I couldn’t think of a more fitting way to start my sixth year at Design*Sponge (I can’t believe it’s been that long!) than with one of the very first people I wrote about in fall 2004, Lorena Barrezueta. I’ve been a fan of Lorena’s since day one and had a blast getting to know her when we filmed Design by the Book together in 2008. Lorena is always producing tableware that makes me want to throw a party and I’m especially fond of her newest collection, “Burst.” Burst is a five-piece set (dinner and salad plate, cup and saucer) in a striking black, gold or platinum design. I’m always partial to the metallic prints, so those gold plates are calling my name. They’d be a fantastic way to spruce up your holiday table without the traditional red/green and orange/brown combinations. Click here to check out Lorena’s set online ($120–$150 for the set) and here to email Lorena and place an order. xo, grace
PS — Many thanks to HGTV.ca for writing about their visit to my house! We filmed a video interview (more segments to come soon), talked about design trends and did a little shopping around Park Slope.