Look Love: How to Give Your Home a Floral Garden Party Feel
Why save floral patterns and pastel pops of color for your summer design scheme? You can embrace the flower power look all year round. All it takes is creative thinking and the perfect product arsenal. Follow these expert tips to get your garden party on.
INSIDE YOUR HOME
Be Inspired by Produce
Crisp white plates will never go out of style, but how cheery is dinnerware in tangerine orange and sweet corn yellow? It’s like eating your meal off of a sunset.
Leaf It to Serving Platters
For a deliciously stylish touch, present your cedar-plank salmon or citrus fruit spread on a peony- or palm-shaped platter. You can also leave it on the table as a centerpiece, or keep it in your bathroom as a catchall for lotions ‘n potions.
Create a Flower Arrangement…with Pillows
Make floral print pillows look just-picked by mixing them together, as you would fresh flowers. For example, combine a lush, oil-painting-inspired pillow with one that’s more romantic and ethereal. Your couch will look in bloom all year.
- 19-Inch Outdoor Throw Pillow in Flower Power I
- Waverly® Sonnet Sublime 20-Inch Square Throw Pillow in Jewel
OUTSIDE YOUR HOME
Repurpose Indoor Pieces
Turn your back patio into an extended great room, by placing a pair of nesting tables next to the grill for dinner prep. Let a decorative garden stool serve double-duty as an extra chair when a surprise guest arrives, so the stage is already set for fun.
Take a Colorful Risk
Go as bold as the tulips or bougainvilleas blooming nearby, and opt for outdoor furniture in eye-catching colors. A Sunday barbeque or Friday night sangria-fest will feel even more festive.
Light Up the Night
Dinner under the stars sounds oh-so-romantic, until you can’t see what you’re eating. Place tea lights in tumblers, so you don’t have to worry about wind. Create an enchanting effect by hanging colored pendants lights over your outdoor dining table.