Guest Picks: The Perfect Dinner Party
Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs, Inc.
Some people say that there is a science to throwing the perfect dinner party, but we like to see it as more of a recipe. If you add all the right ingredients, you'll end up with a party that is as easy as pie! Having the perfect table is the best place to start. Adding accent chairs that are fun and comfortable is the key to keeping your guests talking at the table. Finding the perfect multifunctional cabinet or buffet to store your china and accessories can be tough, but look for one with personality and functionality. Finally, top off the table with some funky accessories like monogrammed napkins, unique china, paper placemats or personalized glasses. Then you'll have everything you need for the perfect dinner party! — Kelly and Joann from Kandrac & Kole
Linen Satin Stitch Cocktail Napkins - $32
These 100 percent linen napkins are classic with a fun pop of color. They can be personalized with a monogram or greeting. The natural linen material is not only pretty and soft, but also durable and will match any place setting.
Carson Accent Chair, Pushpa Moss
These accent chairs are a great addition to a dining room. The upholstered seat, back and arms provide maximum comfort, and the waterfall arm and front have a feminine touch.
New Traditional Display Cabinet
This beautiful display cabinet features five shelves with glass doors and a wood paneled back. We love the beautiful sky blue color, but it is also featured in almost every wood finish and several other paint colors.
This banquette is a perfect seating solution for around the dining table. Your family and guests can feel completely relaxed and comfortable seated in its deep seat. Plus, the wood back can easily be paired with a more neutral fabric for a traditional space or with a funky fabric for a more causal dining room.
Indigo Creek Wine Cabinet, Black Finish With Rub-Through
This bar has the best of everything. The doors are full length with glass inserts at the top, so you can see everything on your shelves. The pull-out serving surface is functional, and it has removable wine storage racks at the bottom. Add a few glasses, and you're all set to entertain!
This settee's unique shape would be perfect for a modern dining room. Its upholstered back, arms and seat provide ultimate comfort for your guests. Add a few throw pillows, and your guests will never want to leave your table.
This beautiful sideboard is a replica of an 18th century Swedish antique. Its whitewashed finish gives the large piece a softer feel, and the three doors and drawers are perfect for storing serving pieces and china. Plus, its 40-inch height makes it a focal point in a room. It's just begging for a beautiful piece of art to be hung above it.
Spiral Leg Table
If you prefer a traditional shape, this smooth rectangular table comes in a variety of natural wood finishes and would be a great addition to any dining room. We love the wood paired with the painted legs too.
Pagoda Blue Penelope Spindle Stool - $89.99
These spindle stools come in four funky colors and are the perfect solution for some extra seating. Tuck them under your bar for a punch of color. They could even be mixed and matched if you're really looking to turn up the fun.
Lawton Buffet - $1,499
This buffet is a perfect causal storage piece. It offers a cabinet and two drawers, as well as open storage for wine glasses and plates. The hand-stained dark cherry finish makes this piece one that will blend easily into anyone's home.
Sorrento Platter - $58
This serving platter is a beautiful focal point for a table or the perfect way to serve appetizers to your guests.
Gold Chevron and Confetti Paper Placemats - $25
These paper placemats are a great way to add some fun to your table without breaking the bank. They are perfect for a party with kids, as they can color or make a mess. And at the end of the night, you can just toss them.
Rustic Stitched-Back Armchair - $589
For a rustic look, this armchair is perfect. The back is made from leather that is stitched in with leather straps. The barrel arms have a unique horseshoe shape, and the linen upholstered seat is extra comfortable. This handcrafted beauty is sure to be a hit at a party, and be super comfortable for everyday use.
Oscar de la Renta Upholstery Trellis Dining Chair, Jade
These dining chairs are interesting, and they come in so many finishes. We love them in green paired with a graphic print.
French Affair Open Storage
This French-inspired piece would be the perfect place to showcase your beautiful china. It has six glass doors on top with three adjustable shelves inside. The base has three drawers and six doors, with one adjustable shelf each. It's safe to say that there is plenty of storage in this piece, and it is sure to be a focal point in any dining room.
Weathered Gray Romeo Dining Table - $699.99
This solid wood table has a distinct jigsaw base with a rustic gray finish. Its length makes it a great table for entertaining, and its unique look makes it suitable for both fancy dinner parties and casual nights in.
Iron Plaques - $19
These chalkboard place holders are the perfect way to make your guests feel special. They are made from iron and have a beautiful shape. When you aren't using them to reserve seats for your guests, they can be used to label other things around your house.
Goldenrod Harper Banquette - $499.99
If you're looking for a traditional banquette, this one's rounded back and tufting add to its stately look. It has espresso-finished cherry wood legs and velvet upholstery.
Vendome Double Pedestal Table - $1,199
This trestle table has a traditional feel. Its baluster legs provide a visual impact, while the narrower tabletop feels more intimate, making it perfect for conversation. Plus, with the added leaf, it can seat up to 10 people.
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