AE Summer Home Edit

I am very passionate about home styling and interior design, so when a new season starts, I cannot wait to revamp my living spaces and update my tableware. I love to come upon small unique businesses or to discover exceptional designers with impeccable craftsmanship. I am always filled with pride when I find something truly outstanding and I love sharing my curated selection with you.

Discover my summer home edit and shop the selection here on Almost Essential.

TAMARA VON SCHENK – Bespoke Placemats

These unique placemats are witty and colourful and they will add an exciting touch to any summer table. They are individually made to order by the designer herself and they come in a set of 6. They have a wood base covered with a nice purple back made of suede. Pick your favourite set for a vibrant dining setup. Also perfect as a gift!


There is something about butler’s trays that I really love; maybe it’s that vintage feel that comes with them, the fine craftsmanship or the subtle luxury vibe. These ones are all handmade in Britain and painted with the extraordinary range of eco-friendly paints from Farrow & Balls. It is really hard to pick a colour with so many stunning options! Which one will you pick for your bespoke butler’s tray?

MARIE DAAGE TABLEWARE – Bespoke Limoges Porcelain Tableware

French luxury at its best. If you are looking for exquisite tableware design, you have just found it. Marie Daage combines contrasting designs and colours for an inimitable effect. A blend of of stripes, florals and figurative scenes conveyed by the fluidity and translucence of hand painting. All of her unique designs evoke the art and style of French living. Choose your favourite shapes and colours and order your bespoke Limoges porcelain set. Truly timeless!

ALMOST ESSENTIAL – Silver Plated Ice Cream Tub Cover
This silver plated ice cream tub cover is a great addition to your summer tableware collection. As we know, ice cream carton tubs do not really go well with a nice table setup, which is why you absolutely need this in your life. It fits any standard round ice cream tub and it looks just marvelous! Exclusive to Almost Essential.

THEMIS Z – Serenity Red Dinner/Under Plate
What’s not to love about Themis Z Greek inspired lifestyle range? Crafted in Greece from locally sourced porcelain and finished with a hand-painted red swirl, this extra-large dinner plate can also be used as an under plate. Dishwasher and microwave safe, the Serenity collection is available in either green, beige, red or blue. Mix and match for a truly authentic dining experience.

PIGMENT FRANCE – Marais Willow Insulated Carafe
Handcrafted in France and part of an eco-friendly range of products of the highest quality, this chic insulated carafe is made of stainless steel shielded with locally sourced willow rods. Perfect to keep your tea or coffee warm, it will look stylish and exclusive on your summer table. Presented in a luxury box, it is a great gift idea.