Guest Picks: Outdoor Entertaining in Style
Blogger Kate of DomestiKated Life Shares Her Warm Weather Essentials for Parties Alfresco
This book is a collection of products I gathered as inspiration for outdoor entertaining. Bright colors and durable fabrics and materials combined make a whimsical landscape for sharing a summer night outside with friends. — Kate from Domestikated Life
This striped cabana would make a huge statement to an outdoor space.
These whimsical chairs would set the tone for a garden tea party. I like the idea of mixing and matching them in different colors.
Not only are the chairs different colors, each one has a unique design that makes it a little special.
Another whimsically shaped piece, this table pairs perfectly with the outdoor metal chairs shown above.
I adore the color and details in this garden bench from home and garden site Terrain.
Anthropologie's bold striped awning tablecloth would be perfect to throw over a picnic bench.
I've always wanted a hammock; I love the bold black and white stripes on this Ikea version.
Adding an outdoor rug can make the space seem more like a decorated room. I'm a big fan of this retro pattern and color palette.
This sunny colored umbrella will help keep you in the shade.
This grill is perfectly apartment-sized and I love that it's more colorful than a standard black barbecue.
A new twist on the classic mason jar, this will hold a giant batch of summer sangria.
Glassware that's grown-up enough for a summer cocktail, but it's made out of acrylic so it's great to use outdoors.
This water can can be used to water flowers, but it's also so pretty you could use it on the table as a centerpiece to hold cut flowers too.
Add architecture to your outdoor space with garden structures like this one.
Lanterns filled with candles are great for outdoor lighting.
This tiered garden stand combines form and function — and adds height to your garden or patio.
Garden stools can be used inside and out, and serve multiple functions as tables, extra seating or just decoration.
Much like the Chinese garden stools, these accent tables can also serve as extra seating — plus they add texture to a space.
This bar from Pottery Barn is an all-weather wicker; another nice way to bring the indoors to the outside.
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