Pulling in colors from the surroundings, this tablescape features bursts of greens and palm leaf patterns.
Bright colors like yellow and pink are bound to be found on hostesses’ outdoor tablescapes this summer
hydrangeas make any table pop, according to Rafanelli.
Bryan Rafanelli, founder and chief creative o cer of the renowned Rafanelli Events (rafanellievents.com), seeks inspiration from everywhere when it comes to creating outdoor tablescapes. “I seek inspiration from our setting and always consider the palette of our surroundings. … One of my favorite ocean-inspired tablescapes includes shells and sea glass I’ve collected over the years, with sea glass-colored glassware, an oyster-inspired charger and coordinating linens in colors like blues and greens. Blue and white hydrangeas make any table pop, but particularly with this theme,” he explains. It’s whimsical ideas like this that put Rafanelli at the top of the list for the Boston and New York City elite, and it’s no wonder with big scoops in names like Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Martha Stewart and more. With this in mind, there’s no one better to listen to when it comes to entertaining—especially this summer, when the event planner predicts that outdoor fêtes will be at an all-time high. “ is summer is de nitely going to be the summer for entertaining,” he says, noting that bright colors, stationery and house cocktails will definitely be trending.
simple textures like rattan chairs and clean linens add to the playful yet sophisticated look here