DESIGN YOUR HOME
Guest Picks: Setting a Beautiful Summer Table
Emily A. Clark
Summer nights are perfect for dining alfresco with friends and family. And, a beautifully set table makes it even better. Here's a roundup of 20 pieces to create an outdoor table for a casual summer get-together. — Emily from Emily A. Clark
Red Coral Linen Table Runner - $58.99
I would start with a vibrant table runner. This bright red coral provides lots of color to any outdoor table.
Avon Candle Lantern, Nautical With Rope Twist - $139
Candlelight is perfect for late night summer dining, and these lanterns, especially used in multiples, would make a wonderful centerpiece. I love the nautical feel provided by the rope handle.
Hammered Beverage Server - $54.95
Keep drinks cold and let guests help themselves by icing down beverages in this large, hammered bucket.
Embroidered Red Accented Linen Guest Towels, Lobster - $64.95
These cute embroidered guest towels would be great for adding color to each place setting. And, you can let guests take them home as a party favor.
R'Zilla Malaysian Driftwood Plant, Medium - $12.36
Driftwood is one of my favorite accessories for summer. I would use a few pieces in the center of the table to add texture.
Gingham Napkins - $34.95
These plaid napkins say "Americana" and would be great paired with red accents.
12 Nautical Flags Place Cards By Kiwi Tini Creations - $5
Make each guest feel special with their own place cards. I like the simplicity and nautical feel of these flag cards.
Seagrass Chip And Dip Tray - $49.95
This seagrass tray is a stylish way to serve chips and dip, while adding another element of texture to the table.
Lobster Dip Bowls - $28.75
These little lobster bowls come in a set of four and are a cute way to give each guest an individual bowl for dipping butter, lemon and other condiments.
Glazed Ceramic Shell Place Card Holders - $39.95
I love these understated shells for holding place cards. They're a simple way to add a touch of the beach to your table.
Water Hyacinth Charger - $24.95
A pretty place setting starts with layering. I would use these natural, woven chargers under each plate to create a casual feel.
Coral Platter - $19.99
Your serving pieces can also bring color to the table. This one just happens to be pretty and dishwasher safe.
Porto Dinner Plate - $35.96
These colorful plates have a great Mediterranean feel. I love that they mix well with red and blue accents, while bringing in a fun gold color.
Country Jar Glasses - $7.98
Mason jar mugs are perfect for summer iced tea and lemonade. They instantly give a casual, retro feel to your table.
Seagrass-Wrapped Pitcher - $12.99
A seagrass-wrapped pitcher is a fun way to serve beverages to guests, while adding a touch of the beach.
Seagrass-Wrapped Tumbler - $2.99
These seagrass-wrapped glasses are the perfect complement to the pitcher.
Cherry Red Ceramic Barrel Drink Dispenser With Spigot - $27.99
Not only will this bright red beverage dispenser add color to your table or buffet, it's also a great way to let guests help themselves to lemonade or fruit water.
Galvanized Metal Condiment & Tray Set - $24
Make each guest feel special with this cute galvanized bucket and tray set. Perfect for holding utensils, napkins, etc.
12-Piece Faux Bamboo Outdoor Flatware Set - $39.50
I love the color and look of these bamboo utensils. The pop of yellow is unexpected and fun.