“When it comes to entertaining at home, I always like to have a soft, unpretentious ambience that immediately makes my guests feel at ease. The whole idea of home entertaining is to have your guests ‘feel at home’, and to be welcomed as part of the family,” says Olga Iserlis, founder of Adagio Events.
A seasoned hostess who has thrown countless of gatherings and parties in her own home, the illustrious Russian-born events planner is also behind some of the most unforgettable experiences that are often the talk of the town. With her keen eye for design and her charismatic personality, Iserlis is a maestro when it comes to organising parties, whether it’s high-profile fundraising galas or smaller, intimate soirées.
To host a stylish get-together, a beautiful tablescape featuring chic tableware, creative centrepieces, and thoughtfully curated details will help to elevate the atmosphere; these include the exquisite selection of tableware from Christofle, which will certainly add a luxurious sparkle to your intimate gatherings at home. Iserlis too, is a fan of the made-in-France maison. “I love Christofle! Personally, I have been a fan of the brand for a long time,” she enthuses. “I love how elegant their collections are, and the quality of the silver and finishings is of the highest standard that lasts from one generation to another.”
The tasteful tableware from Christofle is expertly designed by master craftsmen and marked with a flair of extravagance. The collection from the French brand is quite literally, fit for royalty—in 1844, the brand supplied Louis-Philippe, the penultimate French monarch, with his dinnerware settings. And in the 1850s, Christofle also served as a go-to tableware brand for Emperor Napoleon III.
A testament to the elegance of French refinement, the Marly and Malmaison collections celebrate the brand’s royal history with traditional codes of luxury. The Marly collection is an ode to nature and demonstrates the exuberant Louis XV style with distinctive acanthus leaves and asymmetrical conch shell patterns lining the silverware. The Malmaison collection references the 19th century Empire style, featuring symmetrical motifs in the form of palmette designs and elegant outlines of water leaves.
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