Entertaining with :: Lily Kanter

The stylish co-founder of our favorite decor company is a hostess I can relate to: she loves entertaining, setting a gorgeous table, throwing an impromptu party — but she doesn’t love to cook. When Lily Kanter isn’t busy at the helm of Serena & Lily, she’s soaking up life at home, the very place that inspired the fresh all-things-decor company she launched in 2004 with friend Serena Dugan. Just like the simple but chic housewares we crave from each catalog, Lily’s entertaining style is inspired by global travels, pattern, and candlelight. Lily used several products from the new holiday assortment for her cocktail party — and the entire collection launches today! So check out Lily’s cool entertaining style here and hop on over to Serena and Lily to stock up on some of your own…

*photography by Robert Herrick

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Entertaining With Lily Kanter  | Camille Styles

Lily doesn’t cook, but orders from some of her favorite local places, like Foodniks in Tiburon or Comforts in San Anselmo, both of which use a lot of local and organic ingredients. Of course, her focus is much more on the décor…

My entertaining style in five words or less:

Welcoming, warm, casual, happy, and fun.

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7 Responses to “Entertaining with :: Lily Kanter”

  1. Molly {Dreams in HD}

    so refreshing hearing that not everyone cooks gourmet meals before entertaining :) i love to cook but can be kind of overwhelmed cooking for a group, ordering in is definitely a great way to alleviate the stress!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Totally agree, Molly. Sometimes I like to take a combination approach — prepare one main dish and purchase a lot of the sides/extras. That way I feel like I can “handle” the meal!

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  2. mycasita

    Is that Candace Cameron Bure I see? Full house memories!

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  3. diane smith

    Lily’s Spiced Bourbon Cider sounds wonderful! Thx. for sharing!
    I agree~if you are 100% ready for a party, you get to enjoy it as well as
    your guests.

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  4. Lauren H.

    I would love to know where I can buy that beautiful couch (photo 2 of 11). She has such great design taste!

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  5. gail

    I love the goblets featured in the last photo – any idea where they are from?

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