I know some of you are already thinking about fall decor, but I’m still savouring the goodness of summer and enjoying our main floor as we know it. Very soon we start our full kitchen renovation project, which means we won’t have use of our kitchen or family room until mid November. Casual or al fresco dining is one of the things I love most about summer dining and this table was created with exactly that in mind. My Blue, White and Rattan Summer Table is the perfect mix of the casual elegance of a dinner in Provence or Tuscany and can be recreated indoors or out!
The base to my table is this linen stripe tablecloth and matching napkins. You know I love using 100% linen and the blue stripe is perfect for this summer table! The rattan napkin rings compliment the napkins beautifully. I also added blue linen cushions on the chairs at both ends and I love how it ties in with the blue in the tablecloth.
My new artwork in the dining room pairs beautifully with this table! I love how the soft muted colours add interest but don’t compete with my table or other decor in the room.
Did you notice the maize placemats are very similar in colour and texture to my rug? I love repeating elements in my decor and the texture of the placemats is a pretty contrast to the linen tablecloth. Together they make the perfect base for my speckled white dinnerware.
No table of mine is ever complete without flowers! For an outdoor table I love the look of fresh flowers cut from the garden like hydrangeas, roses and dahlias.
To create a relaxed look, I love mixing and matching items (like I did here with glasses and napkin rings). It adds interest to your table and will create a vety custom look.
In case you missed my Blueberry Brioche French Toast it makes an easy and delicious weekend brunch that will look lovely on any table!
Small decorative bowls and a rattan water pitcher will come in handy and don’t forget the tealights to set the mood!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope my Blue, White and Rattan Summer Table gave you some ideas for your own table as we head into these last weeks of summer. I think I’ll be recreating this table outdoors once the kitchen gets underway. Fingers crossed we have a nice September, as I see lots of al fresco dining in our future lol!