08/09/12 - 0 Comments
Summer-Inspired Table Settings
There will be plenty of outdoor parties, gatherings and social events this summer, which means your guests will be eating delicious food while sitting around a well-set table. Here are our picks of the best summer-inspired table settings that you can achieve at home:
A Classic Table: An old-school tea party is the perfect way to describe this table setting. There is a vintage flair from the candles and flowers, and the pink and white colors represent classic femininity.
How to achieve this look: Vintage cutlery could really brighten up the table. Pottery Barn is a place to find some simple and classic dinnerware like plates, forks and spoons. Going to your local flower shop and buying a dozen pink roses will also add a little drama to a classic table. Lastly, the perfect center piece, such as these candles, will really set off this table setting.
A Modern Table: This look is both outdoor- and indoor-friendly because it’s so simple. A modern table reflects minimalism, which means little dramatic design. After all, if you have a lot of food to serve, keeping your table simple will provide both space, as well as understated elegance.
How to achieve this look: A simple tablecloth and napkins, like these muted solid color ones, are the base for this table setting. Wrap the napkins around some very basic cutlery and add a few decorative pebbles in the center in order to complete this modern summer look.
A Dramatic Table: This is perhaps the most summery table setting, since the colors are bursting with yellows, oranges and reds. Definitely an outdoor look, this table setting should go perfectly on your patio.
How to achieve this look: The Fiestaware at Macy’s brings in the blend of Mexican-Indian summer-inspired dinnerware, and the dramatic table and chair cloths will add some more depth to your table. Lastly, a few table accessories will add the final touches to this gorgeous table setting.