Set your summer entertaining table with a pattern of crisp stripes to give it a fresh appeal. Bright colors add to the sunny equation.
Get in line with classic stripes, and add a bit of colorful uniformity to walls, dishes, pitchers, cocktails, flatware and candles. These suggestions are part of my summer entertaining plan, see more details and recipes here.
 Stacy Garcia Wallpaper
The fresh turquoise tones in this pattern definitely adds a happy punch to a space. HOBNOB suggests having an accent “party wall” to bring visual interest to a buffet or other focal part of your entertaining space. Designer Stacy Garcia’s new collection Paper Muse is a modern take on glamorous, art-deco-ish patterns, offered in a sophisticated choice of colors and textures. Seen here, Watercolor Stripe in turquoise tints, has a 3-D quality with its accents of metallic and pearlescent inks.
 Secret Life Turquoise Paper Drinking Straws
Eco-chic striped straws add appeal to your libation repertoire. These pretty paper straws use only FDA Approved material and food safe inks to make their statement. 100% Biodegradable too. In addition to the turquoise, choose from their six other colors: pink, gold, red, purple, silver, and blue. 100 for $11. amazon.com
 Origo series from Iittala
Multi colored stripes adorn dishes, bowls, napkins, and kitchen towels. Designer Alfredo Häberli adds defined structure and rhythm to your table. The orange plate is 10.25 inches, microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe. Check out the whole beautiful line that can match up nicely with all white, to add just a bit of color. Origo was awarded the 2002 iF Design Award. $30. for the plate. iittala.com
 Ana Candles
The original Striped Taper features a glorious assortment of well-chosen hues and continues to debut new colors each season. I guarantee you will have a hard time finding a favorite. They are unscented, so as not to interfere with your menu aromas, and made with premium quality paraffin wax and pure cotton wicks. They are engineered to have a 14 hour burn time and be virtually smokeless and drip-free. Win, win, win. 14” high x 7/8” round. $25 for a pair. Made in the USA in Trenton, New Jersey. anacandles.com
 Arbiter Glass
From the center for crystal production in Italy comes Arbiter glass. Utilizing a proprietary process each piece is hand screen-printed fusing silver onto the glass, then heated to form a permanent bond. The Egizia Tratto Punto Collection designed by Paola Navone, showcases glasses, pitchers, plates, and more, in stunning silver stripes. The pieces take on a new look, depending on the color of the liquid inside—food for thought in what you present! See the retail partners at this link. arbitercollection.com
 Royal Blue by Alain Saint Joanis
This French flatware manufacturer features gorgeous designs in a multitude of colors. Royal Blue’s striped handles are hand-assembled and polished enamel on silver plated handle. Alain Saint-Joanis has been creating and manufacturing flatware collections for the table since 1876. Dishwasher safe. alain-saint-joanis.com
See the formula for throwing a fresh and fabulous summer bbq in 16 Summer Fare