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April 30, 2012

Moll Anderson’s Guide to a Stress-Free Seductive Night at Home

My fabulous hexagon table and Southwest china.

As we sprint through the spring season, let’s not forget the importance of great dining. The author Virginia Woolf once said, “One cannot think well, love well, and sleep well, if one has not dined well.” I fully attest to her statement because yes, we must all learn the art of dining!

Eating and dining are two entirely different things; dining is an art. And I can think of no better way to paint the picture than with a table-for-two. Think seductive food-to-go for a no-stress night!

You can create a table-for-two simply by calling into your favorite restaurant. Let them prepare the food and all you need to accomplish is the tablescape. The best place to start is by finding a small table. Go on a scavenger hunt around your home; I found a side table (about 42 inches round) from my formal living area and carried it into the great room front and center.

Moving the table was the best design decision I’ve ever made because it carved out a space for just my husband and me. The idea is quality time alone enjoying conversation and a fabulous meal. In my Santa Fe house, I used this fabulous hexagon table and Southwest china. Even in small spaces, creating a table- for-two works perfectly!

You can even set the table beforehand, maybe when you are home on your lunch break or whenever you have free time in your day. When you get home that evening, all you need to do is transfer dinner from the take-out boxes and throw on a gorgeous dress you’ve been dying to wear. Putting on that new outfit or trusted cocktail dress will make you feel beautiful for your seductive affair.

Break out that china you’ve been saving for a “special occasion” and use it for your seductive night at home. Don’t forget to light some candles and turn up the music. Stop by the grocery or your local florist and grab some flowers—they are the most sensual element in pulling together a table-for-two.

Think outside the take-out box and have fun with your seductive evening! Remember that your table doesn’t have to be over the top, just do the best with what you have.

For fabulous suggestions on what to wear for your seductive night in, grab a subscription to InStyle magazine.

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-Moll

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About the Author

Moll Anderson
Moll Anderson
Moll Anderson is an accomplished interior designer and lifestyle expert who infused the interior design world with a fresh new way of thinking with her first book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life®. She is known for her sensory-scaped approach to design featured in her newest book The Seductive Home™. Anderson, an Emmy-winning entertainment reporter, has served as guest and designer on national television shows and has been featured in popular women’s magazines. Get to know Moll Anderson at Magazines.com.