Cindy Crawford Style for JCPenney: Housewares

Sharing a meal is a wonderful way to bring your family and friends together. My new home collection for JCPenney makes creating an inviting table setting effortless and affordable.

I think it’s important to begin with simple, versatile dinnerware to fashion an elegant look. My Ellery dinnerware collection has a neutral hue and unique square design ideal for entertaining and everyday dining.

Continue the theme of your table with timeless goblets that can be used for wine, water or tea. I prefer glasses with subtle lines and an understated beauty.

Last, but certainly not least, the right flatware should complement your table setting. Look for a pattern that bridges the gap between formal occasions and casual family dinners.

More of my favorite style tips:

•    There are many ways to use a beautiful bowl; try one for serving or as a decorative accent piece.

• A wine rack can also be an attractive plant stand when paired with the right vase.

• Showcase stylish dinnerware in a hutch or on a shelf to complement your table settings.

• Brighten up your dining room with a classic rug, centered under your table.

Join me for more style tips and ways to decorate on a budget. Next Week: Complete the look with finishing touches.