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Napkin-Folding Cheat Sheet

Kevin Sharkey
Executive Editorial Director Decorating, Home, and Style
Napkin-Folding Cheat Sheet

An elegantly folded napkin makes such an impression on dinner guests, and requires little time or skill on the host's part. Sometimes it's fun to practice these techniques for napkin folding and decide which one goes best with your table settings ahead of time.

In lieu of a traditional napkin fold, why not try something a bit more inventive and artful? Even the simplest folding techniques can transform your guest's place setting -- the modern fold is one of my favorites. Here is the easy how-to for that technique, as well as a few other styles to try.

Modern Napkin Fold

Lotus Napkin Fold

Rose Napkin Fold For Rolls

Basic Napkin Fold For Silverware

Open Book Napkin Fold

Four Feathers Napkin Fold

Envelope Napkin Fold

Kevin Sharkey
About the Author
Kevin Sharkey is Senior Vice President and Executive Editorial Director, Decorating, and Executive Creative Director, Merchandising for Martha Stewart Living Omninedia, Inc. (MSLO).A designer and all-around creative expert, he plays a vital role in shaping MSLO’s editorial content and product designs. Mr. Sharkey came to MSLO in 1995 from Parish-Hadley, a venerable New York City ... Read More