Whether you serve cocktails, wine or water, you will feel a little more special by pouring drinks from a striking carafe.
“I keep one on the table because I like that it brings a little personality,” said Brittney Hart, who founded Husband wife, a Brooklyn architectural and design firm with her husband Justin Capuc. “It has a dual purpose: to be pretty and to remind me to do my healthy duties and drink water as the day goes on.”
Mrs. Hart’s office carafe, the vintage work of Gabriela Crespi she found in Milan, reminds her of her travels. But she and Mr. Capuco also have a lot of other carafes at home that they use during parties when the pandemic doesn’t affect.
“We just put them all on the table,” she said. “Every two people get one.” It is a pleasant, informal way of serving water. “
And whether your carafe is prepared on a dining table, table or bedside table, it will overcome the need to throw yourself in the fridge or faucet. “It really makes my day a little better,” Mrs. Hart said, “every day.”
Is the carafe stable? If it will be used on a computer table or on a dining table shared with children, look for one with a wide and heavy bottom that protects against accidental spillage, Mrs. Hart suggested.
Should it coordinate with your drinking glasses? Not necessarily. “It doesn’t have to be part of a set of glass,” she said, or even matched the other carafes on the table.
Is glass the best material? The glass is certainly nice, Mrs. Hart said, “but having a ceramic piece is also amazing.”
Toyo-Sasaki glass carafe
61 USD to SHW: 212-539-0200 or shwjewelry.com
Carafe of light roses
Hand-blown carafe of mounted glass with a cup
68 $ u Sir / Madam: 718-797-8758 or shopirmadamam.com
Magisso naturally cooling ceramic carafe
Matte black ceramic carafe
About $ 56 at Home Depot: 800-466-3337 or homedepot.com
Hand-blown glass carafe with a wide bottom
$ 12 in Hay: 833-849-3025 or us.hay.com