TAKE YOUR SUMMER ENTERTAINING OUTDOORS

June 26, 2015

Move the fun outside ~

 

Now that summer is officially here, school is out and vacations are in full swing – why not enjoy entertaining at home in your own private oasis?  Any outdoor space will do – a patio, gazebo, beach or pool.

 

There’s no need to keep the party indoors this summer!  Your guests will feel like they’ve gone on vacation and you’ll be the talk of the neighborhood.

 

We’ve made entertaining your guests even easier with a few ideas from our unique hand crafted product line – taking the guess work out of how to accessorize your table and bar.  How many times have you seen great ideas in a magazine spread but couldn’t find all the home decor items without driving to a dozen stores?

 

This summer let your imagination soar!

 

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Summer is perfect for gathering around the table to celebrate life and enjoy friends. Listen to the ocean waves, a song belted out on your iPhone or pull out a guitar for a little musical enchantment to entertain you and your guests. Kouboo’s rattan 3-tier server can accommodate appetizers, fruits, silverware and such for more vertical space on the table or buffet. Photos: BeautifullySeasideEntertaining and Kouboo LLC

 

 

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This tranquil courtyard provides the perfect atmosphere for a morning cup of Joe with your neighbor, afternoon tea or an intimate gathering of friends for a cocktail and pot luck. Photo: Courtyard Dining

 

 

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Outdoor entertaining can always use a space for liquid refreshments to be served along with a cooking corner for dishing up a  BBQ dinner. Photos: L to R – Pinterest and The Creativity Exchange

 

 

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A fabulous new trend the last few years has been bringing the outdoors in, and vice versa. This accordion style wall folds back to allow the pool decking to feel as though it’s a part of the home. Photo: Houzz

 

 

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If you are more into an active entertaining lifestyle why not install an outdoor bowling alley in your backyard or take on the Italian sport of bocci ball? Photos: Pinterest

 

 

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This photo says it all… Sipping a nice crisp drink while chatting with friends and watching the sunset…. ahhh…. Photo: DustJacketAttic.Blogspot

 

 

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Add a little whimsy and atmosphere with candles and lanterns! Photos: L to R – Kouboo and Pottery Barn

 

 

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East Coast or West Coast – it doesn’t make a difference as long as you can entertain outdoors! Enjoy a casual spread as you look out over a beautiful landscape. Photo: Pinterest

 

 

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Inviting friends and planning the menu is only part of the joy of entertaining! Creating a festive and inspiring tablescape brings out the imagination! Use our nito placemat as a charger and added texture to your place setting. Photos: L to R – Seascape Table Decor and Kouboo

 

 

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This inviting courtyard may not have an ocean view but the pizza oven and soothing space make up for it in spades! Photo: Air Spaces UK

 

 

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For the romantic in all of us – this bohemian gazebo with gauzy curtains, Capiz Seashell curtain strands, and comfy pillows only add to this breathtaking scenery! Photos: L to R – Kouboo and Designs By Hemmingway

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed imagining new ways of entertaining outdoors as much as we did!  Please follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for more fabulous home decor ideas!

 

Please feel free to comment or suggest topics you’d like to see for future blog posts!  ENJOY!!