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Entertaining season is here, and now that gathering is safer than it has been in the past year, every get-together feels like a cause for celebration. So in anticipation of the return of summer barbecues, picnics and parties, why not invest in some special entertaining pieces?
As luck would have it, there’s never been a better time to shop for glassware. Candy-colored picks are everywhere, and there’s a style, shape, and shade out there for just about anyone. Here, a selection that’s sure to bring your tablescape to new levels of sophistication.
If there’s a queen of colored glassware, it’s Stephanie Summerson Hall of Estelle Glassware. The Black woman founder has taken the design world (and social media) by storm with her chic, stylish glassware in modern shapes and hues. The best part? Her mix-and-match set of six means you can score the exact rainbow your heart desires.
For decidedly mid-century flair, opt for these textured glasses from West Elm. Available in several decade-appropriate shades (think: amber, smoke, and navy), they feature beading and pyramid detailing that would look very at home on Don Draper’s desk — or your dinner table.
Buy: Malcolm Glassware, $48 for set of six, West Elm
Inspired by the shape of the iconic Rialto bridge in Venice (and the city’s love of impeccable glassware), these pieces feature two different saturations of colored glass for unique-yet-timeless combinations.
If you prefer a modern and clean aesthetic, look no further than this set from Fredericks and May. The pieces are available in a trio of subtle shades and feature a cheeky black and white glass “twist” around the rim.
Whether you’re hosting a garden party or just enjoying a spritz on your outdoor patio, you need these floral glasses from Terrain to complete the vibe. Each piece is hand-painted with whimsical poppies, making them heirloom-worthy designs you’ll hang onto for years to come.
Buy: Poppy Glasses, $72 for four, Terrain
For a subtle dose of color that still feels playful, opt for these mouth-blown tumblers by LSA International. The glasses themselves are made in a modern and clean shape, and they’re each punctuated by a pop of a different berry hue at the base.
Buy: LSA International Coro Assorted Tumblers, $38 for four, Amara
If your style leans preppy — and maybe even a little grandmillennial — this tortoise shell-inspired glassware collection from Z Gallerie is basically begging for a spot in your home. Use them to class up the interior of your glass cabinetry, or add a dose of sophistication to your bar cart.
Buy: Tori Glassware, from $22 for four, Z Gallerie