Think less is more? Not when you pull out these extravagant pieces for your next dinner party:
Caribe China by Christian Lacroix
Christian Lacroix, the fashion designer who brought us the puffball skirt and bejeweled bustiers in the ’80s, turned to the tropics to inspire his new line of china for Vista Alegre, called Caribe. $61-$450. Simona’s Luxury at Home at Miami Design District, 162 Northeast 40th Street, Miami; 786-801-0116; simonashome.com.
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Les Endiablés by Saint-Louis
Designer José Levy removed the stems from classic goblets and fused them together, creating the multifunctional Les Endiablés collection for French crystal maker Saint-Louis. They transform from glasses to vases, egg cups, candle holders and more. $505-$585. Saint-Louis Crystal at Miami Design District, 163 Northeast 39th Street, Miami; 305-868-0118; saint-louis.com.
Everyday Objects by Tiffany
The new Everyday Objects collection for Tiffany takes ordinary items — like twisty straws — and elevates them to covetable new heights. Available in silver, gold or rose-gold vermeil. $250-$350. Tiffany & Co. at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; 305-864-1801; tiffany.com.
Cake Server by ANNA by RabLabs
Even a basic sheet cake will seem fancy when you slice into it with this 24-karat gold-plated server with free-form rock crystal handle from ANNA by RabLabs. $95. Neiman Marcus at Merrick Park, 385 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables; 305-576-3501; neimanmarcus.com.
Serving Tray by Gucci Décor
Made in Italy, this dramatic metal tray from the new Gucci Décor home collection features a striped print with an undulating snake, an icon of the design house. $1,150. Gucci at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; 305-868-6504; gucci.com.
I Love Baroque by Versace
Versace’s new tableware collection, I Love Baroque, includes the striking three-tier étagère, a standout that’s ideal for serving hors d’oeuvres, chilled seafood or assorted desserts. $625. Versace at Miami Design District, 186 Northeast 39th Street, Miami; 305-573-8345; versace.com.