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Couples who covet a well-appointed table raise a glass to Restoration Hardware’s new collection.

Riedel Vinum crystal stemware, $50 for a set of two glasses


Restoration Hardware (938 W. North Ave., 312.475.9116, restorationhardware.‌com) does everything on a grand scale—who doesn’t fantasize about curling up on one of the luxury retailer’s oversize sofas? So it comes as no surprise that when the purveyor of posh home furnishings decided to launch a tabletop collection, it did so in an all-encompassing fashion.

Sourced from some of the world’s finest artisans, RH Tableware offers something for every couple with discriminating taste. Chinese porcelain dinnerware comes available in three styles (round rimmed, square rimmed and coupe), five neutral shades and an impressive range of sizes suitable for everything from everyday dinners to sweeping, multicourse feasts with friends. Traditionalists will swoon over the perfectly balanced English silver-plated flatware based on historic patterns (think the elegant reed and shield motif used aboard the Titanic), while those seeking a cool, industrial vibe will lust after metalsmith Jefferson Mack’s collection of hand-forged cutlery accented with pounded brass rivets. And no bridal registry would be complete without a selection of flax or cotton table linens in 20 colors.

Couples with their heart set on entertaining in striking style need look no further than the dramatic Grand Brasserie collection of generously proportioned Champagne buckets and bowls, platters and tiered serving trays in a nickel-plated finish that gives the pieces the soft patina of a cherished heirloom. Complete the spread with Riedel’s Vinum line of crystal stemware designed to enhance specific varietals, from an oaky California chardonnay to a fruit-forward French pinot noir. Cheers!