my first set of matching dinnerware (aka adulthood!) + Fortessa

Sharing entertaining tips and tricks for fall and Thanksgiving + my new gorgeous white dinnerware and brushed matte black flatware from @fortessatable — get more boho meets modern styling and dining room inspiration on Jojotastic.com

I have a confession to make: despite how lovely things look on the blog and on Instagram, I sort of a hot mess behind the scenes. A good example of this (not so) dirty little secret is the fact that I have never owned matching dinnerware. Nope, not even once. I’ve always cobbled together plates and bowls that sort of… go, but aren’t part of a matching set. Then, with all of the photoshoots I do, I have lots of one-offs, plates that don’t match anything. After meeting the lovely folks at Fortessa over wine a few months ago, I reached out to them with this dilemma of mine. Thankfully, they were more than happy to send over the dinnerware of my dreams — crisp, clean whiteware in sophisticated, un-fussy silhouettes that are equally perfect for both everyday and occasion use.

Sharing entertaining tips and tricks for fall and Thanksgiving + my new gorgeous white dinnerware and brushed matte black flatware from @fortessatable — get more boho meets modern styling and dining room inspiration on Jojotastic.com

Now that my dining room is gorgeous and settled, I actually feel proud to share my home with friends. Before that, I was embarrassed by my fixer upper status and how unfinished my entertaining spaces felt — especially with the peeling paint, writing on walls from the previous renters, and general neglect. To be honest, I haven’t even had a housewarming party or invited many people over to the house for those reasons… but now, I feel way better about my overall home situation. Two rooms are finished and I am so unbelievably proud to entertain in them. Matching dinnerware only adds to my excitement over hosting people in #mytinybungalow!

Sharing entertaining tips and tricks for fall and Thanksgiving + my new gorgeous white dinnerware and brushed matte black flatware from @fortessatable — get more boho meets modern styling and dining room inspiration on Jojotastic.com Sharing entertaining tips and tricks for fall and Thanksgiving + my new gorgeous white dinnerware and brushed matte black flatware from @fortessatable — get more boho meets modern styling and dining room inspiration on Jojotastic.com

I’ve also never had matching utensils; rather, I just have a drawer with various utensils that look great for photos, but don’t match! Pops of black are a key design element in my home, so I knew right away that matte black utensils would be an amazing addition to my tabletop. I love how striking each spoon, fork, and knife is — and how sophisticated the over all effect is thanks to my navy blue wall! I feel like such a grown up now that I have these gorgeous pieces in my home.

Sharing entertaining tips and tricks for fall and Thanksgiving + my new gorgeous white dinnerware and brushed matte black flatware from @fortessatable — get more boho meets modern styling and dining room inspiration on Jojotastic.com Sharing entertaining tips and tricks for fall and Thanksgiving + my new gorgeous white dinnerware and brushed matte black flatware from @fortessatable — get more boho meets modern styling and dining room inspiration on Jojotastic.com

Want to recreate the look for your own tabletop? I have the Caldera collection + Arezzo flatware in brushed black. I paired them with vintage wineglasses (similar) and handwoven napkins from Mexico.

Sharing entertaining tips and tricks for fall and Thanksgiving + my new gorgeous white dinnerware and brushed matte black flatware from @fortessatable — get more boho meets modern styling and dining room inspiration on Jojotastic.com Sharing entertaining tips and tricks for fall and Thanksgiving + my new gorgeous white dinnerware and brushed matte black flatware from @fortessatable — get more boho meets modern styling and dining room inspiration on Jojotastic.com

Learn how I made this twinkly centerpiece here!

Sharing entertaining tips and tricks for fall and Thanksgiving + my new gorgeous white dinnerware and brushed matte black flatware from @fortessatable — get more boho meets modern styling and dining room inspiration on Jojotastic.com Sharing entertaining tips and tricks for fall and Thanksgiving + my new gorgeous white dinnerware and brushed matte black flatware from @fortessatable — get more boho meets modern styling and dining room inspiration on Jojotastic.com

What do you think of my table? Wanna come over for Thanksgiving?

Photography by Meghan Klein, styling by Jojotastic.

For this post I received products to review from Fortessa. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

  • They’re so adorable! Love you warm and clean the tabletop looks – perfect styling!