A French oven this handsome deserves some time in the limelight; flip the lid upside down, fill with succulent plants, and surround with chic black dinnerware. Très ingénieuse!
Enameled cast iron 6½-quart “La Cocotte” French oven in Titanium color, $275; Staub, chefsresource.com. Black stoneware “Nova” bowl, salad plate and dinner plate, $215 for 40-piece set; J.C. Penney, jcp.com. Crystal “Bossa Nova” charger plate, $24.90; Nachtmann, nachtmann-online.com. Stainless steel “Echo” tablespoon and knife, $79.99 for 20-piece set; Oneida, oneida.com. Large “Edesia” tumbler, $14; Dansk, dansk.com. Crystal “Essence” wineglasses, $40 for two; Iittala, iittala.com. Cotton “Scramble Key Lime” napkins, $42.90 for set of six; Pot Luck Studios, potluckstudios.com.