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How To: Setting Your Summer Table

It’s that time of year to pour yourself a cold drink and invite guests for delectable summer dining experience. We all love to host, but often times it's difficult to come up with a clever (and simple) way to set your table. Whether it be an indoor or outdoor gathering, the following designer tips will help you throw your best soirée of the season!

Choose a Color Scheme

A great place to begin is deciding the color scheme you'd like to showcase. Our designers chose a vibrant yellow paired with cool blue and lush, natural greens with wooden pieces. They'd added color by including accent pillows and colorful chairs to complement the table setting.

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Mix & Match 

One way to spice up your table setting is to mix textures and patterns to achieve a setting that is as casual or elegant as you’d like. Our designers used rattan placemats to contrast with a smooth white ceramic plates. They also included blue & white Chinoiserie plates with yellow gingham napkins to for a sophisticated, yet fun take on pattern mixing.

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Add Fresh Flowers

Flowers are a delightful addition to any table setting. The arrangement can be as simple or as complex as you would like. Place single tulips into glass vases for a minimalistic feel, or go above and beyond with a colorful mixture of hydrangeas, gerber daisies, and garden roses. (If your table setting is lacking vibrancy, flowers are a great and simple way to add pops of color.)

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Select Chic Storage

Another great tip to limit the clutter on your summer table is to have a bar cart or console set up nearby for easy access to additional dining needs. Place your colorful glasses with your favorite beverages on rattan trays and add in fresh flowers to set up the perfect spot to grab a quick drink without having to escape to the kitchen.

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5 Summer Styles to Update Your Entryway

Though one of the last rooms in the home one thinks of, the entryway or foyer is one of the most important in terms of design and style. It’s the first impression when a guest enters, the first space you might see before a day at the office, and one of the most trafficked areas in your home, so it’s worth putting extra thought and consideration into your entryway. One of the wonderful things about this space is the great potential there is to do fun and unique things—you can even make a few quick updates every season to keep it fresh.

With the summer season just on the horizon (and our new summer collection in full swing), we’re introducing five of our favorite entryway looks from the summer catalog. We think there’s a style for just about everyone, each with a twist of summer elements to make it updated for the season. Try getting one of these looks in your home or, if you’re really daring, go for different ones to see which suit your style best.

1. Natural Coastal

Coastal gets an unexpected look in this space. Instead of tonal blues and watery sleekness, think neutral naturals and raw textures. This Teak Root Console has the look of washed driftwood and the textural, photographic art lends a dramatic element.

Get the Look: Natural elements, sandy neutrals, beachy finds

2. Island Eclectic

This look is rich with our Indonesian Summer inspiration. The pairing of this Hand-Carved Bone Mirror and Vintage Dowry Chest is a match made in heaven with interest and charm for days. To provide harmony in the space, simple white tones and dark woods form the palette.

Get the Look: Exotic silhouettes, lush greenery, harmonious palette

3. Exotic Travels

The initial feel of this one is a wild summer safari, but take it all in and you see the elegance behind the bold patterns. Our Kuba Cloth Panel makes a beautiful backdrop for the Moroccan-inspired mirror and these exotic Indonesian necklaces add a bit of fun and interest.

Get the Look: Bold textures, traveled accents, weathered materials

4. Airy Modern

Minimalism goes a long way in this handsome combination of modern art and sleek polish. The wall art—a Wisteria favorite for years—presides over our grand Alton Media Console to create a look that’s simple, refined, and extraordinary.

Get the Look: Modern fixtures, colorful art, minimal accents

5. Tropical Vibrance

The brilliance of color in exotic flora and metallic shine give the illusion of a tropical getaway. The acrylic and glass console is nice and clear, so the look isn’t too weighted, and the natural wood accents ground the space with organic subtlety.

Get the Look: Vibrant pops, metallic shine, organic elements

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Introducing: Indonesian Summer

Our newest collection, Indonesian Summer, has left us wanting nothing more than to dig our feet into the sand and watch the waves roll in on our own little slice of paradise. Known for its desired beaches, volcanic terrain, and diverse wildlife, Indonesia was the inspiration behind our collection. We were inspired by natural materials, vibrant colors, and one-of-a-kind pieces that evoke the sultry spirit that reigns over this expansive landscape.

ONE-OF-A-KIND PIECES

Since its inception, Wisteria has always had a love for one-of-a-kind pieces. From hand-picked seashells that form a cascading necklace to hand-carved teak wood mirrors to colorful cloths, we strive to find unique items from around the world that speak to your individuality. With natural materials and vibrant hues that come together to create one-of-a-kind pieces, this collection captures the essence of a true Indonesian Summer with our Vintage Chinese Trunk, Antique Butcher's Table, and Vintage Chinese Rice Cabinet.

VIBRANT ISLAND COLORS

Drawn to the vivacity of the Indonesian Islands, we’ve found the vibrancy of orange, deep red, and pink hues reminds us of the rich culture and spirited life that are unique to Southeast Asia. These brilliant shades breathe life into spaces through beautiful handcrafted ceramics and intricately hand-painted works of art.

ALLURING AGATE

We find the captivating colors and meandering patterns of the semi-precious gemstones known as agates intriguing. Paired with sleek metals, these quartz stones create visual texture and provide a pop of color and interest.

FARMHOUSE TENTS

We love to host get-togethers almost as much as we love to partake in the festivities. With summer on its way, we’ve found farmhouse tents create the perfect space to host any outdoor event from your own backyard with style and ease. Canvas drapes can be drawn and tied to showcase your soirée’s setup, delivering a modern twist to the beachy Boho look and creating an inviting environment that recalls the warmth and vitality of Indonesian summers.

DEBUTING: AKOLA HOME

Akola Project has one mission: To empower women in disadvantaged communities across the globe. Since 2006, Akola Project has done just that by creating jobs for those in impoverished areas. Over the last decade, they have focused on transforming communities by creating handcrafted jewelry. We are excited to announce the launch of their first home decor line: Akola Home. Each of the textiles is made entirely by hand, from hand-weaving and dyeing the cloth to all the finishing touches. The Akola Pink Stripe Table Runner is a great piece to help create a warm and vibrant summer tablescape.

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Gray Malin’s Fresh and Cozy Kitchen Reveal

Gray Malin: designer, photographer, and world traveler. A Dallas native, Malin now lives in sunny California, and recently revealed his newest kitchen design! Inspired by modern chinoiserie décor, Malin highlighted several Wisteria products in his fresh, West Coast kitchen. Check out the transformation below and be inspired for your own redecorating!

Our collection of blue and white Happiness Pots perfectly anchors this island centerpiece. They help the pink tulips and spring roses truly pop!

The Handpainted Chinese Bud Vases sweetly line a windowsill. They effortlessly balance the natural beauty of the Irises.

Malin even gave a little bit of Wisteria to his dog, Stella! Our Chinese Society Jar serves as a sophisticated food bin for the precious pup.

The Bud Vases make another appearance as the coordinated centerpiece on this organic table setting.

Finally, he brings his dining table to life with our Persian Flower Napkins, Coral Napkin Rings, and Rattan Placements that coordinate oh-so-perfectly with the rest of his blue and white decor.

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Introducing: English Gardens

We turn to lovely Great Britain as our inspiration for our newest collection: English Gardens! While the earliest English gardens were technically planted by conquering Romans in the 1st century, we prefer to think of afternoon teas, roses, and picnics in the sunshine. Delve into our newest collection ready to warm your heart (and your home) for some springtime decorating! For this collection, we were inspired by bright color palettes with shades of green, bucolic farm settings, and a little bit of "boho" British influence.

VERY VELVET

We jump right into spring by launching our new velvet collection! Featuring the modern Pop Velvet collection and the rich Jewel Velvet collection, home décor has never looked lovelier. We love the plush comfort that this furniture embodies. Plus, check out the new velvet upholstery on our Louis and Chateau chairs!

NEUTRALS + A POP OF COLOR

Whether you’re throwing a garden party, enjoying tea time, or simply setting up a lovely table centerpiece, bright florals and garden-inspired décor take decorating to the next level. We love the vibrancy of English gardens, and they come to live on crewel pillow covers, wall art, and colorful upholstery. These pops of color pair perfectly with natural base tones, and they bring out the organic beauty of larger pieces.

BLUE & WHITE EXPANSION

Be inspired by our expansion of blue and white, hand-painted ceramics. Our growing collection of Chinese pots and jars brings a room to life, and they pair beautifully with any number of cheery spring colors, like yellows, pinks, and greens.

CHEERS TO CHINESE CHIPPENDALE

We are very excited about our expanded Chinese Chippendale Chair collection! Now offered in 11 new, vivacious colors, these chairs are instant classics and bring so much texture and liveliness into a space! Plus, you can now find them in bar and counter stools.

Discover the full collection: http://www.wisteria.com/New-Arrivals

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