From a raucous get-together with friends to quaint and intimate family time, entertaining is truly the spice of life. Some call for champagne and charcuterie, black tie and white wine, aged scotch and fresh soda, others lean toward craft beer and cashews, rye whiskey and raw bar, fresh juice and fresh flowers. No matter what the occasion, our guide to entertaining will ensure your guests leave happy.
Behind every great party is a well-kept bar. This mid-century modern Butler table from the Lexicon collection offers two flip-top panels, essentially tripling in size, allowing you to tuck it away when the guests have departed. Don’t forget the ice bucket, martini shaker and removable tray — essential to any great get together.
Store your drinks in style; this shimmering, rice-textured Kiosk butler’s cabinet from The Bill Sofield Collection is as fabulous as it is functional.
Sometimes, a simple tray of fresh flowers, wine and small bites is all you need, and Barbara Barry’s Palo Alto Server creates the perfect vignette.
For the serious cocktail connoisseur, Jacques Garcia’s Bar des Élixirs offers countless luxuries — internal LED lighting, adjustable glass shelves, a pull-out mirrored work surface and internal tray drawers — all wrapped in French Art Deco design.
An eclectic mix of chairs not only creates visual interest, but offers your guests options and added comfort. When it comes to the dining room, not everything needs to be a matching collection — mix it up.
When your guest list is big but your space is limited, Jacques Garcia’s Maison en Ville dining table offers three leaves, growing up to 112″ for the party, and shrinking down to 46″ when the guests depart.