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Ambience Hospitality: Craft A Charming Summer Tablescape

Summer embodies the spirit of celebration, making it an ideal time for social gatherings. This month, we’re offering tips for a Summer get-together. Whether it’s a lively New Year celebration or an intimate Summer Dinner soiree, we’ve curated seasonally-inspired suggestions to craft a charming Summer Tablescape with the perfect finds from Ambience.

1. Setting the Scene

Summer calls for a light and airy feel. Consider table runners or linens that exude a breezy feel, be it a formal indoor setting or a more relaxed outdoor gathering. Printed and embroidered tablecloths, especially those with whimsical designs, are in vogue. Opt for crisp white for a formal touch or linen for subtle sophistication.

2. Flourishing with Florals

No summer tablescape is complete without vibrant florals. Adorn your table with an array of fresh, colourful blooms. Think pincushion proteas, ranunculus, sweetpeas, or even bulb flowers like tulips and daffodils. Dried hydrangeas in lively tones can also add a zest to your decor. Use Schott Zwiesel’s crystal vases to play with light and colour, offering a stunning display.

3. Captivating Centrepieces

The centrepiece is the focal point of a Summer tablescape. Get creative with elements that encapsulate the season:

  • Floral Fantasy: Mix fresh spring flowers in various vases or jars for an eclectic look.
  • Green Enchantment: Opt for potted plants or succulents for a lush and understated display.
  • Elevated Elegance: Consider tall vases with long-stemmed flowers like calla lilies for a touch of sophistication.

4. Summer Fruits’ Charm

Incorporate fresh fruits into your tablescape. Use them as decorative elements, garnishes for drinks, or part of the meal. Fresh strawberries, lemons, and oranges can add a colourful touch. Consider using oranges and lemons with their leaves attached as fantastic centrepieces. If not for decoration, integrate them into your dessert for a burst of freshness.

5. Embrace Nature’s Elements

Introduce natural and organic elements to your table setting. Wooden platters, stone, ceramic finishes, or earthenware can evoke the great outdoors. Consider using Craster’s tabletop plinths in wooden finishes or Aida Raw’s teak serving boards for a touch of visual contrast.

6. Palette of Summer Colours

Reflect the beauty of the season through soft, pastel shades reminiscent of blooming flowers. Embrace colours like blush pinks, minty greens, buttery yellows, and sky blues, creating a serene and welcoming atmosphere.

7. Tableware Elegance

The right choice of tableware sets the tone for your table’s aesthetic:

  • Playful Plates: Opt for plates with delicate floral patterns or pastel hues for a relaxed ambience.
  • Elegant Glassware: Crystal or tinted glassware complements your colour palette, adding a touch of sophistication.
  • Chic Cutlery: Elevate the overall look with elegant silver or gold-toned flatware that matches the ambience of your event.

8. Whimsical Accents

Small touches make a big impact. Consider folding cloth napkins into decorative shapes or using napkin rings adorned with summer motifs like butterflies or blossoms. Create personalized name cards using potted plants or paper cutouts of flowers, and add a warm ambience with scented candles in summer-inspired scents.

9. Final Flourishes

Enhance the sensory experience with uplifting music and fresh Summer scents. Integrate natural elements like wooden trays or woven baskets for added tranquility.

Styling a Summer tablescape is an ode to embracing the beauty of the season. With careful consideration of colours, floral arrangements, tableware, and small whimsical accents, your guests will be enchanted by the captivating ambience you’ve crafted. Let your creativity bloom and transform your dining space into a welcoming haven.

Shop the look at Ambience Hospitality and create a memorable summer celebration!

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