All Set

By Ruth Lee
In Interviews, Style

Take your place at the table for the perfect patio party.

 

When it comes to ouddoor entertaining, being the “hostess with the most-est” is easier than you think—once you know where to start. Choosing the right table setting can set the tone for your entire outdoor soiree, and it can even inspire a fun trend or theme. With the bevy of place settings to choose from, there are many elements to consider—from patterns and color schemes to china and glassware styles. Vickie Jeude, general manager of Terra home store, says if you’re looking to keep things classy, pick modern pieces with a clean finish that will leave your patio table looking fresh and sophisticated. To really dive into summer, infuse inspiration from the outdoors into your napkins or plates, and experiment with different shapes, textures and colors in the form of beaded napkin rings, wicker placemats, colored utensils and the like. Finally, make sure you choose pieces that are strong in both form and function—and you’ll be all set to (patio) party.

 

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STL Style

STL Style
Show your hometown pride with this delightful set adorned with the traditional Fleur-de-lis. Ancient Graffiti rock placemat, Mud Pie dinner and dessert plates, Danica napkin and Fleur-de-Lis napkin ring available at Terra, 11769 Manchester Road, Des Peres, 314.966.0800.

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Au Naturale

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Asian Sensation

Asian Sensation
Introduce East to Midwest with this charming summer setup. Casablanca square placemat, Court salad and dinner plates, Cotton Flame napkin and Acacia oval napkin ring available at Crate and Barrel, 1 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights, 314.725.6380.

 

Photo credit: Carmen Troesser

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