Anandita Kothari's plate and peonie: Transforming dining tables into art with Chefanie Collection

Anandita Kothari's plate and peonie: Transforming dining tables into art with Chefanie Collection

Born out of a passion for bringing people together over warm conversations and hot meals, Anandita Kothari tables her best

In the heart of every home, there’s a place where core memories are formed and nurtured. For 31-year-old Anandita Kothari, founder of Plate and Peonie, it is her dining table. Here, the echoes of laughter reverberate long after everyone has left. At the centre of it all lies her greatest talent—the art of tablescaping—where every piece of décor and accessory paints a canvas of beautiful memories. Her latest collection—Chefanie—of tableware is an ode to such warm memories.

The plates, with their beautiful rims with floral and butterfly prints, steal the show in look and finish. You can choose from the Provencal dinner plates in Bone China or the Wedding Hydrangea ones printed with exquisite floral motifs for celebratory occasions. The Gold Leopard dining plates featuring majestic leopards and tropical palm trees on its rim are luxurious statements of style. “Complement these with the handmade highball Leopard water glasses, and you won’t need much more,” she says.

The art of table-setting may start with selecting plates and glasses, but it doesn’t end there. To curate a visual masterpiece, “you need thoughtfully picked out accessories and decor pieces; think napkin rings, card holders, baskets, trays, vases, and candlesticks. I like to pick them up spontaneously while on a holiday or out shopping”, says the founder, who has made a few value editions such as creamer kettles made of glass (you can fill them with olive oil, balsamic or other condiments as well), rattan vases and her favourite Les Ottomans’ Palm Tree candlestick holder to the new range. “Its leafy ceramic design makes an impressive cut, while its vibrant green colour adds to its grace. Another off-beat piece is the Wicker Pagoda lantern, perfect for tables with a natural, countryside setting,” she says.

And because no table is complete without its perfect complement—barware—she has the sassy lemon swizzle sticks, a gorgeous Buffalo Bone bar set, a stripey bee cocktail shaker set, and metal and ceramic straws. Cheers to that. Availability: 

The New Indian Express