I have to be honest, after sitting at my desk to compose this summer table setting look, it’s going to be hard to stay working behind my computer instead of looking for an umbrella to sit underneath. I completely fell in love with these Business and Pleasure Co. Umbrellas*, which come in so many different colors. The fringes and the wood finish of the pole are just so delicate and instantly put me in a vacation mood. 

I think any table setting (granted this is not a full table setting in the classic sence) should have a general color and material palette, but I think especially in summer it should be fun. I picked a mixture of different materials and patterns – polka dots on the glasses, organic shapes on the salt and pepper shakers, stripes on the umbrella and chequers on the table cloth – for a fun effect that personally makes me happy.

I think a table cloth with a pattern is great as well because you don’t necessarily need to iron it. I personally hate ironing and don’t mind wrinkly table cloths, but ever since someone pointed out on one of my Instagram pictures that I really should iron my table cloth it’s something I started thinking about way too much. 

In my current apartment, there is a dining table for everyone to use, so I have the luxury to decorate an outdoor table there. I can’t wait to be back in at the Belgian house as well, as I think this round dining table is the perfect setting for an outdoor dinner.

Business and Pleasure Co. Umbrella – Navy Stripes – € 187*

Chequered table cloth in white and blue from H&M Home – € 19.99*

Wild flower bowl from San Raphael – € 15*

Set of 4 tumbler glasses with blue dots from Pols Potten – € 55*

Salt* and Pepper* shakers from Arket – € 12

Cutlery set of 4 from Sabre Paris – € 20*

Orga Rattan Tray from House Doctor – €69*


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