Get The Look: 3 Ways to Style Your Summer Table

In summer months, dining al fresco is the way to go! The great outdoors creates a blank canvas for tablescape design. A breath of fresh air always invokes a feeling of calm and somehow makes the stress of life evaporate, even if it is just for an afternoon or evening.   We love to help our clients plan their summer soirees where meadows, gardens and ocean vistas define the event setting. Light airy hued linens, fresh country inspired florals and earthy succulents can accent the tables and provide the perfect décor for summer celebrations.

Below are three fresh tablescapes, and some Get The Look ideas for making this look your own. While Mosaic rents linens, for this GTL, we have partnered with Glassworks because some of our clients prefer to buy their china, glass and silver so they can use them throughout the season.


Beautiful Blue Toile

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Toile has been in style for hundreds of years. Gracing the tables of royalty in Europe in eras gone by and country clubs/B & B’s in the US today, this pattern has stood the test of time. Whether creating a bridal shower on a veranda, a ladies tea to celebrate a milestone, or just a family get together on a lazy summer day, toiles can create a relaxed, and airy environment to raise a glass and toast the day!

TOP ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): ANNA WEATHERLY POLKA GOLD DINNER PLATE; GLASSWORKS, ANNA WEATHERLY POLKA GOLD SALAD PLATE; GLASSWORKS, LINDEAN MILL OPTIC SHORT TUMBLER; GLASSWORKS, MARIO LUCA GIUSTI ROLLING STONE BLUE WATER GOBLET; GLASSWORKS, CASTILLE SILVER PLATE NAVY BLUE DINNER FORK; GLASSWORKS, CASTILLE SILVER PLATE NAVY BLUE DINNER KNIFE; GLASSWORKS

BOTTOM ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): NAVY FRENCH TOILE; MOSAIC, INC., WHITE COTTON WITH ROYAL THREAD TRIM NAPKIN; MOSAIC, INC., DELFT BLUE PORCELAIN NAPKIN RING; MOSAIC, INC., JULISKA DELFT BLUE FRIENDSHIP GIFT TRAY; GLASSWORKS, DARTINGTON CRYSTAL AURORA INK BLUE MEDIUM VASE, GLASSWORKS


 Butterfly Bliss

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Nothing reminds us more of summer than butterflies flitting among the flowers in the garden. In this tablescape we love how these graceful butterflies are juxtaposed against delicate black accents. As fashion trends are showcasing “unexpected pairings” more than ever this season, event décor has followed the lead.  While velvets are typically used in colder months, we are obsessed with incorporating this lush, gorgeous fabric in events this summer. For this look, we envisioned our Oatmeal Velvet complimenting these Mackenzie Childs butterfly plates to create a stunning look.

TOP ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): RICHARD GINORI BLACK WITH GOLD RIM CHARGER; GLASSWORKS, MACKENZIE-CHILDS BUTTERFLY GARDEN DINNER PLATE; GLASSWORKS, MARIO LUCA GIUSTI ST. MORITZ BLACK WINE GOBLET; GLASSWORKS, MACKENZIE-CHILDS BUTTERFLY GARDEN WINE COOLER; GLASSWORKS

BOTTOM ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): CASHMERE VELVET, MOSAIC, INC., BLACK HEMSTITCH NAPKIN; MOSAIC, INC., LARGE GOLD TASSEL NAPKIN RING; MOSAIC, INC., KOSTA BODA BRICK BLACK VOTIVE; GLASSWORKS, COUZON CONSUL GOLD PLATED FLATWARE; GLASSWORKS


Patriotic Party

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With Memorial Day quickly approaching, we know red, white and blue will be a theme used to celebrated family, community and our great nation.  This casual table-setting incorporates a sharp geometric print and uses red to accent the design.  This new take on old theme is fresh and fun, and would create the perfect backdrop for any backyard barbecue.

TOP ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): GIEN PONT AUX CHOUX BLEU CHARGER; GLASSWORKS, ROYAL LIMOGES NYMPHEA MARGAUX GOLD DINNER PLATE; GLASSWORKS, JULISKA EVERYDAY GLASSWARE ARABELLA RUBY FOOTED GOBLET; GLASSWORKS, WILLIAM YEOWARD LILLIAN COCKTAIL/CHAMPAGNE FLUTE; GLASSWORKS

BOTTOM ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): NAVY MYSTIQUE; MOSAIC, INC., WHITE WITH RUBY BORDER MICKI NAPKIN; MOSAIC, INC., RED BEAD WRAP NAPKIN RING; MOSAIC, INC., MARIO LUCA GIUSTI MARIA RED PITCHER; GLASSWORKS, NAMBE DAZZLE GOLD 5 PC PLACE SETTING; GLASSWORKS

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