Dining Al Fresco

There is nothing I love more on a gorgeous spring evening than enjoying our dinner outside. The weather is perfect and it makes the meal more special. I even have quite a few sets of dinnerware specifically for outdoor dining, and I love making the table look just as special as the one inside.

 Beth Lindsey Interior Design

Beth Lindsey Interior Design

For example, since the outdoor spaces at the house I worked on with Drew Scott for Brother vs. Brother on HGTV was on the water, I used "water colors" of blues and greens. I also used napkin holders with small turtles to add a little coastal whimsy.

 Beth Lindsey Interior Design

Beth Lindsey Interior Design

If you let nature be your guide, you can't go wrong. I love this table designed with magnolia leaves, and individual pots of herbs for the guests.

 The Everyday Hostess

The Everyday Hostess

You can be even more whimsical outside than you can inside your home. I am crazy for this low table with pillows for seats - it creates a fun boho vibe!

 Jessica Capstick

Jessica Capstick

But dining al fresco doesn't have to be so over the top. Think about designing your table around a single color - but always include some form of greenery or florals. After all, you're out in nature!

 I Spy

I Spy

For more fun ideas, see my Tablescapes pinboard!

Warmly,

Beth