Everybody loves a dinner party but you know what’s better than a dinner party? A garden party. All the fun of a dinner party but in the well-tended outdoors and, if the BBC weather app hasn’t failed you, with lashings of sunshine and warm weather. And like most things in life, a little extra effort can take the enjoyment a lot further. That’s why we like to pull out all the stops with our table settings.
Our flower-delivering friends at Floom feel the same. So they asked a bunch of their florists to create floral table arrangements inspired by our most summer-garden-party-friendly table setting sets. Take inspiration, take the dining table outside, and take a seat.
Jungle Bloom Our perennially popular Jungle Bloom print by fashion designer Matthew Williamson partners with this alluring cornflower display by Wabana. So get the table ready for a wild night out (at the back of the house) with colour-popping crockery and napkins to match your blooms and menus. To highlight the blues, you could also try this arrangement with our Midsummer suite.
Paradise Florals Design by Nature have created an exotic display to complement our Paradise Florals menus from illustrator Emma Block. Let the flowers and menus do the talking and keep the table linens and china pared back in neutral greys, faded greens and finish with shimmery gold cutlery.
Blooming Peonies Big, bold and pastel pink – Studio Smudge’s glorious arrangement of stunning peonies, sweet peas, irises and trailing passion flower tendrils alongside Emma Block’s gorgeous, watercolour menu design is a match made in dusky, summer-skied heaven.
Cordelia Decorate the table with rich green foliage and earthy ceramics, grab a bottle of rosato, a bowl of olives and head for the Tuscan hills (in spirit at least) with this Italian-inspired print by Peggy & Kate. Just ignore the rattle of the Overground in the background.
Duchess Garden Mint Matthew Williamson's Duchess Garden Mint design and English Flower Arrangement's equally vivid floral display make a perfect match for an exceedingly English garden party. This arrangement deserves a daring table setting, so be bold with colourful linens and accessories – we love these pink glasses!