29 stylish table settings to copy this summer
how to set a seasonally-appropriate table that wows.
Published May 16, 2016 5:00 AM
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A faux floral garland on the wall sets the tone for this vibrant summerbridal brunch
. The delicately gold-detailed dinnerware lend a soft hint of shine to the overall space.
When the table linens or tablecloths come in a hue as vibrant as this, feel free to stick to a more minimalist approach when it comes to the dinnerware and florals.
Break out the vintage tea set and throw a sweet summer brunch complete with macarons and plenty of peonies.
This summer table may lack an abundance of color but there’s just something so captivating about a classic blue and white pairing.
A bare table, simply outfitted with a linen runner, is elevated by a handful of vibrant accents, which come in an assortment of unique textures and finishes. A scattered bunch of pineapples lend a tropical touch, complementing the like-hued chairs.
The intricate patterns and muted colors of this elegant setup are perfect for the formal dinner or bridal affair.
Nothing screams summer quite like a lobster bake. Sturdy tablecloths in dark hues and nautically-inspired napkins are a must!
A dusty jewel-toned tablecloth emulates the surrounding of this woodsy scene. An assortment of tapered candles and a similarly hued centerpiece provide a heightening effect to the setting.
A playfully striped table cloth is topped with an eclectic selection of plates, carefully curated to match the whimsical yet stylish setting.
Upcycled bottles filled with leafy greens lend a soothing element to this outdoor table. Bread rolls paired with sprigs of rosemary are wrapped in twine, while a handful of pillar candles light the space.
Mini wooden cutting boards double as plates in this bucolic outdoor fete. Chic glassware in an assortment of colors and shapes instills a unique element.
A lengthy piece of hemp effortlessly draped along the center of the table makes for an impromptu cover for the outdoor setup. Bowls of fresh fruits and veggies sit aside the dinner courses in true summer form.
An eclectic cluster of planters, vases, and even fruit, instill a dynamic effect to the dinner table. Start things off with a little something sweet – we won’t tell – and pair the guests’ placeholder cards with a cookie or two.
Set the table with fully formed dahlias, baskets of citrus, and plain white dishware.
When you can’t quite settle on the florals for a party, why not just get them all? These assorted bunches share a set of similar hues, even complementing the palette of the dining table and chairs!
Set a single palm on each plate as a placeholder for an unexpected pop of color for the modern table. We’re loving the caged florals in the center!
Bright yellow chairs channel the vibrant aesthetic of summer, providing a cheery complement to the dark wooden table. Though we must admit, the full-bodied centerpiece garland definitely does steal the show.
Matte black plates and sleek gold flatware elevate an otherwise bare table, contributing a more refined detail to the scene.
There’s nothing quite like brunch on a warm, summer morning. A simple linen table cloth outfitted with stark white plates and sleek metallic flatware are all the table could possibly need. Aside from the classic fare, of course.
Top a bare rustic table with an abundant floral garland that spans along the length of the setup. Pair the look with copper cups and plain white dinnerware.
We’re loving the matte finish of this rustic table, topped with sleek flatware and a strand of fresh apple branches.
Ditch the formal dining table in lieu of a more grounded approach. Yep, we went there. Line a low-set table on layers of cozy throws or rugs and complete the look with a bounty of pillows and floor cushions. Keep the actual decor of the table reserved, instead showing off the intricate pattern play of the floor pieces.
Menus scribed on rounds of craft paper complement this rustic scene. Recreate the look by incorporating in blush toned linens and similarly colored florals.
Succulents and tiny potted herbs sure make a good case for a centerpiece. Coupled with a macrame runner and rose-colored dishware, this eclectic setup is blissfully serene.
Brass and pink make for quite the pair! The pink-tinted, transparent glassware carries on the light and airy theme of the setting.
Florals caged in geometric wire cubes establish a rather industrialized element to the elegant formation of the table. An abundant arrangement of colorful ranunculi bring in color in a natural form.
We love the versatility of magnolia leaves. Their two-toned composition lends a natural contrast to the scene while establishing a vibrant floral accent against the wooden table.
Top a marble table with equally delicate plates and gold-washed flatware for a smooth and sleek finish.
Pair a rustic wooden table with a gray linen runner and top it with a loose string of greens. Scatter in a handful of florals for a colorful pop of contrast and display the evening’s courses in between.