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6 Ways To Prep Your Dining Room For Cocktail Party Season

Maybe the Queen isn’t coming to dinner, but you can still impress guests with these great finds

By Eric Mutrie

LEM Piston stools

Let the conversation revolve around you as you swivel in this height-adjustable counter stool. The lacquered wood seat is a light perch atop the powder-coated steel base. $830, at Design Within Reach

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Miele wine storage system

Stop playing wine-bottle Tetris to make room in your fridge. Dedicate a second one just to drinks. $3200, at Miele Gallery Caplan’s

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Origami drop-leaf table

Console table by day, dining table by night. The legs on this acacia wood design fold out to prop up two side leaves. Seats up to six. $850, at Crate & Barrel

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Cupa-Vino by Sempli

Feeling tipsy? A tapered base guarantees you’ll fall over long before these frosted, stemless glasses will. $65 for two, at Room 2046

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Teema serving set by Iittala

This dishwasher-safe geometric tableware is the perfect size for appetizers. $70 for three, at Ma Zone

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Onnea napkins by Marimekko

These skyline-inspired paper serviettes will be a hit with the downtown crowd. $5, at EQ3

Originally published in our Winter 2014 issue as Dining Rooms: Condo counter culture.


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