Summer is the time for “…”
You can complete this sentence with any word you choose, and you wouldn’t be wrong! One of the many gifts that summer brings, besides warm sunny days, is the time to experiment with different styles in all areas of our lives. The perfect outlet for this creative energy is our home, where we can enjoy the fruits of our labor well beyond the season. And if you are on any social media sites, (including ours) you might have already been bitten by the envy bug for seasonal tabletops in particular. Here are some of the many tabletops that captured our hearts this summer:
It’s obvious that tables hold a special place in many of our hearts – it’s where we envision unions, celebrations and meaningful conversations taking place. The fact that food, arguably the universal language for communication and understanding, is also associated with tabletops makes the quest to get tabletops perfect, a worthy use of your time. Given these reasons, our blog this week is dedicated to tips on how to make summer tables more special, with unique & handmade items from Scully & Scully. We hope to inspire you to also experiment outside of your comfort zone, as you get ready to take advantage of the long warm days that summer offers, and host parties, family gatherings and maybe even date nights.
Nothing says summer like themed tables and rightly so, because when else can you be so ostentatious with no judgement? We all know the usual themes – aquatic, floral, safari – that are particularly popular for this time of the year. If you’ve never tried to recreate these tables we recommend you go ahead and take the plunge – it’s sure to be as fun to put together as it will be to eat around it!
Take a look at some of the most popular items for themed tables:
Not everyone is a fan of bold themes and we understand. That’s why pastels, arguably the colors of summer, are the next best choice. Envision a Marie Antoinette style tablescape, where soft pastel colored porcelain meets delicate detailing, with table decor that helps further solidify the theme – a royal treatment for everyone gathered around it indeed! Here are some of our best items for both regal and playful tabletops:
The Golden Grace
There is something about gold that makes us think of summer night elegance and thus, having it on our china not only adds sophistication, but is also way to stay on theme! This particular style might be more appropriate for dinners and gatherings at night, for example out in nature, under a starlit warm summer sky. To make the rim more apparent in the dark, opt for china with stark contrasts. A for decor, choose equally audacious ones such as the bold vases & statuettes from Daum or your favorite Herend figurines and watch an elegant and luxurious table come alive before your eyes.
Fancy a Fruit?
Be reminded of the succulent summer fruits with these colorful plates, way beyond summer itself. Mottahedeh is especially crafty with hand-painting fruit assortments as is the French brand, Gien.
The Parisian Picnic
Speaking of the French, does anything say a picture perfect moment as a date around a Parisian-style table? The quintessential tabletop found in French restaurants or picnics is minimalistic yet intentional with details. Case in point:
We thought that these items from Scully & Scully would help you achieve similar tables and have the romantic date you envisioned abroad, right in the comfort of your home.
Whichever style you choose, we hope that you have fun doing setting your tables this summer! We guarantee that if you treat tabletop styling as a pleasurable leisure activity, the time & the consideration that you put into it will always outshine the accuracy of the results. As always, leave your comments below and let us know if you were able to try any of these styles!