West Elm Event & Summer Entertaining!

A little while back we got to host another event with West Elm, this time about summer entertaining. I had a blast getting to style a summer entertaining table with their amazing pieces. I was lucky enough to have Sarah of Twenty Twenty Studios with me to capture photos and to make a fun film of the event!

I am so in love with West Elm’s Melamine plates they have right now! I had a great time layering them and mixing and matching patterns.

At the event it was really fun to be able to answer questions and give tips for entertaining this summer. One tip that I gave, and how I styled the table, was to save money from using plates you may already have. I used, and love, their Glazed Terracotta plates and love the idea of mixing existing plates with colorful ones for summer. Their bright melamine plates are so fun and remind me of papel pacado, they have matching pillows too!

I love eating al fresco in the summer, but umbrella tables can make it hard to cover your table, so I made a runner out of placemats (another great money saving tip too, since you may already have some on hand!) and filled the umbrella hole with West Elm paper flowers and the adorable little hedgehog holders with air plants.

I think summer is perfect for having fun with color, which clearly I did at this event! I love mixing unexpected elements too, like these delicate calligraphy place cards by Little Miss Press on the vintage inspired loud melamine plates, or the plant marker sticks I used as drink stirrers.

What are your favorite elements to decorate with in the summer? Do you go all out with bright colors, or tend towards a more neutral palette?

If you weren’t able to make the event, here’s Sarah’s film to show you how much fun we had! Also, we made a fun DIY at the event too that I’ll be sharing next week!



WEST ELM: Summer Entertaining Event from Sarah Gerber on Vimeo.

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