Good morning! I’m slightly reluctant to peek through the curtains today given that the sun has been a little shy these past few days, but seeing as this month is all about outdoor living, I’m pushing ahead and being optimistic!

This summer we’re seeing a strong presence of beautiful, Mediterranean blues in tableware – a trend I’m really happy to see. On a balmy summer evening, what could be better than to invite our friends for a picnic in the garden and transform ourselves to the French Riviera…

Blue Summer

 |1| Indigo platter | M&S |2| Ikat bread plate | Zara Home  |3| Jessica Lantern | John Lewis  |4| & |5| Hand-blown glasses | Howkapow  |6| Tribal Stripe Navy napkins | Great.ly  |7| Waves napkin set | LEIF |8| Blue Wick Weave blanket | Zara Home

Combine tones of blue, from deep cobalt to rich azure with interesting textures-woven throws, thick cottons and smooth glazes. My latest obsession is the humble napkin. Such a small touch makes a huge different to a tablescape and I’ve just started stocking Hallie Gray’s striking Tribal Stripes in my Great.ly store. Aren’t they stylish?

The beauty of this look is that nothing is too matchy and try-hard. It’s an effortless style, don’t you think? Now, pass me the mezze platter…

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