The casual dining space in this transitional California kitchen features contemporary built-in cabinetry with a thick marble countertop. Large windows showcase the stunning Corinthian Island view, while translucent shades filter the sun's bright light. A bench at the long, picnic-style table is covered in a casual stripe.
The open concept kitchen in this updated cabin flows seamlessly into a dining area with a picnic-style table. A large island with barstool seating and pendant lighting provides the perfect spot for casual dining. Large windows allow natural light to fill the space, creating a bright, pleasant atmosphere.
This contemporary dining room is accented with vibrant red trim, most notably the French doors. The simple, clean lines of the architecture are echoed in the minimal furnishings, a basic but elegant picnic-style dining table, simple table lamp, and color block artwork.
Midcentury modern chairs pair beautifully with this picnic-gone-chic wood table. The open plan design lets the styles in the home's adjacent areas work together, most notably here the contemporary kitchen and midcentury dining area.
This dining room's industrial-chic style is the perfect dinner party conversation starter. Designers paired a table with a thick slab top and a mechanical-inspired base with button-tufted chairs and a picnic-style bench.
Fill the table with vibrant blooms to fully embrace the natural theme of the picnic. Katie Martine of Elegance and Simplicity designed these gorgeous arrangements made up of seasonal flowers and herbs for each table.
Don't worry about fussy centerpieces for this informal picnic. Plop some seasonal flowers in a mason jar and scatter fall fruits, like small pears, and berries around the table. It's a little thing that adds a lot to the overall look of the table.
Turquoise chairs are a bright pop of energy in the dining room, paired with the thick picnic-style wood table and hardwood floors. On the back wall, vintage signs and graphic prints perfectly complement the simple, colorful mood.
A metal frame painted blue gives an innovative twist to this picnic-style dining table. The look is continued in the metal chairs and the pendant lights. White walls and sheer curtains keep the space feeling airy and light.
This ultra-chic dining area expertly blends country and contemporary styles for a look that's fun and trendy but lived-in and comfortable. A picnic-style dining table adorned with country-inspired centerpieces pairs with contemporary upholstered chairs. Funky glass and metal light fixtures add whimsy overhead.
The guest suite of the HGTV Dream Home 2012 offers its own private Juliet-style balcony, plus east-facing windows that stream light into the space. An antiqued steel and iron, marble-topped side table serves up refreshments picnic-style to complement the blue and white gingham carpeting.
A big picture window creates a sunny eat-in nook in this transitional California kitchen. The all-white cabinetry is sleek, modern and topped by thick-cut white marble. Tumbled tile underfoot gives the room a casual vibe, as does the striped fabric on the benches that accompany the picnic-style dining table.
Why settle for a blanket and a basket when setting up a table and chairs would make your picnic guests feel super special for just a little bit more effort? Find a scenic setting in a valley, a grove of trees, a pretty field, an orchard, or even a quiet corner in your own back yard. Use a lightweight or folding table and chairs to create the wow-factor without the heavy lifting.