Monday Moodboards - Dining Al Fresco - 29th June 2020

This week's Monday moodboard is themed around dining al fresco! Yes, this country doesn't always have the BEST summer weather to contend with but you'll always remember those late night chinwags around a beautifully set table with candles burning and the slow hum of the world going to sleep. We've been so focused on 'bringing the outside in' through our interiors the last couple of years but I also really like to bring the indoors out, making a real effort when setting a table outdoors for friends and family to sit around. I've suggested a few of my favourite recent finds below but let me know yours too!

1. Gingham Tablecloths - with ruffles - Gingham and ruffles- what's not to love. I've had my eye on one of these for a while - a gorgeous statement piece that will transform a beaten up patio table.
Gingham linen tablecloth
Projecktityyny | Wes Gingham Frill Tablecloth in Mustard | £180

2. Servingware - The perfect serving platter for loading up a fresh green Summer salad, designed by Greek company THEMIS- Z
Serving Platter
The Kyma Porcelain Serving Platter made by Greek company THEMIS Z | €140 | THEMIS Z

3.Glassware - Add a fun, playful element with these colourful reed covers for simple glassware and a matching jug too!
Picnic tableware styling blog
The Conran Shop | Green Reed Tumbler | £12

Lifestyle Styling Blog
Matching jug from The Conran Shop | £65

4.This modern take on the classic wine glass shape with olive green stems are newly available from Habitat. Perfect for that ice cold Rose.
Glassware for a summer table
Bianca Set of 4 Wine Glasses with Green Stems | Habitat | £48

5.Bring the beach a little closer with these yellow fringed placemats.
Fringed Shell-Embellished Placemats | Sensi Studio| Available at Matches Fashion | £130 set of 2

6. Hurricane candle holders for when it get's a bit windy out there..
Madam Stoltz Hurricane Candle Holder
Hurricane Candle Holder | Madam Stoltz | Available on Trouva | £18.50

7.Stoneware plates - the perfect size for a tapas-style feast. Handmade in Edinburgh by AKU Ceramics.
AKU ceramics stoneware plate
Small Plate | £16 | AKU Ceramics

8.Beautiful, elegant brass salad servers from Ferm Living- now on SALE!
Ferm Living Salad Servers Brass
Ferm Living FEIN Salad Servers - Brass | Panik Design | On sale £18.62

9. My round up of the best, chic straw tote bags to carry everything in if you're taking your dinner to the woods

Straw beach bag lifestyle blog
Seagrass Beach Bag | £24.99 | H & M
Straw bag picnic
Falka Straw Bag | Becksondergaard | Available on Trouva | £67.49
tote bag
ALLINGTON EAST WEST Straw Tote Bag - Natural/Black | All Saints | £148

10. To crash out on and snooze after your feast - the Tinek Home white bamboo lounge bed
outdoor day bed
Tinek Home Bamboo Lounge Bed with White Mattress | tinekhome | €1126

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