For years, the go-to table for a dinner party was round—they're cozy, congenial and no one is left at the end. But lately, if Instagram is any indication, it seems as though the round table has been, well, taken off the guest list.
It's all about endlessly long, candlelit tables topped with heaps of flowers and foliage, all the better for a tablescape hashtag. The dreamy setting is visual catnip, and for good reason: A sumptuous table sets the scene for a good party, not just the décor, but the way guests interact and move around.
Interior designer and host extraordinaire Charlotte Moss (her suggestion to put a selection of breakfast items and a coffee maker in overnight guests’ rooms remains a personal goal of mine) is the captain of Team Rectangle, particularly for parties of 10 to 14 people, which is her preferred number of guests of a dinner party.
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