Dress Up a Summer Table Source Guide

Designer Tobi Fairley shows you how to create a light and airy tablesetting inspired by a classic Southern icon—seersucker. See all of the table setting elements, and get the products, here
Focus on the Table Setting Details
Dressmaker details such as a box-pleat skirt on the tablecloth give a nod to seersucker's traditional use in fashion. We love the layered toppers with scalloped edges that add pops of color.
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Designer: Tobi Fairley, Tobi Fairley Interior Design, Little Rock; tobifairley.com or 501/868-9882.
Fabrication: Sew Much by Monica Smith; 501/952-3768.
Floral design: Tipton & Hurst; tiptonhurst.com.
Light fixture: The Rothesay Lantern; tobifairleyhome.com.
Rug: Taffy Stripe Woven Cotton Rug; dashandalbert.com.
Dining chair fabric: Kimble (1002) by Rose Cumming, available through Dessin Fournir (dessinfournir.com).
Seersucker tablecloth fabric: Classic Seersucker Lime & White (AL-100); fabric.com.
Solid tablecloth fabrics: Classic Cotton in Ivory (1122803) and Lipstick (1122854) by Fabricut (fabricut.com).
Napkins: Hotel Dinner Napkins; williamssonoma.com.
Striped chargers: Awnings Summer Charger Plate (4200ASBL); marcblackwell.com.
Dinner plates: Wedgwood White Dinner Plate; na.wwrd.com.
Transferware plates: vintage Bristol-Pink Crown Ducal Salad Plates from Past Time Antiques at Crystal Hill Antique Mall (501/753-3777), available through Replacements, Ltd.; replacements.com.
Sherbet dishes: vintage Patrician pattern by Federal Glass Company from Dr. Bob's Antiques at Crystal Hill Antique Mall (501/753-3777), available through Replacements, Ltd.; replacements.com.
Flatware: New Kings Ralph Lauren by Reed & Barton, discontinued but available through Replacements, Ltd.; replacements.com.
Menus and place cards: Molly's Paperie; mollyspaperie.com.
Tumblers: Opalescent Tumbler in Green (780117); anthropologie.com.
Goblets: Iced Tea Prism Glass with green ball by Vietri Crystal (vietri.com), discontinued but available through Replacements, Ltd.; replacements.com.
Tray: Large Lucite Tray; dabneyleeathome.com.
Tie: Baumans Fine Men's Clothing; baumans.com.
Folding bar table: client's own; for a similar look, try the Large Rectangular Lacquer Tray and Tall Butler Tray Stand; westelm.com.
Bar table paint: Lime Rickey (SW6717); sherwinwilliams.com.
Dessert stands: Jadeite Cake Plates; mosserglass.com.
Jadeite plates: vintage Laurel pattern by McKee Glass Company from Past Time Antiques at Crystal Hill Antique Mall; 501/753-3777.
Beverage dispenser: Marseilles Beverage Dispenser; roostco.com.
Sofa: Apartment Sofa (1367-11) in Island Rose; leeindustries.com.
Striped pillow fabric: Antibes (0322) by Rose Cumming, available through Dessin Fournir (dessinfournir.com).
Geometric pillow fabric: Luan Fretwork (173494) in Coral by Schumacher (fschumacher.com).
Lattice garden stool: Moroccan Lattice Stool in Citrus Green by Shine by S.H.O (shinebysho.com); for a similar look, try the Garden Seat (HS281) in Lime; ballarddesigns.com.
Croquet set: vintage from Cora's Antiques at Crystal Hill Antique Mall; 501/753-3777.