Festivities, times three

Whether it’s for cards or just to gather with friends, it is decidedly that time of year, and we've got a cheat sheet for making your shindig feel extra-special, with no extra effort. Pick your vibe, and we've got the goods that'll kick your table setting up a fair few notches. Even if you don't win at cards, you've got this hosting thing in the bag.Minimal and Asian-inspired

We love anything with neat, graphic overtures. Here we've paired the gentle jade glaze of our Celadon collection with pristine ivory chargers for a setting that is top of the less-is-more class. Add a bittersweet pomelo for a burst of Pompeian red and you’re good to go. Decadent Diwali

Sometimes you've just got to stick to the classics, but we do like a modern spin. Take these Lotus Leaf thalis in gleaming brass, add fragrant marigolds and damask roses all heaped high in a vase, and accessorize with spice: cinnamon sticks and star anise are fail-safe. For a Diwali gathering that's festive and fresh all at once, this is our pick. Graphic and Art Deco-inspired

Our twinkling Chand Sitara line shines in the glow of twilight, and are inspired by Prohibition Era, speakeasies, and Bombay’s architecture. Everything that got the engines revving on our 1920’s-inspired homeware line sits very well with the graphic pop of our Fez bowls. On this table, clean lines, contrasting charcoal and ivory, and the gentle gleam of a gold rim or flitting dragonfly are what really shine. Make sure to handwrite your menu and serve this meal at sunset for proper party perfection.