Desert Chic Festive Summer Patio Tablescape Decor

The 2016 Zac Posen Pinot Grigio bottle for Ecco Domani Wine is so pretty, it’s perfect for Summer soirees as well as all the upcoming holiday celebrations. The metallic dots in gold, rose gold, silver, and black, make it an excellent choice for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve table settings, AND having a designer bottle of wine on your table makes it all the more fabulous, don’t you think? I mean, JUST LOOK AT IT!

 

To make my table summer appropriate though, I thought I’d stick with an eclectic bohemian theme I’ve been leaning towards with many of my recent Ecco Domani posts. I generally love to incorporate tons of textured flowers and colors in my tablescapes, but grabbing inspiration from the bottle, I kept it pretty neutral using subtle desert colors like brown and gold and ivory with my blue striped rugs as the background.

So I took my tablescape from my dining room and out to my patio to create a fun and desert-inspired look that incorporates rustic elements with refined, mixed textures to reflect both worlds, succulents and air plants to infuse a desert vibe.

While I originally thought I’d use a tablecloth as my backdrop, the shelf under my patio coffee table became the ultimate rustic background, and better than any tablecloth option I could think of. I love that having most of the decor beneath the table and showing through, offers more table space for food and wine on top, while adding a great, layered effect for decor.

I sprinkled gold sequins along the glass top of the table for a little sparkle atop the desert backdrop and to bring out the metallics in the Zac Posen bottle.

My blue rugs popping from below it all add another desert element; the sky, of course!

While I have plenty of seating on my patio, I wanted a few seats that were closer to the table and my faux cowhide ottomans were the perfect match. I flanked my table with one on either side and set a vintage cowhide stool along one of the edges.

I think my rusted iron table just adds to the look, which I LOVE!

I really wanted gold flatware for this setting, and even thought about DIYing an old set, but then I remembered I had this beautifully tarnished vintage silver set with floral inscribed handles that a friend gave me years ago. I can’t believe I completely forgot about them, because they’re really so unique and with their rustic beauty, are perfect for this setting.

I quickly searched for eating from tarnished silverware and found that as long as they were clean, they were fine to use without polishing. Hooray!

LOVE these dishes. Somehow they can go from a formal table setting to a casual one depending on their surroundings, and I’ve used them for both. The dotted edges add the perfect texture and detail while still being completely subtle in a deserty shade of ivory.

Though I grew up seeing these woven napkins with metallic accents on my mom’s holiday tables as a kid, they are surprisingly versatile and with the texture and metallic details, I set them next to each place setting. They’re vintage now, with a family history, which makes them all more fun to use, especially in an entirely different season. I don’t think they’ve seen a summer table until now.

I also opted for low ball drinking glasses instead of typical wine glasses, because I loved the gold element of this Altuzarra set I got a few years ago. These old fashioned glasses with floral gold detail would be a fun option too.

I think the most fun part about setting a table is really grabbing elements from all around the house to incorporate. I’ve said it before when I used a rug as a tablecloth… nothing is off limits!

Adding a few shells in similar colors with brown hues to the sequins on the top of my table created yet another layer of interest and texture. Deserts used to be ocean floors once, right? So shells are completely appropriate for my desert chic theme!

This may be one of my favorite tablescapes ever! It’s simple yet has so many hidden layers, there’s something to look at from every angle, and in every corner.

And now it’s time to enjoy!

How pretty is this bottle though!?!

It looks even more fabulous when it’s chilled!

Check out this fun contest!

To celebrate the launch of the Posen-designed Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio, entertaining enthusiasts will be invited to compose summer table settings inspired by the new creation. Beginning July 13th, fans of Zac Posen and Ecco Domani will be invited to post images of their chicest tablescapes to Instagram using the hashtag #dressedbyZac and tagging @eccodomaniwines. One winner and his or her guest will be selected to attend Zac Posen’s runway show during New York Fashion Week in September.

* Click here to find out more // Click here to enter the contest

Only Zac Posen could create such a gorgeous addition to an already amazing wine!

Cheers and Happy Summer!

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Love Maegan is a lifestyle blog started by Maegan Tintari who shares with us her style secrets, DIYs & hair tutorials, home decor, beauty & fashion tips. She’s partnered with Ecco Domani to show you how to style your home and upgrade the everyday with simple DIY wine projects.
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