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Our Colour Consultants' go-to garden accessories for a summer of entertaining

WordsMegan Lambert


The days are getting longer and one by one we’re shedding our winter layers. Make no mistake: summer is on its way. And as it does we turn our attention outdoors… to the garden, patio, or balcony, where many of us will be hosting alfresco dinner parties and weekend barbeques. Chances are our outdoor spaces have been a little neglected over the winter months, so it might be time for a little spruce up. And what better way than with some new outdoor accessories? Our Colour Consultants are a fountain of knowledge when it comes to sourcing gorgeous homewares, so to help you host in style, they’ve shared their go-to garden accessories for a summer of outdoor entertaining.

Charlotte’s go-to garden accessories


A haven for traditionally made Moroccan homewares, Arbala is perfect for creating a colourful, bohemian balcony or garden. And when it comes to outdoor entertaining, you’re going to need a tray. Charlotte recommends their Pink Majorelle Tray. “If you’re anything like me, when it comes to summer dinner parties, I spend a lot of time running in and out of the house, bringing food, drinks, you name it. Invest in a beautiful tray to make those trips easier, giving you more time to spend with your guests.”

arbala tray
Image credit: arbala

Matilda Goad 

When it comes to tablescaping, few do it better than Matilda Goad. Known for her iconic scalloped designs, her scalloped linen napkins are the finishing touch to an alfresco dinner party. As Charlotte puts it, “they add colour and personality to your table setting as well as being less wasteful. The gorgeous colour combos from Matilda Goads’ range mean there’s a colour for everyone. Mix and match for an eclectic, relaxed vibe.  

Matilda Goad scallop napkin
Image credit: Matilda Goad

Nicola Fasano ceramics 

For ceramics, Charlotte heads to Nicola Fasano. “The table is one of the most important pieces in our home, the place where we come together, reconnect, and slow down. When it comes to outdoor entertaining, I always reach for Fasano ceramic plates and bowls. They are a work of art in themselves and will elevate any table setting”.