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Designer Judy Olson Dunne Reveals Her Must-Haves for Spring Entertaining

The art-collecting founder of New York firm Butter & Eggs puts together a fabulous array of unique items for a stunning seasonal table

Butter and Eggs Interiors principal Judy Olson Dunne. Photo: Leslie Hassler

The creatively conceived interiors by boutique New York City firm Butter and Eggs routinely layer a mix of styles—industrial with a hint of rustic, contemporary furniture alongside chic vintage finds—and of course, lots of art.

It comes as no surprise, then, that when studio founder Judy Olson Dunne envisions her ideal spring table, its an equally considered blend featuring Pop glassware and cheeky linens with antique accoutrements and place cards from one of the most fabulous artisans in Paris.

Here, the designer offers her selections for the perfect tablescape to get you ready for a most fabulous spring party.

12 piece bonbon box from Stick with Me. Photo: Courtesy of Stick with Me

1. Stick with Me Bonbons

“One of my absolute favorite hostess gifts are bonbons from Stick With Me. Founder and head chef Susanna Yoon has a fabulous aesthetic and sources the highest quality ingredients so what is inside the box tastes as delicious as its presentation is beautiful.”

Colorful cocktail tumblers by Glitterville Studios. Photo: Courtesy of Glitterville Studios

2. Glitterville Studios Cocktail Tumblers

“I saw these rainbow tumblers from Glitterville at Cursive, my favorite local gift shop in New York’s West Village. It’s my secret source for home wares. These tumblers are like jewelry for the table!”

Alba vase by Klong. Photo: Courtesy of Klong

3. Klong Vase

“I don’t feel that a table is fully set unless there are flowers (in my case, lots of flowers). I discovered Klong vases on a recent trip to Stockholm and I am hooked, particularly on these sculptural ones with the floating brass insert which add a bit of glamor and drama to any table.”

Menus and place tags by A Paris chez Antoinette Poisson. Photo: Courtesy of A Paris chez Antoinette Poisson

4. A Paris chez Antoinette Poisson Menus and Place Cards

“These exquisite menu and place cards from the workshop A Paris chez Antoinette Poisson would elevate any dinner experience. The timeless patterns are based on 18th-century domino paper that can be used as wallpaper or framed as art, it would feel quite at home on any table, modern or traditional.”

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Limoges porcelain dish and coffee cups by Alix D. Reynis. Photo: Courtesy of Alix D. Reynis

5. Alix D. Reynis Porcelain Cups

“White porcelain is always in style and coordinates well with any décor. If I were to receive these delicately rendered cups by Alix D. Reynis from a guest, it would ensure a repeat invitation.”

Sardine cocktail coasters by La Gallina Matta. Photo: Courtesy of Found by Maja

6. La Gallina Matta Cocktail Coasters

“While in Rome, I wandered into La Gallina Matta’s shop and it was love at first sight. They offer so many interesting shapes of placemats and napkins in a huge range of colors. The Sardine cocktail coasters are the absolute perfectly playful accent for a seaside summer table.”

Vanitas decanter by Simone Crestini. Photo: Courtesy of Simone Crestini

7. Simone Crestani Decanter

“The amazing creations of master Italian artisan and glassblower Simone Crestani are always delightful and really speak to my love for unique and sometimes humorous objects. I hope to add this decanter to my collection one day!”

Tavola salt and pepper cellar. Photo: Courtesy of House of Brinson

8. Tavola Salt & Petter Cellar

“I am passionate (some might say obsessive) about table settings. Mixing vintage and new elements in my table decor and, more specifically, my salt cellars are a signature part of my style. This lovely pewter salt and pepper cellar was inspired by an antique. I love how delicate yet substantial it is. As they say on the website, it is ‘For the person who has everything, this piece is the thing they didn’t know they needed…’ I am in total agreement.”

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