Text by Holly Seng
Take advantage of summer’s warmer weather and bring the indoors outside for an afternoon spent dining alfresco with friends. A beloved classic, this blue-and-white palette brings effortless elegance and creates an ideal setting to serve up light summer fare.
Expand your alfresco tablescape beyond the table and incorporate the entrance into the design. Fill planters of various heights with pink flowers and greenery and scatter around the patio leading to the table, so guests feel welcome from the moment they arrive.
Gather a collection of ginger jars to serve as vases just as eye-catching as the flowers they hold. Their intricate designs call for simple floral bouquets. Place a few branches in a ginger jar for a stunning and dramatic arrangement that mimics the surrounding garden views.
Layer patterned plates and pair with polka dot glasses that echo the blue-and-white theme. Create contrast and add a casual feel perfect for relaxed entertaining by topping off the look with floral linens nestled in unique bamboo napkin rings accented with a flower.
Add interior touches to your alfresco dinner for a comfortable and intimate feel sure to elevate the experience. Outdoor rugs are available in a variety of stylish designs and add a subtle sophistication, and slipcovers and decorative pillows contribute to the interior ambience.