Iznik hand-painted bowl, $24.99
What is the perfect setting for summer entertaining? The key elements are comfort and rustic elegance, plus a certain easy-breeziness. Talia's winning formula involves a burlap cloth, gold flatware and a marble cheeseboard. Here's how you can get the look:Talia is one of those hostesses who is totally at ease and relaxed and yet somehow manages to pull off a flawless dinner party. Her table setting perfectly reflected this combination in its chic and rustic elements. A burlap tablecloth and sweet plaid napkins were naive counterpoints to matte gold flatware and a simple marble cheese board for charcuterie.
The purple and orange buds in vintage vases picked up on the napkin print and the colorful Iznik pattern on the tiny bowls, while the glimmering flatware was matched by champagne bubbling away in flutes. Obviously it helps that the food was both simple and scrumptious and that the outdoor setting was balmy and verdant — the perfect summer evening.
If you want to put together a similar summer dinner party, you can follow the same formula:
Burlap cloth, $1.40/yard from the Online Fabric StoreMadras napkins, £3 from HabitatMadras napkins, $20 from Nancy's LinensLinea Ice Oro flatware, $109 from Gretel HomeMarble Cheese Board, $29 from Pottery BarnIznik design hand-painted bowl, $24.99 from Gusto IstanbulMini Flea Market Lantern, $2.50 from Crate and BarrelSet of mixmatched vintage green glass bud vases, $28.50 from MorrellDecor on Etsy
Just add prosecco!
Images: As linked above.