Fresh Table Setting Ideas from Katie of Modern Eve

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Outdoor Table Setting Ideas with Katie of Modern Eve

The Apron Blog is thrilled to introduce a new series, Style Challenge, featuring some of our favorite bloggers from around the web. We challenge our guest bloggers to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using a single Home Depot product as a starting point.  

To kick off spring, Katie Anderson of Modern Eve shares her ideas  for preparing a gorgeous outdoor table setting using the Thomasville Palmetto Estates 7-Piece Patio Dining Set as her foundation. 

Colorful table setting with the Thomasville Palmetto Estates Dining Set

Longer days and rising temperatures remind me to get outside and enjoy my patio. I love dining alfresco, whether for a Saturday brunch, a quick weeknight dinner, or Friday night steaks on the grill. When we landscaped our backyard a couple of years ago, it was important for me to plan a space for outdoor entertaining, including a well-defined dining space. We poured large concrete pavers (which will soon be filled in with green moss) and have been looking for the perfect dining set to complete our space. We were very excited to receive our new patio table and chairs, the Thomasville Palmetto Estates 7-Piece Patio Dining Set, from The Home Depot. It’s modern and neutral, which allows me to dress it up depending on the occasion.

Today I’m sharing an outdoor brunch table setting idea, inspired by my favorite colors of the season, coral and mint. The color palette is refreshing, like a cold glass of lemonade, but also warm and inviting. I started with a mint colored pitcher and bread basket, which I already had, along with a glass pitcher and summer drink glasses. I paired these with some coral placemats and accent plates. My talented friend Angie from Posh Floral put together three gorgeous floral arrangements which included peonies, pincushions, and succulents. I have to say, I love how it turned out.

Colorful table setting, designed by Modern Eve

Just because it’s a small brunch doesn’t mean you can’t dress up the table a bit. I’m always layering and love texture, so I pulled in woven and rattan chargers to rest on the placemats. For a fun little detail, I decided to DIY some dotted napkins with fabric dye. I wanted to bring in more mint from my color palette, but I was having trouble finding the right shade of napkin to complement my table setting. Using Rit Dye and a round sponge, I decorated some flour sack kitchen towels to use as napkins.

Outdoor entertaining ideas (featuring the Thomasville Palmetto Estates Dining Set)

Table setting ideas: coral and mint color palette

Katie Anderson of Modern Eve

I had so much fun planning this casual brunch, but I know I’ll be using this space all summer long. Follow me on Modern-Eve.com to see what else I come up with.

Photography by Kelsey Foster
Florals by Posh Floral

 

 

Thanks, Katie for the beautiful table setting ideas! Take a look at everything you need for outdoor living at The Home Depot, including a wide range of gorgeous patio furniture and accessories.

Editor’s Note: Style Challenge is a series of posts from guest bloggers who aim to bring you fresh inspiration and ideas for your home and garden using a single Home Depot product as a starting point. Katie received the patio set from The Home Depot, but The Home Depot provided no other compensation. The opinions and ideas Katie expressed are her own.

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  3. Diane D says:

    Katie, this is a beautiful table arrangement…very colorful and inviting; however I might also suggest another idea for displaying the large bouquet of flowers>>to use a glass pitcher and after filling it with water, also fill it with lots and lots of sliced limes (in your case since you have the coral/mint theme) – or filling it with sliced lemons is equally stunning. Adding a large bouquet of assorted flowers to drape over the rim completes the look.