May 24, 2020

Currently crushing on: retro-style dinnerware!

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Choosing a set of dinnerware is a step into adulthood that your 18 year old student self would be proud off. Goodbye mismatching plates and your mum’s spare mug collection, right? Well what if I told you that your disparate dinnerware is actually a step in the right direction for a more retro approach to feasting? The 70s never went anywhere in my book, but the earthy colour palette of browns, yellows, rusts and lilacs is well and truly back. Bonus points if you can manage to nab a speckled style from your grandma’s cupboard.

Want some inspiration? Here’s my top retro-style dinnerware that you can grab from the highstreet retailers right now.

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1 // ‘70s Ceramic Dinner Plate* | HK Living at Liberty London | £15

2 // Grey black bubble glass (set of 6)* | Trouva | £36.99

3 // Sunny white and yellow stoneware dinner plate* | Habitat | £12

4 // Ilana side plates (set of four)* | Anthropologie | £40

5 // ‘70s Medium Ceramic Bowl* | HK Living at Liberty London | £12

6 // Set of two lavender glasses | Poodle & Blonde | £15

7 // OTTO multi-coloured speckled stoneware dinner set* | Habitat | £95

8 // Jug with bamboo handle | W.A.Green | £18

9 // Denby quartz rose dinner plates (set of 4)* | John Lewis | £64

10 // Daisy reactive glaze plate* | Urban Outfitters | £14

11 // ‘70s Ceramic Dunes Mug* | HK Living at Liberty London | £7

12 // Levi Mug* | Anthropologie | £10

13 // Carson grey reactive glaze serving bowl* | Habitat | £18

14 // Shoreline Mug* | French Connection | £7

15 // Luxe Recycled Glass Clear Pitcher* | French Connection | £22

16 // ‘70s Ceramic Dinner Plate* | HK Living at Liberty London | £15

17 // Boga 12-piece reactive glaze dinner set* | MADE | £119

What does your dream dinner table setup look like? For more interior inspiration, colour clashing and general life admin, check out the rest of my blog. Follow me on InstagramPinterest and Twitter for more EJP in your life.


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Emma Jane Palin is a freelance art consultant, interior stylist and multi-award-winning blogger residing in Margate, UK. She has worked with various home and lifestyle brands not limited to West Elm, Apple, John Lewis, Habitat, MADE, Caran D'Ache + No.3 Gin. Emma is also a regular contributor to Hunker where she writes about design trends and interior advice.

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