For this week’s special holiday hosting edition of House Calls, we head to Red Hook, Brooklyn, where we feasted with Jean Lee and Dylan Davis, co-founders of the inventive design practice Ladies and Gentlemen Studio.
The couple’s studio, situated in a pre-Civil War building just a few short blocks from their apartment, features two distinct spaces, which are perfect for hosting workshops and holiday gatherings with their fellow creatives. The original fireplace—both a centerpiece and an easy way to grill party-friendly kebabs—creates a “cozy campfire feeling”, while plants, art, and dinnerware displayed on open shelving give guests a sense of warmth and intimacy.
With the holidays upon us, we sourced a few products from the space—or similar finds—to get you fully inspired to host your own picture-perfect gathering this season.
These neutral candle holders bring a clean, modern aesthetic to your tabletop decor, particularly when paired together. Tea lights sold separately.
These hand-crafted slate boards are available in small, medium, or large, and are the perfect foundation for serving cheese and other delicious hors d’oeuvres.
This gorgeous black ceramic carafe also works as a sleek vase on tabletops, mantels, or ledges. Also available in other shapes and sizes.
Crate & Barrel’s five-star rated white porcelain plates are microwave-, oven-, and dishwasher-safe, allowing for easy cleanup after dinner parties.
Want to mix things up a bit? Opt for these budget-friendly and versatile serving plates in fun colors.
These simple wooden stools feature a compact shape and stackable design, making them a great space saver for parties. Also available in black.
Gather family or friends around this Scandinavian-style dining table, made of warm wood tones and a white table top. Seats eight comfortably.
Designed by Clara von Zweigbergk for Hay, this geometric tray can be used to create unique decor arrangements, especially when combined other colors and shapes in the range.