Homes & Gardens

29 Ways To Create A Beautiful Summer Table

The sun is shining: it’s time to take your feast al fresco.

The longed-for moment that we can go outside for breakfast, elevenses, lunch, aperitivo hour and dinner is, happily, upon us. And since, in this country, one can never know for sure how long that window will stay open, we intend to take full advantage by ensuring that our outdoor table is worthy of any Mediterranean idyll. If you don’t have an outside space? We say shunt your table up to your biggest window and throw it wide. From beautiful linen tablecloths to huge ceramic salad bowls to enamelware: this is our summer table edit.

By Nancy Alsop
June 2020


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Central Living

Nomade Salad Bowl, Large, £81.50

Labour and Wait

Marbled Enamel Mug, from £9


Jasper Morrison Round Tray Set, £89

Rowen & Wren

Plaster Pink Linen Tablecloth, £82

Sophie Conran

White Wine Glasses, Set of Two, £32.50

Garden Trading

Portmore Carafe, £17.60

Summerill and Bishop

Alphabet Linen Napkin in Sky Blue

Rowen & Wren

Libbi Enamel Plate, £16

John Lewis

Everdure by Heston Blumenthal CUBE Portable Charcoal BBQ, Orange, £149

Sophie Conran

Food Cover, £38


Botanical Vine Candle (Med)

Closet and Botts

Chunky Chopping Board, £26


Green Ceramic Cup Medium, £18; Small, £15


Mango Wood Board, Various Sizes, from £11.50

Not On The High Street

Seagrass/Jute Tablemats from Green Tulip, £3.50 each

Freight HHG

Bread Knife, £28


Grind Salt Grinder, £75

Rockett St George

Beurre Glass Dish, £18


Oil and Vinegar Set, £90


Duralex Picardie Tumbler in Green, £3.50

Summerill and Bishop

7-Piece Cutlery Set in Stainless Steel, £114

The Conran Shop

Salad Servers in Oak, £25

David Mellor

Felicity Irons Rush Bread Basket, £72

The White Company

Natural Piped Seat Pads, Set of 4, £90

Pentreath and Hall

Wide Stripe Tablecloth, Caramel, £175

Sophie Conran

Demeter Extra Large Platter, £58


Tumbler Collection Optical Happy O, £50


Nugola Leather Wine Carry, £250

David Mellor

Serve Footed Bowl, £55

Nancy Alsop


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