At its heart, summertime is really all about feeling carefree, and this year I’m determined to carve out entire days when I turn off my laptop and just hang out with family and friends. I’m already planning a couple of hot weather shindigs that involve jumping in the pool and firing up the grill, so of course I’ve been diving into my inspiration files to get ideas for color palettes and simple little touches that will make each one feel celebratory. Let’s make this one the “summer of socializing”… who’s with me? Click through for all my favorite summertime tables, and let me know which one is your fave!

1. Cheese and charcuterie via Pinterest. Original source unknown.

2. Photo by Gia Canali via Style Me Pretty

3. Le Domaine de la Luz

4. Image via Design by Delight. Original source unknown.

5. Anna Spiro’s Holiday Home via Cush and Nooks

6. Ina Garten’s dinner table from Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

7. St. Helena wedding via Martha Stewart Weddings

8. Lucas family dinner table via Sous Style

9. Styled shoot from Southern Weddings Magazine

10. Kinfolk Flower Pot-Luck

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Comments (13)
  1. 1
    Carlene Thomas RD (@CarleneRD) May 17, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Dining outside is my favorite part of summer! Because I mainly work from my home office, ever meal, including lunch, I rush out to our Biergarten table to dine.

  2. 2
    Sarah | Sarah The Architect May 17, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I love table #3. It’s simple and modern yet rustic all at once!

  3. 3
    Ruins Barry May 17, 2013 at 8:28 am

    These tables are amazing. Great post.

  4. 4
    kelsey May 17, 2013 at 8:55 am

    beautiful photos that make me want to entertain!
    kw ladies in navy

  5. 5
    Molly {Dreams in HD} May 17, 2013 at 9:39 am

    oh my goodness, the kinfolk flower potluck is absolute perfection!

  6. 6
    Desiree {CHIC COASTAL LIVING} May 17, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love them all!

  7. 7
    Zoë May 17, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Love a good outdoor table and these are fabulous! Can’t wait for long summer nights under the lights.

  8. 8
    FripperyVintage May 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Beautiful photos I’m inspired now!

  9. 9
    Renee May 18, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Table #1 is from the June 2012 issue of Martha Stewart Living. I’m obsessed with that article — such an amazing table! A great find.

  10. 10
    Danielle May 21, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Table #10 is amazing!