The More the Merrier: Furniture for Entertaining a Crowd


The beauty of outdoor entertaining is that there’s always a spot for an extra guest, whether it’s made by scooting down the picnic table bench or simply plopping onto the ground. But when the weather starts to turn cooler and chilly evenings relegate entertaining to the indoors, making everyone comfortable gets a tad trickier. Folding tables and chairs work in a pinch, but for a better look opt for a few quick-change pieces to provide some extra space in short order.

Everyone’s drink has a spot on the Beekman nesting cocktail table from Martha Stewart’s Bernhardt furniture collection. Slide out the smaller side tables from underneath for instant additional space.

A large mirror, thick plywood, or an old door can all instantly become a spare table with help from Branch’s Re-vive table legs. The tabletop possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

Cushioned Terai folding chairs  from Anthropologie come in a spectrum of upholstered designs, and don’t look anything like an afterthought.

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