08 May

dream dining & entertaining outdoors

Hostess with the Mostess: Dream Outdoor DiningSummer is quickly approaching – and in the world of entertaining that means we get to start taking our get-togethers from the dining table to the patio table! Poolside cocktail parties, Sunday afternoon BBQ’s, and kick-back backyard dinner parties – complete with frosty beverages of course – are just a couple of the perks that the warmer weather brings.

Some of you may already have that great backyard with tons of open space to fill with lots of fantastic outdoor furniture and friends – and some may just have to plan for “one day” (you know, when you hit the jackpot in Vegas, get that hefty promotion, or hit it big with that genious invention of yours). In any case, it’s fun to dream! Here are some ultra-cool outdoor settings that I personally find dreamy for entertaining…

{pictured above and below: modern outdoor furnishings from Design Within Reach} above: Bubble Club Sofa ($889 ea), Prince Aha Stool $(87 ea), and Luau Portable Lamps ($250 ea); below: Primary Pouf benches ($330 ea) and Jellyfish Chairs and Ottomans ($600/set)

Hostess with the Mostess: Dream Outdoor Dining{pictured below: contemporary outdoor furnishings from West Elm – click here to view all}

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maggie SAYS:

DWR is soooo cool! I’ll have to dream for now – maybe one day!

May 8, 2007 at 9:12 am

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May 8, 2007 at 9:14 am

lisa m SAYS:

love that west elm “trellis” look. Reminds me of the new stuff at Target.

May 8, 2007 at 9:50 am

Fradet Fine art SAYS:

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May 8, 2007 at 11:47 am

Becky SAYS:

I like the lamps.. do you think they could handle a slight rain and/or sprinklers?

May 8, 2007 at 2:31 pm

hiphostess SAYS:

Hi Becky –

Just chatted with DWR and they said that the lamps “are water resistent but they we wouldn’t recommend leaving them out in a downpour.” Hope that helps :)

May 8, 2007 at 2:44 pm

Maryam in Marrakesh SAYS:

I love that all white look for outdoors. So fresh. Wonder how it wears over time. Hmmm…

May 10, 2007 at 1:37 am

** Terramia ** SAYS:

yummm! love this time of year…

May 11, 2007 at 12:17 am
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