We are a fan for both home and fashion of La DoubleJ thanks to its signature vibrant colors, bold patterns and playful yet sophisticated mixing and matching approach to layer up the different pieces from its various collections. La DoubleJ’s Founder, J.J. Martin, is a Los Angeles native, who traveled to Italy on assignment as a fashion journalist 20 years ago, and she never left. Now, as founder of ready-to-wear and home-goods brand LA DOUBLEJ, she shared some of her thoughts and tips on holiday entertaining, which she credits her Italian friends with teaching her the rhythm of the table.
“My entertaining is about bounty, joy and abundance.”
“Setting a colorful, pattern-heavy table is all a visual balance”
“This is not math. This is not science. There’s no rulebook to this. You just have to literally ask yourself, ‘Does my heart feel good with this?’ That’s how I judge it. The more I host, the more I learn, of course.” Martin paired a blue Cubi-print TABLECLOTH and matching NAPKINS with other items from her 1stDibs collection, including CUBI VERDE–PRINT DESSERT PLATES and ESPRESSO MUGS and a round GOODIE JAR.
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Part of La DoubleJ print-pumping collaboration with 1stDibs, this crisp 100% linen comes in a 1960s vintage geometric pattern, ready to be mixed and matched with the rest of the collection for a truly maximalist dining experience. A great gift for haute hostesses, do as J.J. does and throw it over your old table and pile it with Rainbow Glasses to make a fabulous centrepiece for at-home aperitivo parties. Treat with care: our bellissimo Italian-made linen has natural irregularities, such as small knots in the yarn which, for us, doubles the charm. Measure: 180×280.
Made in collaboration with historic Italian textile producer Mascioni, our 100% linen placemats come in sets of two. The placemats are slightly padded and have beautifully stitched borders, with a discreet logo on the reverse side. Each is printed in a range of vintage patterns and all can be mixed and matched with La DoubleJ different tablecloths or placemats for a true maximalist dining experience. Treat these babies with care: our bellissimo Italian-made linen has natural irregularities, such as small knots in the yarn, but for us that doubles the charm.
A happy home equals a happy heart, so tVerdehese print-punching pillows are simply good math. Part of La DoubleJ’s ravishingly retro collaboration with 1stDibs, this square cushion arrives in our vintage Cubi Verde print designed to be mixed and matched with our other exclusive pieces until you find your feel-good feng shui formula. In shot cotton (which has a textured linen feel) with contrast cotton fringing, it is as great for your couch or bed as it is for throwing on your garden chairs for a chic al fresco aperitivo (we’ve got the Dessert Plates to match). Additional details: measurements 55cm x 55cm, the cushion is available in different colours.
Women look to J.J. Martin for her wildly optimistic prints, which are made in-house on the finest Italian-sourced fabrics. This season, find them in its ‘Housewives’ collection — a new line of vintage-inspired haute homeware to “happy up your table”.
Part of La DoubleJ ravishingly retro collaboration with 1stDibs, this set-of-two Dessert Plates arrives in the vintage Cubi Oro print crafted from fine porcelain by La DoubleJhistoric Italian partners, Ancap. The 1stDibs collection offers six different color combinations built in mix ’n match maximalism, or use this set to add a jolly jolt to your white tableware at home. Finished with 18k gold trims, these dessert plates do double duty, so snag a few for your salad course or dot around as a handy spot for keys or crystals as well.
Part of La DoubleJhaute home collaboration with 1stDibs, this set of espresso cups and saucers is hopping and bopping in six different shades of a 1960s geometric print that you vintage babes will adore. Arriving with delicate saucers to match, each is made with the highest quality Italian porcelain with a hand-painted 18k gold trim by La DoubleJ friends and Italian porcelain legends, Ancap. Bring these along as your next hostess gift and you’ll be first on the guest list for years to come.
Designed to bring joy to the dining table, this gold-edged set is crafted from porcelain by Italian ceramic masters Ancap. The delicate dragonfly and flora are taken from an antique design from 1896.
La DoubleJ’s set of six dessert plates is made in collaboration with Italian porcelain maker, Ancap. Traced with gold-plated edges, they’re illustrated with the brand’s playful ‘Pineapple’ motif. Lay your table with the brand’s scalloped placemats and pop-bright drinkware for added joy.
A great dessert is the perfect ending to a good meal, so why not serve it on plates that’ll bring a smile to everyone’s face? La DoubleJ’s set of six is crafted from smooth porcelain decorated with hand-painted botanical prints featuring birds and flowers. The contrasting colorways are striking, so make them the focal point by layering a simple tablecloth underneath.
La DoubleJ brings joyfulness to dinnerware – this soup and dinner plate set is beautifully painted with rings of color. Both pieces are made from smooth porcelain traced with gold plating. It’ll make for such a thoughtful housewarming gift.
La DoubleJ enlists the help of historic Verona-based porcelain maker Ancap to craft this spectacular vase. It’s hand-painted with the brand’s ‘Big Pineapple’ pattern and traced around the rim with gold. The saturated palette means it’ll pull focus, even when empty.
La DoubleJ’s ‘Rainbow’ set is the result of an inspired partnership with Salviati – renowned Murano-based practitioners in traditional Venetian glassmaking. Each is blown from different shades of glass and given an undulating rigadin finish. The subtle marks and bubbles are unique to each piece and a sign of the individual artisan’s hand.
Sprinkling joy through your home is La DoubleJ’s forte, as these champagne coupes attest. From the label’s ‘Rainbow’ capsule, they’ve been hand-blown from Murano glass by notable Venetian house, Salviati. Fill them with something equally fun and sparkling.
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