Right At Home: Dining in the great outdoors, stylishly – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

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Squeezing the most out of summer — especially this coronavirus summer — has often meant eating and entertaining outside, for those with the space to do it.

“The goal today is to lavish just as much love and attention on your outdoor setup as you do your indoor rooms. Even if it’s just a fire escape in the city,” says interior designer Elaine Griffin, based in St. Simons Island, Ga.

Set the stage

To elevate your al fresco entertaining, she advises, begin with the layout.

Set up the dining table close to your indoor kitchen: “The further it is, the more oversize trays you’ll need to carry stuff out.”

Place your seating toward the best view you’ve got. And kids’ play areas should be easily seen.

“Think of the outdoors like you would an open plan interior,” Griffin says.

Get a good light source, whether it’s sunlight for breakfast or

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10 Timeless Dining Room Trends That’ll Never Go Out of Style

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They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but the dining room is nearly its equal. You gather here for meals, holidays, and celebrations, which means this spot should look great and serve your needs year after year.

But you likely don’t want to entertain family and friends in a room that’s overly trendy. Instead, stick with the classics—and you’ll give thanks every time you break bread.


To help with this task, we’re continuing our series “Timeless Home Design Trends” on ideas for dining room furniture, lighting, and decor that will never grow old on you or your guests. Here are the top 10 dining room looks that will endure.

1. Pedestal table

This classic table seats six comfortably.
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Kitchen, Dining & Bar Supplies for Sale

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Kitchen, Dining & Bar Supplies

Everything You Need to be a Star Chef

From wine glasses to dinner sets to cutlery, every kitchen requires a few basic goods and pasta maker, eBay has the selection to aid every home chef in their quest for kitchen mastery.

Rise, Shine and Be Prepared for Every Occasion

To start your day of cooking or baking on the right foot, you’ll need the latest in the breakfast game. Vitamix and Ninja systems both offer options for your healthiest fruit and vegetable vehicle. Don’t forget the serving bowls for displaying all that fresh fruit, and tumblers for your healthful juice creations.

A Bevy of Basic Kitchen Tools

What is a kitchen without the proper tools? Any at-home chef knows that the perfect set of cutlery is a cook’s best friend, helping you slice and dice everything from the smallest chili pepper to the biggest Halloween

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Kitchen & Dining : Target

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The key to happiness—a well-stocked kitchen and pantry! Find all the kitchen essentials you want and need for sipping, cooking and dining, whether you’re stocking the kitchen in your home, apartment, dorm or condo. If you’re looking to set up your kitchen or dorm all you need to do is create a checklist of everything you need then head to Target. The core kitchen appliances are a refrigerator, dorm refrigerator, maybe even a wine cooler, a microwave and a Nuwave 6Qt Air Fryer. Starting with the coffee lovers who enjoy a cup or a pot of coffee, find coffee machines and cute coffee mugs. Choose the coffee machine best for you, like an iced coffee maker, Keurig coffee maker, Nespresso coffee machine with Nespresso capsules, Cuisinart coffeemaker, Ninja coffee, or an espresso maker. For the freshest taste, grind your

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