I created Sitdown to take some of the guesswork (and price!) out of having loved ones over to a fun table.
Looking back, I’ve always chased opportunities to gather ‘round the table.
I started having friends over for dinner in high school. I’d set up a few folding tables on my back porch, grab a tablecloth, and cram in way too many chairs and candles. I figured the more the merrier — both people and candles!
This need to connect with friends at a table continued into college, and even to my tiny New York City apartments. As the tableware buyer for West Elm, I was thrown into the business of entertaining. It felt one-size, rigid, and overwhelmingly cold. It took something that had always brought me warmth and joy and made it exhausting.
With Sitdown, we’re shifting what it feels like to entertain at home. After 2020, we know that quality time with the people you love is reason enough to celebrate — no special occasion or fancy dinnerware required.
I hope our goods make mealtime gatherings a regular, easy, fun part of your life.
Here’s to more warm, magical, stay-a-while dinners with friends—