Summer entertaining is just around the corner…and i love everything about it. It’s pretty hard to top an evening outside with friends and family taking in the warmth that eludes us for so many months of the year. It’s also a chance to add some brilliant pops of colour and whimsy into your regular decor…have fun with it! In preparation of these fabulous summer nights, i’ve rounded up some of my favourite outdoor entertaining pieces.
1. Oh Joy Pitcher , 2.Chevron Glasses , 3.Melamine Plate 4. Colorful Placemats , 5.Rattan Glass Set , 6. Rope Lantern , 7. Striped Throw , 8.Drink Dispenser , 9.Wooden Salad Servers , 10.Chill Bowl , 11.Outdoor Pillow 12. Outdoor Pillow , 13. Outdoor Pouf
Graphic pillows and colour blocked throws add personality as well as comfort to your outdoor rooms, as Pam and i like to call them…really your patio area should be an extension of your indoor living space. Lanterns are where you’ll get that soft glow that makes you want to stay outside until the wee hours.
I’m also loving the “Chill” bowl..these bowls not only look beautiful, but are perfect for outdoor eating. Refrigerate them in advance and they will keep food chilled outside for hours. I’m a bit paranoid with salad dressings in warmer temps…this would help me “chill out”. Did i just make a pun?!?
One other must for outside, in my opinion, is string lighting…my favourite options are here and here… hang these at the beginning of the season..and take em down at the end! Just be careful, they’re delicate so no ripping them down.
Happy summer entertaining..i cannot wait to get outside!