23 Jun Friday, We’re in Love…. with Summer Tablescapes
In celebration of our Image Interior feature this month for their Outdoor Living ideas story, we’ve rounded up our favourite looks for the season. Think balmy evenings on the terrace, flowing rose, a long table filled with beautiful food, wine and the laughter of friends – joie de vivre at it’s best.
Millennial Pink and Mint Green
When dining outside, a look that is light and airy works well. Pastel colours are perfect for summer tablescapes – millennial pink and mint green is the palette for the season. Don’t be afraid to pair with rich gemstone tones for an opulent finish.
Stephen Flynn for ETC, as featured in Image Interiors this month.
Shibori (or more popularly known as tie-dye) is in – in a big, big way. We recently attended Kathryn Davey‘s Indigo & Shibori workshop and fell head over heels in love again. Another beautiful Shibori artist, whose work has been pivotal in the resurgence of this trend is Pepa Martin of Shibori fame. Lesiele worked with Pepa in Sydney, Australia, first featuring her products in her Home Beautiful shoot over ten years ago. Check out Pepa’s tie-dye droolworthy wallpaper, leathers and rugs at shibori.com.au.
Pearl Phelan for ETC.
Blue Willow china paired with rich, gemstone-like cobalt blue glassware, accented with gold accessories is a tried and tested decorative concept, that always wins. Think royal glamour with a nod to Chinoiserie chic – a trend that never goes out of style.
A great example of how blue can be very feminine. Powdery blue is perfect for a summer wedding palette, paired with lighter decorative elements and flowers. Also the perfect choice for bridesmaids dresses, soft powdery blue accents in a bridal bouquet of foliage and white flowers or the grooms boutonniere. A powdery blue colour palette is also ideal for a baby shower brunch, regardless of gender as it can be accented with darker elements for a boy or lighter elements for a girl.
The 2017 Pantone colour of the year is influencing everything from interiors to exteriors and while the use of greenery has been a firm favourite for summer entertaining, weddings and events. This season, we are keeping it very clean with unfussy glassware; think farmhouse provencal tres chic, wabi-sabi style ceramics and unpressed linen to complete the look. For a more formal occasion, pair with emerald and gold.