A festive table set with Summerill & Bishop's new Le Marché aux Fleurs collection of linens.
Photo: Nicole Hains

10 Playful Accents Sure to Enliven Any Summer Table

Summer meals become festive works of art thanks to these chic pieces by Diptyque, Saint-Louis, and Elizabeth Lake

Dinner parties have taken on an elevated joie de vivre as people exuberantly welcome friends and family back around their tables. While the weather is still warm and the days are long, hosting an alfresco meal can bring such joy to both hosts and guests. These whimsical plates, colorful glasses, and candy-colored linens help elevate any gathering into a full-fledge event, so fire up the grill, prepare the salad, and pop open the rosé—it’s time to celebrate!

Photo: Courtesy of Ginori 1735; Courtesy of Bonadea

1. Arcadia plate by fashion and textile designer Orazio Stasi for Ginori 1735; ginori1735.com

Photo: Courtesy of Bonadea

2. Hand-painted Chinese tumblers by Lobmeyr; bonadea.com

Photo: Courtesy of Artemest

3. Mille e Una Notte wineglass by Nason Moretti; artemest.com

Photo: Courtesy of Diptyque

4. Diptyque’s new Mediterranean Treasures collection includes this Laboratorio Paravicini dinner plate; diptyqueparis.com

5. Sicily scallop placemats and palm tree dinner napkins by Elizabeth Lake; elizabethlake.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Saint-Louis

6. St. Regis Bloody Mary highball set by Saint-Louis; saint-louis.com

Photo: Courtesy of Julia B

7. Firenze placemat and dinner napkin in cinnamon and citron by Julia B.; juliab.com

Photo: Courtesy of Ottolenghi

8. Feast Face 1 serving plate by Yotam Ottolenghi in collaboration with artist Ivo Bisignano for Serax; ottolenghi.co.uk

Photo: Courtesy of Matchesfashion

9. Big Pineapple 18-karat gilded porcelain vase by La DoubleJ; matchesfashion.com

10. Le Marché aux Fleurs linen tablecloth by Summerill & Bishop; summerillandbishop.com

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2021 Summer Issue under the headline “Table of Elements.” Subscribe to the magazine.

Cover: A festive table set with Summerill & Bishop's new Le Marché aux Fleurs collection of linens.
Photo: Nicole Hains


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