Raise the bar at your backyard dinner party with the addition of the Citadelle Tablerunner. It's made by a European linen company founded in 1847 that uses old-world techniques and fine craftsmanship. The tablerunner comes in white or taupe. $150 at Monc XIII at 40 Madison St., Sag Harbor, or monc13.com

These Lobster and Crab Trivets have powder-coat finishes that protect them from hot dishes -- but they look adorable even on their own. $15 each at Crate & Barrel stores or crateandbarrel.com

Place these coasters out to lighten the mood of your garden party. They're handcrafted of glass and antiqued copper. $42 for a set of four at Ben's Garden, 95 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay; in Huntington at 344 New York Ave., or bensgarden.com

Put these Warm Multicolor Tabletop Lanterns on your table to add a bohemian look to your backyard. They were made by hand in India. $18 to $25, depending on size, at worldmarket.com

Add a little pop of color to your backyard via the modern Coral Coffee Table. It's a laser-cut pattern that is made from powder-coated radius bent steel, and it's available in five colors. It can be used as a table or a bench. $3,270 at inmod.com

This Nora Fleming Appetizer Board, made in Vermont, can be accessorized with interchangeable mini-accessories (each accessory is about $13) to suit your outdoor occasion. Throw on a ceramic grill, a ceramic flower or a ceramic beer mug to go along with your backyard bash. $50 at What A Girl Wants, 3490 Merrick Rd., Seaford.

Turn your backyard into an upscale campsite. The Fishs Eddy Serving Tray comes from the New York-based store that's known for its quirky kitchen items. This was created in collaboration with the store. $24 at West Elm stores or Westelm.com

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Relax poolside on this classic 13-foot Thick Stripe Pillow-Top Hammock. It is made of quilted polyester and has a spreader bar made from juniper hardwood. $150 at hayneedle.com

The Frank Gehry Easy Chair was a Best of Show winner at Neocon 2004, and is inspired by his flower sculpture for French artist Sophie Calle. It's made in the United States out of rotational-molded polyethylene, which has stress-free outer corners so they are break-resistant. They can be used indoors or out. $790 at dwr.com