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Fourth of July DIY: An Easy-Breezy Blueberry-Inspired Tablecloth by David Stark

Here’s a DIY tablecloth for Fourth of July that’s so easy that truly anyone—from kindergarteners to the arts-and-crafts-averse—can make it. Perhaps best of all? It’s blessedly understated, which means it can have a life well after the fireworks are over. You don’t need any tools (just a couple new pencils, a box, fabric, and some paint) to make this blueberries-inspired DIY tablecloth. Why blueberries? Aside from the apple, is there a more American fruit? Besides, “July is prime time for this se...
Tags: Books, David, Brooklyn, Diy Projects, Blue, Michael, Patmos, David Stark, Fourth of July, Outdoor Dining, Corrie Hogg, Tablecloths, Outdoor Entertaining, Barn Light Electric Company, Susie Montagna, Martha Stewart Crafts


Picnic Ready

I’m meeting my best friend from college on Thursday, we’re headed to Napa for a picnic and to soak up some sunshine since spring as finally arrived. Relaxing with wine and good conversation is just about the best thing in life and I’m looking forward to catching up with her, we haven’t seen each other in over a year. Picnics on a warm day also make for a great date! Grab your sweetheart, pack a few edibles, and head into the great outdoors for some sunshine and laughter. Are you picnic ready? ...
Tags: Crafts, Outdoors, Outdoor, Napa, Outdoor Entertaining


Expert Advice: How to Set a Table the French Way

A table, like a bed, is one of those things it’s easy to over-style, smoothing linens to perfection and setting flatware just so. But in long, languid summer evenings in particular, we much prefer the undone look mastered by the French, with perfectly imperfect tablecloths; unkempt, not-too-arranged flowers; and plenty of candles. But even tables that look unfussy follow a few guiding principles. For help, we consulted French florist Laetitia Mayor of @flóresie and ceramist Sarah Van Raden of Po...
Tags: Books, France, French, Portland Oregon, Mayor, Entertaining, Expert Advice, Tabletop, Dining Tables, Tablescapes, French Style, Notary Ceramics, Outdoor Entertaining, Laetitia Mayor, Sarah Van Raden, Chikae Howland


Editors’ Picks: 10 Summer Tabletop Finds for Under $25

No need to get fancy. Here are some low-commitment life enhancers for entertaining indoors and out. Above: Ikea’s new Egendom Enamel Plates are $3.99 each. (For a slightly more upscale version, we also like the Falcon enamelware Plate Set; $37.50 for a set of four.) Go to our Enamelware dossier for more ideas. Above: Julie’s favorite Ikea discovery of late: The clear glass 365+ Pitcher with Cork Lid; $7.99. Another easy way to serve drinks: Sarah keeps a stash of clear-glass wine bottles...
Tags: Books, London, Etsy, India, Portugal, Ikea, Sarah, Glassware, Tabletop, Tableware, Michelle, Julie, Beach Style, Remodelista, Indoor/Outdoor Living, Tiina


Expert Advice: How to Set a Table like a Frenchwoman

A table, like a bed, is one of those things it’s easy to over-style, smoothing linens to perfection and setting flatware just so. But in long, languid summer evenings in particular, we much prefer the undone, imperfect look mastered by Frenchwomen, with perfectly imperfect tablecloths; unkempt, not-too-arranged flowers; and plenty of candles. But even tables that look unfussy follow a few guiding principles. For guidance, we consulted French florist Laetitia Mayor of @flóresie and ceramist Sarah...
Tags: Books, France, French, Portland Oregon, Mayor, Entertaining, Expert Advice, Tabletop, Dining Tables, Tablescapes, French Style, Notary Ceramics, Outdoor Entertaining, Laetitia Mayor, Sarah Van Raden, Chikae Howland


Beyond the Barbecue: 14 Streamlined Kitchens for Outdoor Cooking

Spotted lately: fully equipped outdoor kitchens for plein air dining (no trips to the indoor fridge or sink required). Here’s our roundup of standout examples. Above: An indoor/outdoor kitchen in Todos Santos, Mexico, via photographer Laure Joliet. See more of the house at A Soulful Casita in Todos Santos, Mexico, for a French Aesthete. Above: An indoor/outdoor kitchen in South Carolina by architect Heather A. Wilson (see more in Holiday at Home, Charleston Edition and the accompanying S...
Tags: Books, Matthew Williams, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sydney, Ikea, Outdoor Spaces, South Carolina, Kitchens, Napa Valley, Steven Harris, Red Hook Brooklyn, Nichols Canyon, Bates Masi Architects, 10 Favorites


The Summer Kitchen: 16 Favorite Indoor/Outdoor Kitchens from the Remodelista Archives

Consider it an upgrade from the window above the sink: kitchens that open fully to the outdoors, letting in summer breezes while you cook and encouraging dinners that spill onto the lawn in good weather (and back inside when the evening gets chilly). Here are 16 favorites. Above: Sliding glass doors, set on a corner and with hidden drains, connect outdoor dining space to kitchen in A Modern Farmhouse Kitchen in SF designed by Malcolm Davis. Above: In a tiny indoor/outdoor kitchen, slidin...
Tags: Books, Wales, California, Uncategorized, Brooklyn, Hawaii, Sydney, Devon, Kitchens, Upstate New York, Elizabeth Roberts, Fort Greene, MALLORCA Spain, Gardenista, Barbara Bestor, Indoor/Outdoor Living