A white privacy fence encloses this backyard patio while still allowing the space to feel open. String lights and paper lanterns provide soft outdoor lighting above a painted picnic table and stainless steel grill.
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.
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.
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.
Being a very narrow kitchen space, the goal was to make the kitchen and dining area as open to each other as possible while adding storage which was created in the wall behind the dining table. A pine picnic table works as a space saver and point of interest in this otherwise white kitchen.
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.