In New Orleans, the best escape from punishing temperatures is to retreat to the air conditioning. Even if dining “al fresco” during the hot summers means eating inside, now is the right time to set the table for a party.
Synthetic turf at Modern Flooring, used throughout the spread; Mud Australia flared plate at Pied Nu; Dwell Studio linen napkin at Eclectic Home.
By Caroline Robert for Perch Home: pineapple topper (cut-glass ice bucket not shown) and ceramic “Artichoke” tulipiere at Perch; Jade Fisherman, Leontine Linens placemat, sterling julep cup, Regency bone china bread plate and Raynaud Limoges “Si Kiang” dinner plate from Robert’s personal collection.
By Penny Francis for Eclectic Home: hand-painted hardback placemat in ctrine, all-white Portuguese ceramic dinnerware, milk glass stem and tumbler and hammered flatware at Eclectic Home.
By Katie Koch for Katie Koch Home: paper clayceramic “bottigle colorate” handmade in Italy, placemat fabric by London Designer Virginia White exclusively at KKH; Crate & Barrel plate and bowl, Marimekko goblet, sterling silverware, Mud Australia red ceramic bowl and small mirrored vase from Koch’s personal collection.
By Azita Clark for Pied Nu: Mud Australia handmade porcelain plates, bowls, platters, and vessels; Vintage Japanese cloth; decoupage “Sardines Tray” and dessert stand by John Derian at Pied Nu.
By Katie Logan LeBlanc and Jensen Killen for Sunday Shop: African woven textile runner, vintage candlewick goblet and coupe, woven brain coral and sea fan, Alexandria Cummings signature ceramic plates and bowls, Jenny Pennywood napkin, small terra-cotta bowl and Turkish terra-cotta urn at Sunday Shop.