Raina Kattelson + Kate Jordan: Every Table Tells A Story

Raina Kattelson + Kate Jordan: Every Table Tells A Story

December 9, 2022
Intro: Dana Brandwein
Copy + Styling: Raina Kattelson
Photography: Kate Jordan
This holiday season I was inspired to create serveware reminiscent of vintage ironstone and transferware. There’s something about the shapes and the patterns I’m drawn to. And food always looks cozy served on these collectibles. I loved working with these forms so much I tried a few ways to decorate them. There’s the tipped rims in indigo or bronze, the bronze speckle and the one-of-a-kind hand drawn pieces created in collaboration with artist Emma Bieber.
I could not have been more thrilled to see how stylist Raina Kattelson incorporated these into her beautiful mix-and-match world. Photographed by Kate Fordan at Raina’s home in Red Hook, NY, this story is pure joy. Break out your favorite collections and add a few new pieces from our Formale and Botanical selections and throw a party that will be remembered by all.
- Dana

Shown: One-of-a-kind botanical platters and cup, Formale Platter in indigo

On a chilly day as winter was starting to set in, photographer Kate Jordan and I got together in my home in the Hudson Valley to create these images.

Left: Botanical cup, botanical large platter. Right: Botanical cup, Botanical large platter, formale small and large platters

I often rely on my garden and foraging in the woods for the greenery for my shoots. Winter can make that a bit more difficult but there is still much beauty to be found outdoors. I gathered magnolia and corkscrew hazelnut branches from my garden and mixed them with cabbage, quince and foraged osage orange, using them as support for delicate ranunculus from the local grocery. The florals played beautifully off the mix of silverware, glassware and serving pieces collected over time and is so much more meaningful and beautiful.

Shown: Botanical small platter, formale small and large platters

My table tells a story – the bowl found on a long ago trip and carefully carried back across the seas. The plate made by a dear friend, the silverware collected slowly piece by piece at the various flea markets I have gone to, the rock found along a favorite beach.

Shown: Botanical small platter, formale small and large platters


Winter Mood

Set the table, light the candles and enjoy Raina's playlist on Spotify


Find more playlists on Spotify ⟶ @dbohome


At 20, while studying fashion and display design at Parsons, Raina started Woojee Wear, a line of kids clothing sold across the country in boutiques and department stores. From there she grew to realize that her true interests were in creating images and began my work as a freelance stylist. Raina has a diverse client list styling interiors and products.

To see more of Raina's work:
rainakattelson.com | @rainakattelson

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As a photographer, Kate is adept at capturing spaces where everyone feels welcome. Having previously spent over a decade as a freelance prop stylist and set designer, she has spent years developing her own visual language. Driven by beautiful light and graphic compositions, her images are laced with a comfortable, lived-in feeling, as if you could walk right in. Whether the vision is cheerful and sunny or moody and contemplative, her images are always layered with emotion. She brings a refined eye to her work, but much like life itself, the result never feels staged or perfect. She is always looking for that human moment, that in-between space, that proof of life. Her interests span across multiple areas, with a focus on still life, lifestyle, travel and interiors. She also has a sweet spot for florals and greenery, which always lend a welcome burst of life. Outside of her work as an artist, she is the mama to two pretty incredible little kiddos.

Photography clients include: Anthropologie, Terrain, House Beautiful + Domino magazines, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Maisonette, MAST Market, BOXI by Semihandmade + The Huntress NY

To see more of Kate's work:

katesjordan.com | @katesjordan

Represented by Pat Bates @ Pat Bates + Associates


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