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Part II of my post all about summer entertaining continues with more love of Miles Redd’s outdoor dining space, and a little Martha!  Redd’s table is awash in cool blues and white, and Martha Stewart’s East Hampton home is painted in a similarly summer appropriate teal.  Both places are exactly where I’d like to spend the warm summer days, and were made for entertaining!  I hope you enjoyed Part I, and here are some more pieces to get the look of Miles and Martha.

Martha Stewart's Hamptons home

Martha Stewart’s Hamptons home

tabletop from West Elm

tabletop from West Elm

trays from Made Goods

trays from Made Goods

Trays are an essential of entertaining.  Use a small one to carry appetizers around to guests, or set a large one on a table to create an impromptu bar.

hurricanes and votives from West Elm

hurricanes and votives from West Elm

These sea glass-inspired hurricanes and votives are perfect for candlelight and/or fresh flowers.

outdoor table from Terrain

outdoor table from Terrain

Redd drapes a concrete garden table (below), and for times yours is not covered with a tablecloth, make sure to find one with a pretty shape.

Miles Redd

Miles Redd and friend getting ready

outdoor chair from Crate & Barrel

outdoor chair by Paola Navone for Crate & Barrel

Miles has vintage metal rope chairs with cushions.  These metal and wicker chairs by Paola Navone give the look and palette of Redd’s.

Martha Stewart's Hamptons home

Martha Stewart’s Hamptons home

I love Martha’s seafoam painted wicker, with peachy cushions edged with moss fringe.

cushions from Pottery Barn

cushions from Pottery Barn

chair from Made Goods

chair from Made Goods

These chairs in silver with white cushions are meant for outside, and get the more formal vibe of Redd’s patio.

table linens from Crate & Barrel

table linens by Paola Navone for Crate & Barrel

I’m obsessed with anything with fringe right now, and placemats are a great casual substitute to a tablecloth, or just do the napkins.

decorative accessories from Williams-Sonoma Home

decorative accessories from Williams-Sonoma Home

Decorative things need not stay inside only.  Style an outdoor table with vases, ceramics, shells, and more!

console from Made Goods

console from Made Goods

Add some classic formality to your outdoor space with a cast concrete console, or a bust on a pedestal (below).

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

pedestals from Made Goods

pedestals from Made Goods

These pedestals would be a great place to prop a large planted urn if you’re not into the bust idea.

clam shell from Creel & Gow

clam shell from Creel and Gow

Left empty or planted with succulents, an oversized clam shell is quite the statement accessory for outdoors.

blue coral from Creel & Gow

blue coral from Creel and Gow

Bubble table from West Elm

Bubble table from West Elm

Garden stools are perfect for an outdoor space, hence the name garden stool.  I love white ceramic ones, or pick up on the black-and-white-painted floor at Miles Redd’s home with a black and white garden stool (below).

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

garden stool from Made Goods

garden stool from Made Goods

verdigris pot from Terrain

verdigris pot from Terrain

Don’t forget plenty of potted plants and lanterns!

lanterns from West Elm

lanterns from West Elm

garden objects from Made Goods

garden objects from Made Goods

Garden ornaments can also make great accessories for outdoor tabletops and as architectural elements by a door.  And even if your party is in the back yard, don’t neglect the front door.  Make sure it’s welcoming and painted a great color and has a door mat to greet guests!

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

door mat from West Elm Market

door mat from West Elm Market

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