December 1, 2010

La Plates

personalized melamine plates are everywhere i look and i'm a big fan. i think many people's first reaction is, isn't this idea for kids? and my answer is yes and no. obviously melamine with its non-breakable qualities says kids and there are plenty of kiddie-focused options around. however, it can be a sophisticated look for us big kids too! i present exhibit a: 

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lots of places have 'em like iomoi, boatman geller, and kates plates. but there is one source that i really love for this stuff. la plates. they have some of the best patterns, colors, and monograms around. a few examples of their plates:




i wanted to find an excuse to get these plates in my casa and was inspired by this table from eddie ross (speaking of sophisticated!):

i love how he took one color palette and changed up the patterns for each setting. so i decided to try it for my own table and got 2 to start:

(patterns are squares and greek key) not as sleek as the grey and yellow color scheme above but i can't wait to see how it looks with the table set at christmas! i love the idea of having something monogrammed on the table for nice occasions. it just makes everything feel more personal. any other sources that you've used or found?

p.s. la plates also has other products like platters, coasters, and cutting boards. clearly i had to treat myself to a cutting board to go in our future kitchen. inspiration and a reminder that one day we will redo our 1982 kitchen:

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