Tableware, Home Decor, Outdoor Furniture


Didriks is an independent locally owned business located on Observatory Hill, just northwest of Harvard Square, in the heart of Cambridge, MA. As of Spring 2014, we also have a second showroom at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls.

Since 2004 our collection of fine outdoor furniture, tableware, floor coverings, and kitchen supplies has grown to include many of the premier brands from throughout the United States and Europe.

Spotlight on Flatware: David Mellor Chelsea Collection

It's no surprise that the sleek, versatile Chelsea Flatware Collection from David Mellor is one of our best selling flatware lines. The clean, elegant lines can be readily dressed up yet are equally at home in a casual setting. The extensive selection of peripheral pieces like steak knives, butter knives, longdrink spoons, and serving pieces make this a comprehensive, full-service line.

The Chelsea collection was the first designed by Colin Mellor, son of iconic British designer David Mellor who took over as creative director for the brand in 2006. The collection has been a staple of the brand ever since. We were delighted when they recently released a cake fork and cake server in this line, new on didriks.com!

Hand finishing at David Mellor

Hand finishing at David Mellor

David Mellor flatware is manufactured by a team of highly skilled craftsmen in Derbyshire, England.  A high degree of hand finishing gives the perfected quality we have come to expect from this brand. 

Once you start browsing David Mellor flatware, it's hard to choose a favorite collection...but Chelsea is certainly a contender.

Didriks is an independent, locally owned tableware and home furnishings store located on Observatory Hill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls.

Table Setting: Black on Black

The bright mirror polished shine of an Alessi centerpiece always makes me want to build a black table. This piece was new for 2015, the Alessi Bark centerpiece, also available in white and black. I really like this as a fruit holder  but it looks stunning with anything, or nothing.

Pairing a tablerunner with a contrasting placemat is a great way to add interest to a setting, and using texture as a contrast is one of my favorite ways to achieve this look. Here we have the loose, open weave of the Chilewich Lattice tablerunner in Caviar contrasted with the tight striped pattern of their Multi-Stripe table mats in  Granite.

I used the black Teema salad plate to break up and highlight the black and white pattern of the Taika tableware. The dark tablemats also create great contrast with the Taika plates. I could have added a pop of color with the napkins here but I went for the black cotton satin-finish Garnier-Thiebaut confettis napkin. Keeping the palette greyscale ups the drama of the table, creating a severe style where the interest comes in with the stainless steel accents. 

The grey Italian ceramic top of the table here provides an ideal base for this setting, this is the Barlow Tyrie Cayman dining table in Ash.

 That said, I love the pop of the oranges in the center. 

This table features the David Mellor Chelsea flatware, a wonderfully versatile style that is especially well suited to contemporary settings. The teapot is the beautiful Alessi Cha kettle, designed to move seamlessly from stovetop to table, with matching creamer and sugar pot.

The water carafe is a cleverly designed offering from the Danish brand Menu, which will be available on our website soon!

The little ceramic Taika spoons are the key to this table for me, this is the small accent that takes the table to the next level. 


Didriks is an independent, locally owned tableware and home furnishings store located on Observatory Hill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls.

Fall Fashion for Your Door, Inside and Out

Fall is finally here, and while we invite the changing of the season, we can't help but remember that rain and mud are just around the corner. Get the dirt off your shoes with the durable and bright doormats from Chilewich. With such a fantastic variety of colors and patterns, this is fashion for your home.

Chilewich's utility mats use the same heavy duty plastic vinyl hybrid they weave to make their popular placemats and floormats, but with a looped texture to create the resistance you need to really scrape off dirty shoes and protect your floor. Color options range from bold and bright to versatile and neutral. 

Chilewich 18" x 28" mat in Mushroom

Chilewich 18" x 28" mat in Mushroom

Chilewich 2' x 3' mat in Silver/Black

Chilewich 2' x 3' mat in Silver/Black

Chilewich utility mats in Orange

Chilewich utility mats in Orange

With 19 styles to choose from, you're sure to be able to find just the right mat for your home. We are freshly stocked at both our Cambridge and Newton Lower Falls locations, so drop in to pick one up today!

Chilewich 3' x 5' mat in Mineral

Chilewich 3' x 5' mat in Mineral

Chilewich 2' x 6' runner in Birch

Chilewich 2' x 6' runner in Birch

Didriks is an independent, locally owned tableware and home furnishings store located on Observatory Hill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls.

Switch Up Kitchen and Dinnerware Exchange 2015!

Our annual Switch Up kitchen and dinnerware exchange is here! 

Now through October 15th customers can Switch Up their used dinnerware and kitchenware for 15% off corresponding items at Didriks and Local Root. For example, bring in eight dinner plates and receive 15% off eight new dinner plates. 

Eligible homewares include tableware, glassware, flatware, pots, pans, and kitchen knives. Donated items need to be clean and useable. This promotion is in-store only. Collected items will be donated to Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts.

Furnishing Hope is a Cambridge based nonprofit that was founded in 2012 to help Boston area families transitioning out of homelessness. They provide furniture, home goods, and moving services to these families. To date, Furnishing Hope has provided home essentials to over 100 Boston area families.

This is the second year Didriks and Local Root have partnered with Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts through our annual Switch Up campaign. Founder and Executive Director of Furnishing Hope Suzy Palitz expressed her gratitude for our contribution explaining, "Last year's Switch Up provided over 20 families with much needed dinnerware, glassware and cookware, making a huge difference in their lives. Thank you to Didriks and Local Root for giving families transitioning out of homelessness a better chance at a new start as they work to rebuild their lives!"

Please help us support this wonderful cause. Visit Didriks and Local Root at our Cambridge or Newton Lower Falls locations to learn more about Switch Up

Didriks is an independent, locally owned tableware and home furnishings store located on Observatory Hill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls.

Labor Day Wine & Glassware Picks!

Great entertaining goes hand in hand with great wine, and great wine goes hand in hand with great glassware.  We've got wine and glassware picks for those of you who are hosting Labor Day, especially if you're having a cookout, with great options for both red and white. 

We can't say enough good things about German brand Schott Zwiesel's Diva Living collection, a variation on their popular Diva silhouette. This has the same generously rounded bowls and the same break and scratch resistant glass formula but a shortened stem for dishwasher friendliness. The chardonnay (15.5 oz) and burgundy (20.7 oz) glasses are excellent, and our favorite picks from the collection. The chardonnay glass is especially versatile, a great all-purpose glass if you're looking for one glass to do it all. Small enough for most whites, and not too small for most reds.

The bold, bright prints and easy-care of Garnier-Thiebaut's coated cotton table linens make them ideal for outdoor dining. We like to pair the boldest prints with simple white tableware like the Pillivuyt Plisse collection shown here for balance and contrast.

For a step up in quality stain-resistant table linens, check out Garnier-Thiebaut's Green Sweet linens, a textile woven with cotton threads that have been coated before weaving with stain repellent. These can be laundered and ironed as usual, and feel soft and luxurious. Linens treated with their Green Sweet technology are peppered throughout their entire collection, so check the fine print when browsing!

OK, time for the wines! These wine recommendations are courtesy of Lower Falls Wine, just down the street from our Newton Lower Falls location! Give them a call if you want to pick up any of these great bottles.

Ermitage Pic Saint Loup Rose 2013 - No cookout this year would be complete with out some fabulous dry rose' from the south of France!
This one is textbook, clean, dry and refreshing with a hint of fruit that can take a full chill and still taste delicious....

Ardega Pombal a Lanzada Albarino "Acan" 2013 (not pictured)- If you haven't experienced Albarino, OR if you're grilling fish on Labor Day Weekend - this is the wine you need to try.  Sublime.

Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2011 - Spectacular example of from the North Islandof New Zealand.  White Burgundy lovers take note.
This is not an over-oaked fruit bomb.  It is pure, minerally and focused with just the right amount of richness.

Alain Graillot Syrocco Syrah Zenata 2011 - Our first ever Syrah from Morocco made by notable Northern Rhone winemaker Alain Graillot.  Nice deep fruit and spice.
Will stand up to some spicy bbq'd wings.

Neyers Sage Canyon Red 2013 - Old Uncle Bruce LOVES Rhone varieties - here is a blend of old vine Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah that is full of character.  Beautiful notes of red fruits and spice - stony dry finish...

Hope you are all enjoying the last days of summer!

Didriks is an independent, locally owned tableware and home furnishings store located on Observatory Hill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls.

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