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    Swanky summer entertaining

    by  • August 24, 2010 • Best of the rest • 2 Comments

    The bank holiday is fast approaching, so why not celebrate the end of summer with a garden party? The weather may not look great, but I’m prepared to throw caution to the wind (and ignore the weather forecast) one last time!

    So if you’re keeping your fingers crossed like me, you may want to check out these alfresco dining ideas from Homes & Gardens

    Smart gazebo - Alfresco dining - Homes & Gardens

    Smart gazebo - Alfresco dining - Homes & Gardens

    A romantic Indian-style tent makes a fabulous venue for outdoor dining. Using a circular tableĀ  ensures a sociable feel, while cushions add extra comfort.

    Relaxed terrace - Alfresco dining - Homes & Gardens

    Relaxed terrace - Alfresco dining - Homes & Gardens

    Simple good-quality tableware is key to this informal outdoor arrangement. I love the mix of textures (rustic chickenwire, natural wicker and chunky wood) – it creates a gorgeous French-country feel.

    Smart gazebo - Alfresco dining - Homes & Gardens

    Smart gazebo - Alfresco dining - Homes & Gardens

    Brighten up a simply monochrome palette with a twist of colour. Use bright napkins and flowers to keep the look fresh.

    Need more alfresco dining ideas? Hop on to Homesandgardens.com for hundreds of inspirational schemes.

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