How to style your open-air summer soirée
Model and businesswoman Eugenia Silva describes summer as an endless meal. “I like the after-dinner gatherings, the talks after lunch around the pool. These are moments that I have idealised, and that transport me to my childhood, when we all got together, and the meals were eternal. Then we’d play cards, or ping-pong, or sunbathe.” Ahead of the Fiesta de San Juan, turn every meal into an al fresco celebration on your own terrace, garden or patio with a selection of homeware and ready-to-wear from your favourite Village brands.
Dreamy details from Morocco
Transform your terrace into a serene oasis, filled with the sensations and colours of Marrakech’s enchanting Majorelle botanical gardens – think coconut, palm and banana trees and exotic aquatic plants. Mix Fiji tableware from Vista Alegre and Lave Bleu dishes from Villeroy & Boch with ochre textiles from Textura for a magical Moroccan-inspired dinner setting.
Long orange print dress
Long orange print sleeveless dress
Black shirt with flowers
Set in the south of France
Evoke memories of summers spent in the south of France with references to fruit-filled orchards, lemon groves and daisies. Bring this look to life with Boston glass from Villeroy & Boch and Textura’s linen textiles in bright shades of blue and ochre. Nature-inspired crockery, such as the French Garden Fleurence collection from Villeroy & Boch – available with a 20% saving on the Village price until 30 June 2021 – adds the ultimate Provençal touch.
Blue and beige striped dress
A rural escape
Vibrant colours and classic pieces combine to create this relaxed aesthetic. Le Creuset’s signature cocottes complement a classic checked tablecloth and Textura cushions add a rustic element to your tablescape. Complete the countryside set-up with a bouquet of wild flowers, hand-selected from your garden or local florist. Castañer espadrilles and a KENZO shopper offer the ideal attire for both host and guest alike.