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Three Tablescapes to Try This Summer

Feature: Short Read
Words by EMILIE DOCK

This way for sun-drenched al-fresco feasting! Long, leisurely lunches among friends. Intimate candle-lit dinners for two. Whatever the occasion, create a restaurant-worthy experience with a table dressed to the nines. The chicest tablescapes this season are vibrant, with sumptuous linens, colourful tableware and playful accessories. Not sure where to start? Find inspiration in our top three tabletop edits for summer entertaining.

English Garden

Country Chic

Rolling hills, effusive gardens, thatched cottages; the English countryside exudes warmth, comfort and a fine appreciation for life’s simple pleasures. Speaking of which, what could be more delightful than a midsummer dinner party al fresco? Your table inspiration: country chic. Start with a simple tablecloth (we like this moss-coloured design by Alexandre Turpault), then pepper your table with tasteful references to nature – think quaint, not twee.

Indian Summer

Passage to India

Autumn heatwave or not, create your own Indian summer with a tabletop that’s rich in vivid jewel tones and exotic flora and fauna. We love Le Jacquard Français’ bohemian-style linens – evoking traditional patterned saris, they have us dreaming of long, balmy evenings in faraway lands, catching the final glimpse of a setting sun.

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"Balance shades of sapphire, emerald and indigo for a table that sings of summer"

Indian Summer

Passage to India

Autumn heatwave or not, create your own Indian summer with a tabletop that’s rich in vivid jewel tones and exotic flora and fauna. We love Le Jacquard Français’ bohemian-style linens – evoking traditional patterned saris, they have us dreaming of long, balmy evenings in faraway lands, catching the final glimpse of a setting sun.

Ocean View

Ocean View

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside. Powder sand, lapping waves, sea breeze… No beach-side holiday on the horizon? Evoke a festive lunch table in the Hamptons with cool, classic linens in calming hues and coastal-inspired tableware. Think underwater textures and silhouettes rather than nautical stripes. Joanna Buchanan’s shell and lobster napkin rings are particularly exquisite, as is LSA International’s bubble-effect carafe.

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