Choosing the Right Dinnerware

Having a fine china collection used to be thought of as something you’d use only for special occasions. While it is nice to have designated tableware and serveware for such instances, why not also enjoy the patterns and styles you love to inspire your everyday table? Beautiful dinnerware and crystal can bring a touch of glamour to your daily life that you surely deserve. Think of dinnerware as a little black dress—you can dress it up for formal occasions or dress it down for a more casual look! Whether you’re moving into your first home or apartment or starting your life as a newlywed, you can make selecting a dinnerware collection easy with these tips from Villeroy & Boch!


Choosing the Right Dinnerware

There are quite a few things to consider when choosing your dinnerware. It’s more than just picking a pattern that suits your personal style. You have to consider the material that it’s made from as well. Think of it as an investment—something that you’ll use every day, have for years to come, and may even pass down to future generations!


The Right Material

Dinnerware can be made from a variety of materials, like stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain. When you hear the words “porcelain,” or “china” the words “fragile” and “delicate” may come to mind, but the reality is that porcelain is actually the strongest and most durable material when it comes to tableware—especially everyday use tableware. If you invest more money up front, you’ll spend less in the long run; settling for a cheaper set means that it will most likely need replacing, and as a result, you’ll be spending more than if you were to invest in a more expensive set from the start.


Newlyweds: Choosing a Pattern You & Your Hubby Can Agree On

With so many patterns on the market, how are you supposed to choose just one? It may seem like a daunting task—especially finding a pattern that the both of you can agree on, but Villeroy & Boch makes everything a whole lot easier. Villeroy & Boch offers a variety of dinnerware patterns that incorporate both feminine and masculine designs, with a number of different design elements. You can mix and match patterns, and even come up with an eclectic-looking tablescape using just one V&B collection! The Audun Collection, for example, includes a number of different patterns within it. Audun Ferme features a farm vignette, Audun Chasse features designs depicting the hunt, Audun Fleur features a feminine floral garland around the inner rim, and Audun Promenade features a masculine black and white trellis pattern on the rim. The choices are limitless. Choose from patterned, solid, classic, or modern and get creative!


Audun Chasse

The Audun Chasse collection features designs depicting the hunt.
Villeroy & Boch Audun Chasse

Audun Ferme

The Audun Ferme collection features farm vignettes depicting the beautiful French countryside.
Villeroy & Boch Audun Ferme

Audun Fleur

Audun Fleur includes a feminine floral garland around the inner rim.
Villeroy & Boch Audun Fleur

Audun Promenade

The Audun Promenade collection features a masculine black and white trellis pattern on the rim.
Villeroy & Boch Audun Promenade

The choices are limitless. Choose from patterned, solid, classic, or modern and get creative!


Why Villeroy & Boch?

Villeroy & Boch offers a variety of dinnerware collections, featuring different patterns and styles—all made from first-rate premium porcelain and premium bone porcelain. Villeroy & Boch plates are created by using a complex manufacturing process that creates top-quality, and a lasting final product. Choosing dinnerware from Villeroy & Boch is a long-term investment, as your collection can be passed down through generations—to your daughters, sons, granddaughters, or grandsons!

The brand has been placing the highest demands on its own products for more than 250 years! Villeroy & Boch continues to place huge importance on traditional craftsmanship; in fact, many of the collections are painted by hand and are individually inspected by the master craftsmen before they leave production.


Gone Are the Days of Cracked & Chipped Plates

Anyone who chooses Villeroy & Boch is sure to be impressed with the good edge strength of our shock-resistant premium porcelain and the aesthetic beauty of our fine premium bone porcelain. Whether you’re looking for formal or everyday dinnerware, Villeroy & Boch offers an array of options—from classic patterns to modern styles to whimsical designs!

Isabelle von Boch’s Tips for Adding a Spring Look & Feel to Your Table: Think Green

It’s the time of year we all look forward to: winter’s chill finally gives way to the vibrant bloom of spring. Outside, things get a little sunnier and brighter. So why not bring that vibe inside? Here, Isabelle von Boch shares ideas for you to make sure your table is ready for the welcomed seasonal transition.

Isabelle’s number-one tip: add green. “Color impacts our emotions and feelings. And green, in particular, symbolizes vitality, health, prosperity and energy, and connects us with nature … so it’s essential to bring it into our homes to usher in spring.” The goal, Isabelle notes, is simple: to “bring the forces of life and nature into your space — and your heart.”

What’s more, green’s especially popular this season, as Pantone named “Greenery” (a spring-perfect light-green shade) its 2017 Color of the Year!

Featured: New Cottage

Below are more ideas from Isabelle for giving your space a fresh face for the new season:


Get set with spring patterns. Classic floral patterns are perfectly cut out for spring. Villeroy & Boch’s Mariefleur, for example,“…creates a whole ‘meadow effect’ — that of a true abundance of flowers,” says Isabelle. Use dinnerware that features florals, fruits, foliage and greenery, or even beautiful butterflies. These will be perfect for the warming season! One way to add these touches to your table with ease is to purchase salad plates or bowls in these vibrant patterns and to layer them atop your everyday dinnerware- and viola!- you are spring-ready.



Charge it up. Glass and porcelain chargers instantly add depth, dimension and visual interest to your table. Choose green glass chargers or premium porcelain chargers with vibrant patterns for a spring-perfect dose of color.

Featured: Artesano


Add a vase (or a few). Vases are an easy way to add color to your table and your home “A vase, to me, has to be beautiful enough to be kept out always, and look beautiful even when flowers aren’t in it,” says Isabelle. Opt for vases in solid spring pastels, or with vibrant patterns to really enliven the atmosphere.

Villeroy & Boch vases


Master the mix. Spring is the best time to curate a lighthearted tone. That means forget being matchy-matchy, and vary patterns and textures — just like you would in a spring outfit. “Put a plaid or stripe tablecloth against the floral-pattern dinnerware and solid chargers,” says Isabelle. “It’ll instantly give dimension to your tablescape.”

Mix and mnatch featuring Mariefleur


Finish the look. Placemats, runners, napkins and even napkin rings are the perfect plus to put touches of green throughout. And don’t forget to add an element of actual nature with decorative grass or a bouquet of spring flowers. Lastly, embrace the shapes of nature and opt for porcelain pieces that mimic the forms of leaves or other natural elements.

Featured: Villeroy & Boch Spring patterns

#CelebrateVB For a Chance to Win

This holiday season Villeroy & Boch invited four well-known food, fashion and interior design bloggers from around the world to show us their most festive get-together (with the help of our quality dinnerware, of course!).

Their tablescapes were absolutely stunning, and we want to see more! So, we are challenging you to also show us how you celebrate the festive season by posting your own party pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #celebratevb for a chance to win a set of dinnerware from Villeroy & Boch.

To insopire your festive tables, take a look at the lovely celebrations held around the world with V&B:


A pasta party with a skyline backdrop

The Americans from the blog “Bitches who Brunch” threw an intimate rooftop party in New York City. They took advantage of the last days of the year before winter sets in to get together for an evening of delicious pasta and good wine (and plenty of laughs and conversation along the way). The sleek, modern Pasta Passion collection perfectly suited the urban atmosphere.



East elegantly meets West in Germany

The German blogger and fashion entrepreneur Lena Terlutter hosted a relaxed evening with an elegant table. The Asian-inspired Samarkand collection added a graceful, regal quality, and Lanson champagne was served in glasses from the Grand Royal line — for an effortlessly elegant mesh of cultures.


Pizza in Paris

Sophie Trem, from “The Other Art of Living,” enjoyed a meal with her French family and Villeroy & Boch’s Pizza Passion line. Her small-but-charming Parisian apartment was a perfectly cosy setting for a fun family evening in the European metropolis: stylishly unpretentious and oh-so chic.



A picnic with a quirky twist

The Japanese blogger Ebony Bizys, from “Hello Sandwich,” took us to the colourfully unconventional world of Japan, with a picnic on the floor of her flat. Vibrant hues throughout added plenty of personality to the upbeat, fun evening. This is what a Japanese Christmas with friends could look like: stylish and unique.


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Good luck, and here’s to a festive holiday season for all!