The sun’s out, and the birds are chirping. That can only mean one thing: time for a summer soirée! If you’re anything like me, the first thing you think of when it’s time to host isn’t the menu. My head goes straight to what the look of the party will be. Decorations, accessories, the ambiance: they’re each just as important as the meal itself, I say. Sometimes the inspiration simply doesn’t come to me, though, and the idea of not hitting it out of the park can be a bit of a downer.
When I hit a creative-brainstorming wall like this, I try and not go back to the same well of inspiration. But where to go? Luckily for us, Indian fashion/craft publication and agency Border&Fall is here to save the day. They’ve helped us put together five summer tablescapes by five of their favorite designers that are sure to make your next summer shindig a hit. Raw Mango’s tablescape pays homage to India’s heritage while showing off natural elements. Shift’s interpretation puts an often-overlooked staple front and center. Rashmi Varma focuses on materials, en Inde celebrates the farm-to-table movement, and Atmosphere’s look is all about the details.
While each is unique, they all embody the same ideals. They all strive to promote a forward-thinking India, one ready to redefine its design standards and blaze a trail towards a modern look. Click through to take a peek at their work and get ready to click “bookmark.” Their tablescapes are that good. Enjoy! —Garrett