Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Entertaining Outdoors


Now that fall is upon us, you may want to think about entertaining on your patio to take advantage of the fall temperatures.

Furnish the space with stylish, weather-resistant pieces. This long trestle table’s crisscross base mimics the diamond floor pattern, and the white finish maintains a minimal look. The chairs, made of clear-sealed metal, add a touch of industrial chic, and they stack for easy storage. Add a hanging lantern for a touch of elegance.



Simple curtain panels made of durable, weatherproof outdoor fabric soften the space. In this picture their are sheer panels with large grommets by Jaqlene, a South Carolina textile company, on re purposed plumbing pipes.





Rope place mats layered with textured porcelain dinnerware and twine-tied utensils create a laid-back mood. Keep it casual with stemware or color coordinated plastic. Take advantage of fall by placing flowers from your garden along with the lovely colors of the falling leaves, in your napkins and other stemware.

 


Fragrant lilac bouquets is another alternative in galvanized-metal cups along with simple candlelit hurricanes make a relaxed alternative to a fussy centerpiece.
 
Whatever you plan for an outdoor dinner party, remember the background music to help break the ice and provide a calming experience. Remember you want to hear what your guests are saying, so keep the volume low.

Take a look at my store for cookware and more home decor.

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