We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. From the modern touch of matte black flatware to the finishing touches that make a kitchen your own, quality dining and kitchenware are essential to livable design. At Lulu and Georgia, we have everything from exclusive dinnerware collections to must-have kitchen accessories, letting you elevate every aspect of home cooking from countertop to table.
Whether it's the simple pleasure of a quiet breakfast or a special occasion with family and friends, our dinnerware and kitchen essentials are a vital part of how we live and entertain in our homes. Finding styles that not only showcase your taste but fold seamlessly into your routines is one of the most important elements in bringing beauty to the everyday.
Not sure what elements best fit your space when shopping for kitchen and dining essentials? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best pieces for your space.
Setting the Table with Dinnerware and Essentials for Every Occasion
Tablescapes offer a great opportunity to layer signature style into your design. But balancing practical considerations with that showstopping table setting can be overwhelming with so many elements at play. With that in mind, we have a few tips to help, whether you’re mixing in new flatware or building a new look from the table linens up.
Start with the practical. Is this dish set for formal dining or quick bites? Most modern dish sets and flatware can dress up or down depending on the occasion, but you’ll want to check if an item is dishwasher and microwave-safe before going all in on a collection. If your dish set doubles for al fresco dining, you may want a durable material like this Tara Melamine Dinnerware (12-Piece Set) to avoid breakage—especially if the outdoor space has a pool or sauna. A last note on practical considerations—don’t forget to check the dimensions. We all know to measure before buying a sofa or rug online, but sometimes, when it comes to serveware or other items that need to be stored, it can be easy to fall in love and buy at first sight. Don’t worry if the perfect dish doesn’t fit in your cabinet—serving platters or bowls can always live on top of a sideboard or cabinet when not in use, anchoring a vignette.
When it comes to style, there is no formula. Want something farmhouse rustic? Pair a plaid tablecloth with enamelware dishes. Or skip the tablecloth and go for a mix-and-match stoneware set with organic shapes for something minimalist and modern. If you entertain or like the grand display of a gathered table, just remember—every element, from flatware to drinking glasses, should reflect and elevate the whole.
Elevating Your Kitchen Essentials
When we imagine our kitchens, we may not picture Instagram moments of full tables or holiday feasts—but the truth is, many of us spend more time gathered around the kitchen island or cooking together than we ever do at a dining table. A kitchen is a place where the mess of cooking meets the joy and chaos of a shared space. Here’s where a little intentional design can pay off tenfold toward creating a livable environment.
Every small touch in the kitchen can have a significant impact on elevating your everyday. We all love styling a new dish set or serving platter, but sometimes, when it comes to storage or food prep, it’s a piecework collection of items we hide in drawers or cabinets. The right kitchen accessories can transform the space—from countertop serveware like this Lotta Cheese/Pastries Dome by LSA International to those little accents that bring style to functionality. If a dining room is where you showcase your style, your kitchen is where you live with it—so make it a space you love.
Topping Up Your Barware
Nothing sets your space for hospitality like a well-stocked bar. From serving up weekend mocktails to providing refreshments at an evening soiree, a bar can become an anchor piece for entertaining. But whether it’s a built-in dry bar or a well-placed cart or cabinet, you want your bar to be ready for every occasion while blending seamlessly into the room’s design. Our collection of bar glasses and accessories has you covered.
Styling a bar is all about marrying personal touches with practical ones. No one wants to be short a corkscrew when a guest arrives with a bottle—or running out of coupes for a toast and serving up an odd-man-out assortment of glasses. In other words, don’t let your bar tools or glassware be an afterthought—let them be an expression of your hospitality and style.
For the cocktail enthusiast, this Stile Bar Set by Mepra brings polished appeal with a modern edge. Or you can add vintage-inspired charm with colored bar glass like these Champagne Coupes by Estelle Colored Glassware. Bar accessories also make a great gift for young couples or friends evolving their collections. Pair a nice stemware set or corkscrew with a favorite bottle to help them toast a new home or job.
However you style it, dining elements, kitchenware, and bar accessories allow you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. Loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have curated this essential piece of home.When you shop kitchen and dining online at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find elements that complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. You can choose from our wide selection to find the perfect purchase, no matter what you're looking for. Check our dining room inspiration page for more ideas on creating stylish everyday living spaces.Show Less