An Ode To The Setting Summer Sun

Dwelling & Design’s recent showroom tablesetting utilizes coastal elements, as well as warm & vibrant orange, to celebrate end of Summer and set the stage for the upcoming Fall season.

For this feature, we highlight a dining table decorated in a summer coastal theme. Along with classic blue and white, another color is brought into the fold, adding a warm and lively new dynamic. This usage of orange is in-part dedicated to “the setting summer sun” and those precious remaining days at the beach, or wherever your favorite vacation spot may be.

Summer Coastal Settings 1

The fluid, paisley pattern of the tablecloth almost resembles the water’s surface reflecting the setting summer sun.

The injection of orange adds that “juicy punch of color” for which Fiona Newell Weeks is known to feature in her interior design work. This pairing with blue and white also showcases Don Wooters’ flair for adding sleek twists to traditional styling.

“Orange is both a summer and autumnal color, so this setting dovetails nicely from one season into the next, and has the advantage of longevity moving towards the end of year.”

Summer Coastal Setting 2

The positive glow and warmth brought to the table with the addition of this color speaks volumes.

Concurring with Fiona’s insight on the choice of pairings, Don adds, “the addition of orange updates the classic coastal theme and lends a bit of sophistication… it then opens things up for pairings with different home décor elements”.

Summer Coastal Setting 4

The coastal diningware featured in this tablesetting has both form and function, including this beautiful serving platter by Juliska and deep blue pearlescent salad tongs by Sabré Paris.

Featuring simple & clean textile prints on the linens; plates with subtle, yet interesting details; colorful, contemporary flatware; festive glassware; fun fish accessories; tall, elegant candlesticks with a warm, rustic/natural element; primitive yet artsy salad bowl & tongs. Let’s not forget the long farm-style table with wicker seating that yet again brings a charming outdoor element to your inner sanctuary.

Fiona and Don add, “this setting was very fun to create, with the different animal elements adding personality. We wanted to make it lively, and encourage conversation around the table by adding interesting conversation pieces.”

Summer Coastal Setting 5

For those looking to transition their home décor for the upcoming fall season, stop in-store and we will gladly introduce you to a variety of settings options amongst our available lines, coupled with useful tips and suggestions, based on your style and preferences.

 Summer Coastal Setting 5


Fiona & Don

Dwelling & Design


 Upcoming Event featuring Juliska

Mark your calendar for Friday, November 4th, as we will be hosting a very special event featuring David Wunderlich of Juliska. He will guide attendees through the creation of elegant & epic dining-table displays and provide colorful inspiration for hosting during the upcoming holiday season.

We will have special offers available on Juliska products during this event.

Please visit our website for more details and upcoming registration for this event.

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