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June 9, 2014
Whether you choose to dine outside or in, updating your tableware with color will make your summer dinners feel more festive. These eight picks from the Dwell Store will provide a cheerful canvas for all of your summertime meals.
Colorful melamine dinnerware for indoor and outdoor meals
Industrial designer Russel Wright believed that the table was the center of the home. His Residential Collection, including this full place setting, is made from durable, shatterproof melamine. This setting includes a small bowl and side plate, salad plate, and dinner plate.
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Durable and weather-resistant placemats in rich and vivid colors
Set your summer table with these colorful placemats from Chilewich. Made of a durable blend of vinyl and terrastrand, the placemats are weather-resistant and can be used both indoors and out.
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Bold watercolor pattern tray made of plywood, fabric, and melamine
The Finnish word for “Midsummer Magic,” Juhannustaika is a richly hued tray that is sure to create some magic on your summer table. The tray is made of sturdy plywood covered with Marimekko fabric and finished in weather-resistant, food-safe melamine.
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Durable and versatile enamelware tumblers for indoor and outdoor use
Falcon enamelware makes outdoor dining a breeze with its fleet of products. Both classic and rustic, these tumblers are cast in a soft palette and will give a charming, relaxed feel to a tabletop.
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Ceramic bowl in contrasting colors for mix and matching
Take your cereal on the deck with this bowl from Dutch ceramics company Jansen+co. Its contrasting colors give the bowl visual interest, while its simple shape give it a classic look. Available in other color combinations, the bowls can be cheerfully mixed and matched.
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Elegantly rendered carafe featuring gradient color
Add a subtle hint of color with this carafe designed by Scholten & Baijings for HAY. Featuring a subtle color gradient at the top of the glass, this carafe will make a refined and elegant addition to a summer table.
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Graphic plate inspired by ocean and clouds in Finland
Featuring a graphic print designed by Aino-Maija Metsola, this large plate from Marimekko presents a stunning visual that looks like a watercolor painting. The plate features a varied blue color scheme, reminiscent of water and clouds.
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Elegant and simple serving bowl for salads or for use as a fruit bowl
A part of Kaj Franck’s versatile Teema Collection, this large serving bowl is perfect for serving a fresh summer salad at a barbecue or displaying fruit on a countertop. Thebowl is available in a variety of colors and sizes.
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Colorful melamine dinnerware for indoor and outdoor meals
Industrial designer Russel Wright believed that the table was the center of the home. His Residential Collection, including this full place setting, is made from durable, shatterproof melamine. This setting includes a small bowl and side plate, salad plate, and dinner plate.

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