pieces for Entertaining

atlas spice mill, entertaining essentials

Just because something is functional or serves a purpose, doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be beautiful. Take our Atlas Spice Mill , for example. While it functions as a spice mill, it is also a gorgeous addition to your countertops when not in use. Our Matcha Bowl and Kai Rattan Tray are also two stunning pieces that combine function with beauty. These items hold your necessary items and also elevate the look of your tables or countertops, whether it’s for guests or your everyday dining.

Serve in Style

Serve in style, nyssa cheese tool set on top of wooden cutting board with pita, olive oil and brie cheese

We all know that when guests come over, somehow everyone seems to end up in the kitchen. Be prepared for this moment with kitchen essentials that double as decorative accents. Our Kivu Small Serving Board, Kivu Natural Wood Serving Spoon, and Nyssa Cheese Tools Set are all so beautifully handmade that they are able to stand alone as decorative accents, or be used as intended. 

Counter Containers for Organizing

Counter containers for entertaining, jasmine marble bath collection on top of vintage wood riser

While some household items are beautiful enough to serve as decorative accents on their own, other odds and ends are better left hidden. To hide your less attractive necessities, keep them accessible in organized countertop containers. Our Mila Marble Bowl is the perfect catch all for car keys or wallets. Furthermore, our Mai Stoneware Carafe Set is a beautiful alternative to your everyday countertop water filter or glass vase. If you’d like to elevate or de-clutter your entertainment spaces further, swap out disposable plastic soap dispensers with our gorgeous Jasmine Marble Collection.

Soft Accents

Soft accents, dinner table with table setting next to houseplant and gray textured chair

To add more warmth to your kitchen or dining table, add handmade textiles to your space. Our Marseille Napkin Set & Pebble Windowpane Napkin Set paired with Lam Stoneware Napkin Rings will do just the trick. 

Warm Woods

Warm woods, vintage chapati riser with coffee mug and beans on top surrounded by a chemex, golden spoons, a golden bowl and a hand towel in a white kitchen

Vintage accents in wood tones will add depth to your tabletop display of necessities such as spices and serveware. Add a Vintage Chapati Riser to your kitchen countertop as a pedestal for everyday items like butter, salt, and pepper. Set a Vintage Chapati Tray on your coffee table to hold candles and books. We also love to stack Vintage Reclaimed Wood Bowls to add another warm element to your space. 

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