Outdoor Entertaining

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Los Angeles in the summer is synonymous with outdoor entertaining. Everyone wants to be outside enjoying friends and family, and there is no better city to do it in! And you don’t need to have a huge backyard to host a summer party, in fact some of the best spaces are intimate and charming. It’s not the size that matters but the details.

Here are a few tips to create an enchanting summer soiree….

1. Eclectic Tablescape

Whether you have a make shift card table set up or an elegant farm table, have fun with the tabletop. Mix and match colors, textures and decorate with fruits, vegetables or even herbs. Remember to keep it interesting and unexpected.

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2. Potted Plants

Even though you may be outdoors, keep the green alive everywhere! Potted plants on a patio or where you are serving drinks look chic and charming. They remind us that we are lucky enough to be enjoying the weather!

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3. Bohemian Vibe

There is something about the great outdoors that takes us back to our roots. Try to create a space that works with nature and is casual and comfortable. A space where your guests want to kick off their shoes and stay awhile.
Pillows, colorful blankets and layers of texture are great ways to create an interesting and relaxing atmosphere

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Design Tip:
Don’t be discouraged to entertain just because you don’t have a vast outdoor space.  A small table on a balcony with a sensational tablecloth will do just fine . The summers in Los Angeles are about you, your friends and the outdoors…. enjoy it!

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