Dining Al Fresco
There is nothing I love more on a gorgeous spring evening than enjoying our dinner outside. The weather is perfect and it makes the meal more special. I even have quite a few sets of dinnerware specifically for outdoor dining, and I love making the table look just as special as the one inside.
For example, since the outdoor spaces at the house I worked on with Drew Scott for Brother vs. Brother on HGTV was on the water, I used "water colors" of blues and greens. I also used napkin holders with small turtles to add a little coastal whimsy.
If you let nature be your guide, you can't go wrong. I love this table designed with magnolia leaves, and individual pots of herbs for the guests.
You can be even more whimsical outside than you can inside your home. I am crazy for this low table with pillows for seats - it creates a fun boho vibe!
But dining al fresco doesn't have to be so over the top. Think about designing your table around a single color - but always include some form of greenery or florals. After all, you're out in nature!
For more fun ideas, see my Tablescapes pinboard!