Dinner parties are never awkward when you’re a hosting pro, but we can’t say the same holds true for your invitees. The best way to strike up a conversation? Strikingly elegant tabletop decor tabletop decor. Here, chic centerpieces that ensure your exquisite taste will be the talk of the town for days to come.
Magnifying Decorative Object, Anthropologie, $278, anthropologie.com
The huge honey-hued sculpture has a magnifying glass at its center that is equal parts functional as stylish. Magnify the tiny print of a coffee table book or marvel at the lack of dust on surrounding surfaces.
“Paris C” Glass Vase, Arcade, $4,500, barneys.com
An artful addition to any table, “Paris C” is reminiscent of Les Années Folles in the 1920s. Tobacco colored Murano glass is wrapped by a thick red band for a smoky vintage touch.
Hoop & Branch Sculpture, John-Richard Collection, $750, neimanmarcus.com
The handcrafted marble, brass and stainless steel design seamlessly mixes metal with Mother Nature. Contrasting tones give the sculpture a cool and cultured look that’s comfortable being the center of attention.
Cartier Panthere, Cartier, $265, restorationhardware.com
Glossy full-color pages detail the brand’s history of luxe jewels and signature panther motif. The breathtaking book captivates the attention of curious neophytes and Cartier connoisseurs alike.
Jacques Nickel and Lucite Tray, Jonathan Adler, $495, saksfifthavenue.com
This glamorous golden tray is the perfect way to display divine decorations. Transparent lucite sides allow ornate objects to be seen from every imaginable angle.