Tanya Taylor—whose eponymous brand has just launched a home line—splits her time between NYC and East Hampton, is a mom of two, runs a size-inclusive fashion label and manages to be a "Host With the Most" through it all. Read on for some of her hosting tips and to indulge in some seriously dreamy images of Tanya setting the table with Social Studies and Tanya Taylor Home.
Q & A
What is your favorite dish to serve when hosting dinner parties?
Mexican corn salad with roasted salmon and a garnish of cilantro. Rhubarb peach crumble for desert.
Theme or no theme to your parties?
Both. Sometimes I love a theme for a big party where not everyone knows each other and they need a common connection. Parties with a small group of friends? Just keep it relaxed.
What’s your best tip for hosting a successful meal?
Be in a good mood, don’t stress, and include your guests in the process—someone brings wine, someone brings dessert, and have everyone leaves with a little flower bouquet!
If you were a color, what would you be and why?
I’d be a tomato red because if you add white to me, I become soft and my favorite shade of pink, and if you add black I become a deep cabernet—it’s the perfect color with versatility of mood.
Who is your dream dinner guest?