We’re big fans of eating outdoors, and we don’t need much convincing to partake in midday cocktails in the sun. When you have nature as a co-conspirator, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to dress a table.
The key is layering. A beautiful wood-top table is ideal, obviously, but if yours is less easy on the eyes, just cover it with swathes of light, natural table linens. Keep it easy and playful: a linen tablecloth and soft cotton napkins work perfectly, and we like to throw a cool stripey runner down the middle to really pull it all together.