You successfully avoided holiday entertaining, but then decided on a whim to have people over for Oscar night. After all, what could go wrong? It's casual, right? But if your notion of casual has heretofore meant not enough seating and red plastic cups, it's time to spruce things up a bit. Check out our picks for a properly pulled together fête with a touch of old Hollywood glamour. We promise they'll win you accolades all year long.
iSi Soda Siphon, $70
Alessi Serving Tray, $340
Solitaire Olive Dish, $30
Swissmar Stainless Steel Cheese Knives, $15 each
Stelton Oil Lamp, prices vary by glass selection
Design House Stockholm Bjork Stool, prices vary by size
— Nathalie Gorman