We love making the most of the summer for garden lunches and outdoor entertaining and Birdie is often asked how to create a really impactful yet simple and stylish table setting outside.
The range that we particularly love to use is our fun and vibrant Aakaar collection. The bold colours and statement geometric prints work so well outdoors and the entire range has a casual, unfussy feel that is ideal for this type of setting. We tend to colour block when using Aakaar but lots of our clients like to mix and match for a really vibrant and interesting look! This works particularly well if you need to combine colours together to tie in with an existing dinner service for example.
For a fresh, clean style try using our block printed runner in green with rhombus or striped placemats and co-ordinating napkins. Using three different prints in the same colour is an easy way of creating a strong scheme that looks modern without trying too hard. For a simple centre arrangement, mix vases or votives in an organic group along the middle of the table. For a small table, fill just one large vase with flowers or herbs and leave the others empty or fill all of a range of small vases with flowers, foliage or herbs in different heights and tones.
To take the look through to the evening pre-prepare some of the smaller empty votives with tealights which can be lit as the light falls. This creates a wonderfully atmospheric look for the evening.