Its true – summer is over! The cool crisp days of Fall are well and truly here, but if you’re lucky and depending on where you live, you just might be able to recreate the magic of an al fresco dinner for one last magical time!
Saffron Marigold’s playful new print – Chasing Butterflies – will bring back all the joy of a summer evening.
Printed on a milky white ground, this print captures the exuberance of summer with its bountiful palette of raspberry, melon, olive green, ochre and sky blue. Use them with some or all of the ideas we have for you, and you’ll provide your dinner guests with an unforgettable summer evening.
The print is so eye catching, non print solid curtains will complement them without distracting from them. Overstock.com has two great options available in red and ivory – faux silk curtains which shimmer and fall graciously to the floor or a pintuck diamond design in a generous 95″ length. If you’re looking for an elegant, refined ambience, then my suggestion would be the ivory, if you are looking to add some drama and excitement to the room, then the red color would be the way to go.
Table setting, glassware:
These warm honey brown finish chargers from Crate and Barrel will be the perfect backdrop for the red dinner plates from Tag2u.com. A vibrant cherry red with a potter’s finish, they will look amazing on the Chasing Butterflies linens. Keep the glassware simple – these Margarita glasses from World Market have just a hint of the colors on the linens, but at the same time stand on their own.
Napkins and napkin rings:
Chasing Butterflies has their own delicate napkins, in a more muted pattern so these fabulous Fall inspired napkin rings from Pottery Barn will do amazing things to the table decor. I know we’re trying to recreate summer and forget that Fall is here, but who can pass up these beautiful napkin rings??? Plus, you can use them with almost all your Fall linens!
What a stunning addition to the dining room this clear glass pendant will be! Reminiscent of old industrial lamps, but given a new glamorous avatar for the modern day. The charming Mia table lamps available in a choice of either a white or paprika base, will add a quirky fun touch to a sideboard or buffet. And for added light and interest, the French inspired hand forged wall sconce from Arcadian Lighting will not only add a little French vibe, but will cast some beautiful shadows all around for a soft romantic look.
Wall art, tapestries:
A great idea from Better Homes and Gardens for wall art is this creative wall plaque. Using natural and found leaves, it brings in some lovely reds and russet colors. And for a truly glam idea, how about this botanical wall tapestry from Arcadian Lighting? Echoing the same sky blue and raspberry hues of the linens, and at a generous 27″ x 53″. its a show stopper!
Table runner and centerpiece ideas:
The crowning glory:
And if you happen to find some blueberries and raspberries still lingering on your grocery store shelves, then here is a super simple way to impress your guests with this delicious Coconut Creme Brulee! It says summer, its French and its fabulous!
See how easy it was to bring back summer??? And for a flirty fun approach to decorating your bath with this print, do come back next week! For room-by-room decorating ideas using Chasing Butterflies, do read this!