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Sarah Richardson's Buffet-Style Dinner Party

A lush line of peonies in sparkling glass tubes, silver candlesticks and elegant white dishware create a glamorous atmosphere.

Sarah Richardson, the designer and co-producer and host of HGTV's Design Inc., Sarah's House and Sarah's Cottage, loves to play host. She and her husband regularly organize intimate dinners featuring a well-stocked bar, gorgeous groupings of flowers, candles galore, food served buffet style and dancing late into the evening. Food choices include filling but bite-sized fare such as crabcakes, chicken potstickers and chevre-stuffed mini potatoes like the ones pictured here. "Alexander and I take a more is more approach to parties," says Sarah.

See more Sarah Richardson photos. Plus, see more party-perfect rooms in our photo gallery and get tips, recipes and drink ideas in our party guide.

  • Photographer: Stacey Brandford
  • Products: Table, chairs, Sarah Richardson Design; table made by Treebone Design; chandelier, Residential Lighting Studio; wallpaper, Jocelyn Warner; flowers, Earthwork; platters, Nikolaou; artwork by Drew Sage Hunter; rug, Elte.

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