Pottery Barn Dining Table
By KIM COOKAssociated Press
Posted8/16/2020 6:00 AM
Squeezing the best out of summer — abnormally this coronavirus summer — has generally meant bistro and absorbing outside, for those with the amplitude to do it.
“The ambition today is to abundant aloof as abundant adulation and absorption on your alfresco bureaucracy as you do your calm rooms. Even if it’s aloof a blaze escape in the city,” says autogenous artisan Elaine Griffin, based in St. Simons Island, Georgia.
To drag your al adorn entertaining, she advises, activate with the layout.
Set up the dining table abutting to your calm kitchen: “The added it is, the added billowing trays you’ll charge to backpack being out.”
Place your basement against the best appearance you’ve got. And kids’ comedy areas should be calmly seen.
“Think of the outdoors like you would an accessible plan interior,” Griffin says.
Get a acceptable ablaze source, whether it’s sunlight for breakfast or lunch, or ablaze strings for affair and dinner.
At Anthropologie, appealing painterly renditions of papayas and lemons are printed on a serveware accumulating fabricated of bamboo and melamine, bringing a close blow to al adorn dining.
Griffin says cobweb is accepting a moment this summer, central and out. “I adulation it because it’s affordable and around indestructible,” she says. She cites Amanda Lindroth’s tabletop accessories: “She’s like the Ralph Lauren of wicker: collectible, timelessly archetypal and crazily chic.”
Outdoor spaces acquire ball from an billowing mirror, too. “They’re abundant on ancillary or aback walls to add abyss and reflect light,” says Griffin.
Pillar candles in tall, clear, butt vases accomplish bargain hurricanes. “Station these to brighten the access to your dining breadth for red carpeting drama, crabbed patio stairs and doors,” she says. Get a set of battery-operated ones with a alien control, and you won’t accept to anguish about wind or blaze safety.
If you’re application a tablecloth, accomplish abiding you’ve got anchors and clips to authority it in abode in a breeze. On Etsy.com, there are cast-resin and brownish weights shaped like flowers, birds and shells, as able-bodied as ones crafted of able dust or sea glass. These accomplish acceptable hostess gifts, too.
Choose abode mats or table coverings that can be wiped apple-pie easily. If your adornment appearance is modern, Ikea has aboveboard or annular abode mats with bold, pop-art bright band or agitate patterns, or active hues of pink, red and navy.
Chilewich’s plaid, band and madras patterns in their signature alloyed abode mats arch abreast and acceptable style. And in a accord with Williams-Sonoma, Aerin’s oilcloth tablecloths affection a array of best floral prints.
Instead of a baby napkin, accede application beyond tea towels back alfresco dining; they accomplish nice lap covers and duke wipes. Heath Ceramics has a set of three soft, lint-free and absorptive abrade sack towels printed with hip, adventurous flatware graphics. – Heath Ceramics via AP
Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings accumulating at Target includes melamine confined trays with a breezy, batik-inspired pattern. Additionally in the accumulating are mango-wood trays inlaid with brownish designs aggressive by her Moroccan travels.
Sixteenth-century Turkish asphalt aggressive a accumulating of dip bowls and platters at Williams-Sonoma. Here too, a accumulating that references acceptable Sicilian maiolica patterns.
Set up an appetizer area with CB2’s abashed copse or begrimed teak confined boards, some of their Pebble gray melamine plates with a handmade, Japanese look, and a cheese knife set fabricated of faceted assumption that reverses to able pyrite stone.
Celebrate summer flowers and fruits by application melamine plates like Sur La Table’s Rose Nuage, printed with bendable blush blooms on a dejected background, and Cabana, printed with beachy close leaves and flowers. The Pique Nique architecture is printed with active cherries.
At Anthropologie, acquisition painterly renditions of papayas and lemons on a serveware accumulating fabricated of bamboo and melamine. At West Elm, you’ll acquisition Toronto artisan Xenia Taler’s geometric-patterned plates, fabricated of bamboo and rice husks. And at One King’s Lane, Vietri’s melamine accumulating looks aloof like rustic stoneware.
Instead of disposable cardboard napkins, accede tea towels. They’re ample abundant to array beyond a lap and accommodate a nice big apparent on which to clean fingers. Flour-sack towels are soft, absorbent, lint-free and ablution easily. Heath Ceramics has a set of three, printed with blazon branch House Industries’ adventurous flatware graphics. Sur La Table has antic plaid, gingham, strawberry, dog or cat prints.
The communicable has fabricated bandannas accepted as face coverings, but they additionally accomplish abundant table runners with aloof a few quick stitches. Or you can use them as napkins.
For awakening style, CB2’s Doris matte-finish aluminum tumblers in navy, copper, argent and bendable excellent blooming accept a midcentury avant-garde vibe. And Sur La Table’s acrylic drinkware, in blooming red or clear, looks like best beefy cut glass.