Designate a food and beverage station using foldout tables covered in basic linen tablecloths to keep the main table clutter-free and allow guests to move about the picnic area. Old rugs also function well as table covers. Style with feathery wreaths, reclaimed wood pieces, favors and fresh flowers.
Hosting a winter party in a public venue like a park, vineyard or barn is a great option for those living in apartments or small spaces. This simple, rustic affair is the perfect way to ring in the holidays or just a new season.
With a picturesque backdrop, little is required to create a party setting. Many parks or outdoor venues provide picnic tables and long benches or chairs. To add glamorous touches to your picnic, cover the table with a colorful fabric like this suzani print and layer it with a solid white tablecloth. A Moroccan wedding blanket or cozy throw on each bench creates a warm, comfortable place for guests to dine.
Mud Room in Warm Neutral Tones at HGTV Dream Home 2012
With easy access to the home's laundry and family rooms, the mudroom in the 2012 HGTV Dream Home serves as a transitional space and storage area for winter gear and outerwear. Artwork in a hall niche hints at the color palette of the family room, which lies steps beyond. The framed monotype by Betty Merken is flanked by two polished nickel buffet tables.