We know there are still many rainy days ahead but we wanted to share a poolside dinner that you can easily recreate for any setting in the spring or summer.
Let’s start with the table setting.
You’ll want to create a cohesive color palette that speaks to the tone you are wanting to set for the evening. We like to play with colors that compliment the natural surroundings. For this set up we knew we wanted the tablescape to be neutral with pops of subtle color and let the florals be a focal point. Bring in a table cloth that is will be a grounding base. You’ll want this to be one color and slight texture or a subtle pattern. For ours, we chose a tablecloth that has a subtle pattern of light pin stripes.
In thinking out of what more we could “bring to the table” we decided to add a runner for layered depth. Sometimes you need to push your creative mind and see what other aspects you can bring to a design. Sometimes they turn out great and some just fall flat- but thats ok, trial and error!
Now that we have our base laid out let’s start adding the details.
We pulled in 2 wicker placemats and offset them from each other. The other 2 settings are resting on the tablecloth itself, to create diversity of texture. The dishware is a found set from Etsy that we absolutely loved, the maker is KJ Pottery. Our cutlery is from one of our absolute favorites, Sabre Paris. The darling little glasses are from Magnolia Home. Our brass candle stick set, candles and tablecloth are from Connected Goods.
Let’s talk about the floral arrangements for a second. Floral arrangements can really make a tablescape, event or interior stand out. These often time set the tone for the setting, the florals in a way tell the story. We wanted to create a dramatic but whimsical piece, and with that we made sure our tones were soft and whispy. The star of the arrangements are the Cream X-pression Roses, we were very particular in finding the right color for our table setting. The vintage gold undertone in these roses were perfect because they tied back to our pottery dishware. To compliment the roses we pulled in soft white Sweet Peas and ivory Scoop Scabiosas and Spirea branches that create an airy organic effect.
To really tie this dinner together we created a light food palette for our guests. We had an easy potato salad dish that included radish, sour cream, rosemary, olive oil and dill. We included little side dishes such as olives, bread, cheese and veggies. For dessert we made individual butter cakes garnished with cream, dried fruit and florals. As a pairing to our sweet little desserts was a bottle of Pinot Noir Rosé by Sophie James Wine.
If you decide to recreate this Poolside Dinner, please share your photos with us and tag us on instagram, we would love to show off your beautiful design too!