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  • Spring Edit

    Get inspired for spring with our latest trend edit. From subtle tones to dark, two-tone patterns, we have a range of tableware designs that promise durability and beauty.

    Naturals

    Use the calming tones of our Natural Canvas collection to update your table setting. Designed for modern living, Natural Canvas is a beautiful range in a neutral shade. The simplicity of its colour ensures that it will complement any interior whilst the roulette detailing found on key pieces gives a considered look.

    For another natural touch of colour, our Elements collection is available in four stunning hues. Elements combines our durable stoneware with unique glazes for a hard-wearing and beautiful finish. An ideal starter set, this range has been designed to be used and enjoyed every day.

    Textures

    A work of art, Halo gives a textured look with two tones of beautiful glaze. Utilising the skills of our craftspeople to create this striking collection of tableware, Halo is able to bring depth and style to your home. Our most Instagrammed collection, Halo can be used to style your table or as a decorative collection to enhance the look of your interiors.

    A lighter but equally eye-catching range, Azure is a refreshing blue and sea green collection. Layers of glaze produce a coastal effect that will modernise your table arrangement. To achieve the stunning aquamarine colour, every item is heated in the kiln to a specific temperature.

    Brights

    With a focus on playful colours, Always Entertaining Deli is perfect for sunnier seasons. Featuring four contemporary pastel tones, Deli provides a light and fresh feel as a standalone range or as additional pieces to complement your current tableware.

    Shades of stunning blue dominant within our Heritage Pavilion and Fountain ranges. Inspired by glazes of the past, these bright collections will revive your kitchen with a true artisan quality.

    Spring Edit
  • The New Health Foods

    Purple vegetables, seaweed, grains, coconut flour and sugar are anticipated to be some of the most popular health foods to eat and enjoy this year. Luckily, these ingredients can make for a range of tantalising dishes that are visually pleasing and appetising to taste.

    Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, purple vegetables are the new green veg! Ultimately showcasing the nutritional benefit of darker coloured foods, purple vegetables help to combat disease, reduce inflammation and improve heart health. Introducing them into your diet is easy Ė keep an eye out for aubergines, purple cauliflower, corn, sweet potatoes and asparagus. On a side note, they will certainly brighten up your dinnertime Instagram photo! Plate up your veggies on a Halo Medium Deep Plate for the perfect contemporary backdrop.

    Japanese cuisine is on the rise and seaweed is amongst the top food trends in 2017. Enjoy it as a quick and easy snack in the form of seaweed crisps or as a main meal in seaweed pasta or as a flavoursome topping to your salad Ė our Imperial Blue 7 Piece Asian Set is ideal for serving your favourite international dishes.

    Continuing on from the growth of bowl food, filling your cupboards with grains and pulses including quinoa, lentils and couscous can enable you to create simple and nutritious meals that will give you more energy, and avoid the over-full carbohydrate feeling. Start with your grain or pulse of choice, layer with vegetables and protein and finish with a sauce. Serve in one of our eye-catching Nesting Bowls and eat with a fork or spoon.

    Gluten-free and high in protein, coconut flour is a great choice for guilt-free baking, and gives a subtle coconut taste. In addition, coconut sugar is a natural unrefined sugar, made from the sap of coconut tree flowers. Substituting cane sugar for coconut sugar in your banana bread or brownie mix is a guaranteed way to lower your unnatural sugar intake. Mix up your sweet treats using coconut flour and sugar in a Heritage Veranda Serving Bowl, and present to your guests on our Heritage Pavilion Large Rectangular Platter.

    Explore our full Healthy Eating collection here.

    The New Health Foods
  • Our recent trend report uncovered the fact that we are most likely to lay a formal table at Christmas. This year, we asked our Design Director Richard Eaton, to share with us his top tips for decorating a festive table.

    1. No rules: gone is the day that a table should be set with a traditional layout Ė be flexible. Have fun, have confidence and experiment with colours, shapes and textures to ensure your personality shines through.

    2. Be eclectic: not every product has to match and itís great to add focal pieces too, whether itís brightly coloured or patterned accent plates or a statement bowl.

    3. Enhance the senses: flowers have always had a part to play in setting a table, but why not embrace the trend of Ďbringing the outside iní and include ferns, foliage and evergreens. They also introduce fantastic festive aromas to the table.

    4. Go natural: red and green will always invoke the Christmas spirit, but soft, warm, neutral tones are timeless and contemporary. Add accent colours such as silver and rose gold to instantly make your table feel special and festive.

    5. Finishing touches: candles create a wonderfully warm atmosphere and are an essential part of any stylish table setting. A Christmas classic!

    Christmas Table Setting Tips from Design Director, Richard Eaton
  • At the heart of every house is the kitchen. Big or small, itís a welcoming space to meet morning or night to relax or busily prepare food and entertain your family and friends. The latest home trends show that the lounge is no longer the centre of the home, and instead people are opting to enjoy being at home in the kitchen. No longer simply used for cooking, the kitchen is now capable of housing anything from morning coffee with friends, to a weekend dinner party.

    Moving away from being a utilitarian space, the kitchen is now a focus for design and allows you to showcase your style and personality. Most recently, kitchens are widely styled as living rooms, with tables and chairs to relax and dine. This desire for living kitchens has seen the introduction of larger kitchens, giving more opportunity to create this appealing area. As modern-day life continues to get faster, casual cooking and eating dominate and this style of kitchen gives us the choice to dine both formally and informally.

    Kitchens are now divided into three areas: the cooking area, the dining area and the sitting area. Despite this room changing its traditional role within the house, the emphasis on cooking doesnít show any signs of waning. Making sure that there are enough counters on which to prepare, hold and store food is imperative. Electricals and utilities all have their places, making the kitchen a practical and beautiful place to be.

    The kitchen forms part of your lifestyle, whether that involves preparing tea for the kids after school, batch preparing meals on a Sunday night or pouring drinks for friends to enjoy at a party. Itís where children watch and learn their first cooking tips, friends catch-up over food and drink and families spend much-loved time together. As the kitchen space continues to develop, itís clear that this room is one to be treasured, whatever its size.

    Why the Kitchen is the Most Important Room in the House
  • Last month, fashion and interiors blogger Erica Davies, held a beautiful tea party using our Monsoon by Denby Kyoto tableware collection. The party was an oriental array of pattern and colour with the tables filled with fresh flowers, cake stands, glistening glasses and finger foods.

    Erica has shared with us her top tips and tricks for holding your very own tea party:

    1: Use as many flowers and as much greenery as you can steal from your garden for decoration. We used smaller blooms in Moroccan tea glasses for the centre of the table, with taller sprigs in the teapots.

    2: Mix up your sweet food with your savouries Ė there are no rules when it comes to eating at a tea party and itís the one time you can eat cake before sandwiches! So I put the sarnies next to cakes on the Kyoto cake stands. I made my own sandwiches (mainly because I was too late for M&S to do it for me!), but bought the cakes. You could always embellish with edible flowers to add your own touch.

    3: Offer guests a mix of drinks Ė fizz, non-alcoholic and good old tea. For the non-alcoholics (aka the drivers) I had lovely Elderflower and Rose cordials, or lashings of Ginger Ale (for all you Enid Blyton readers out there). I pimped up ice cubes by adding edible flowers into the trays before freezing which looked so pretty when decanted into the glasses.

    4: Try and think outside the box when it comes to your theme. Vintage teas are always a winner, but because the Denby set was inspired by Japan, I mixed the two together for a quirky take on an afternoon tea.

    Top Tips for Hosting a Tea Party by Erica Davies
  • Always Entertaining: Tapas

    New for summer 2016, our Always Entertaining Tapas collection is a range of casual bowls, plates and platters ideal for informal dining.

    In a terracotta hue, Tapas looks wonderfully eye-catching when laid out on the table and with the versatility of each piece, can be used for small get-togethers and family occasions. Conjuring up a Spanish ambiance with the colour and smooth shape of Tapas, this collection is perfect for enjoying global cuisine. Use the spacious platters for presenting breads, meats and vegetables and embrace the recent bowl trend by eating anything from rice and pasta to salads and Spanish omelettes from the bowls.

    Crafted in our Derbyshire factory using skills and craftsmanship built up over 200 years, our Always Entertaining Tapas range has been made from the finest quality clay which promises longevity. Hardwearing and stunningly textured, our glazes make every piece strong and unique. Take the dishes from the oven to the table with the confidence that they are both oven and microwave safe - they are also dishwasher and freezer proof. Beautifully boxed, this Tapas tableware collection also makes a great gift which is easily wrapped. All under £50, mix and match contrastive pieces to enliven your cupboards and table.

    Present your favourite dishes in style with this summer inspired collection. The Tapas range can be packed up for a picnic, or casually arranged for a cosy evening in. The rich and inviting tones will ensure that your food takes centre stage.

    Discover the full Always Entertaining Tapas range here.

    Always Entertaining: Tapas