Now that the sun is ready to shine and spring really has spring it may be time to spruce up your apartment (and update that patio furniture). Recently, I joined HomeGoods for a tour of some of their latest spring/summer offerings all styled by Mindy Weiss. Lots of color in the mix and HomeGoods is definitely going in a more modern direction. I’m especially in love with how beautifully set the dining room table is. It’s so festive and joyous just looking at it.
Now that the weather is nice, are you ready to entertain? Here are Mindy Weiss’ 5 Tips for Spring & Summer Entertaining:
|1. Bring the Indoors Out! I love using pillows, poufs and rugs as ways to make the outdoors feel homey. When hosting guests at a dinner party al fresco, I like to drape soft throws on the backs of the chairs – that way everyone can easily cuddle up if they get cold!
2. Treat Yourself to Trays: If you are going to be passing out hors d’oeuvres or drinks to your guests, treat yourself to some new colorful trays. After the party, you can use them in rooms around your home! I just bought a bunch of new trays fromHomeGoods that I used in different ways – I like displaying beautiful glasses on them on the bar, or placing a vase with flowers on a lovely metallic tray in the dining room.
|3. Add Color to Your Dishes: I love adding a colored dinner plate to my set of white dishes. This spring it’s all about COLOR! It doesn’t have to be much – you can freshen up your look by just buying just a few new pieces to add to your current set. That little bit of color always surprises my family… and I know when they notice something, it must be a good idea!|
|4. Experiment with Ombre: Put away your clear glasses and bring in a mixture of colorful containers in different sizes! This season, the biggest trend is mixing and not matching! Another great way to use ombre in your home is to have glass vases in varying shades of the same color sitting beside a fireplace or on your window ledge – it looks amazing, especially when the sun shines through them.
5. Invest in a Bar Cart: Freshen up your bar by adding a bar cart to the area where your guests are gathering. The bar cart can be filled with alcoholic drinks for the partiers, or for an outdoor family event try beautiful pitchers of lemonade or iced lavender hibiscus tea. Recently, I took my bar cart and filled it will fun desserts that the guests could try at their leisure.
|Scroll below for more looks from the HomeGoods Spring/Summer preview now available at select HomeGoods locations.|