Jaclyn Smith's summer entertaining tips

May 14, 2013 (CHICAGO)

Smith is best known as Kelly Garrett in the iconic television series Charlie's Angels. Shortly after the run of the show ended, Smith began developing and marketing her own brands of clothing and perfume. For the last 28 years, she has partnered with Kmart.

More Information or purchase patio sets and exclusive deals, visit kmart.com and shopyourway.com/jaclynsmirth


Know your space.
If you have a small patio or deck, take care not to overcrowd it with large furniture.
Smaller pieces like my very own Stegner 3 piece bistro set available at Kmart are perfect for limited space.
For larger areas, go for overstuffed cushions and opulent lines like those featured in my Chandler 4 piece seating set.

Add a splash of color.
Give the backyard added flair with strategic bursts of color.
Take advantage of umbrellas, seat cushions and decorative pillows to shape the mood of any outdoor gathering.
For a quick fix, use throw pillows with bright patterns for an afternoon barbeque or soft, muted tones for a more sophisticated evening event.

Don't be afraid to save! Outdoor entertaining is great for those on a budget and my collection at Kmart has some great style-forward options.
Don't throw away your old dining set, rather repurpose a few chairs with a new coat of paint and create additional seating for guests.

A successful trick for fighting those flies and mosquitos is to cut lemons in half, put several cloves in the lemons and put them in strategic places.

Potted roses in clay pots are beautiful for your outdoor table. It's economical and you can later plant them in your garden. Daisies and hydrangeas also look beautiful in clay pots for your table. Gardenias add a lovely scent. Tie ribbons around clay pots for added color.

Use colorful grosgrain ribbons to tie your flatware and napkins together.

Take an area rug outside to your patio.

The Jaclyn Smith Stegner Collection )offers a variety of seating options no matter your space. The 3 piece bistro set is perfect for smaller patios, while the larger dining set allows families and friends to enjoy a meal outdoors in comfort and style. – Available at Kmart.com and Kmart stores nationwide. MSRP: $49.99-$599.00

The Jaclyn Smith Addison Collection makes it simple to bring the indoors out by creating an outdoor living room. From an elegant pergola to a comfortable cushion swing in a lovely gold floral fabric, you can enjoy entertaining or casual lounging with this versatile line. – Available at Kmart.com and Kmart stores nationwide. MSRP: $34.99-$599.00

The Jaclyn Smith Chandler Collection offers lounge style seating with oversized soft blue cushions, making it great for a casual gathering. It's plush, comfortable and durable. – Available at Kmart.com and Kmart stores nationwide. MSRP: $119.99-$699.00

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