Entertaining

Décor Ideas for a 4th of July Gathering

Setting the table and planning décor for a 4th of July BBQ or beach gathering is always fun because a few special touches are really all you need to create a beautiful party. The lush summer landscape and magical fireworks really do all the heavy lifting! My formula for a stylish table–whether it’s a seated meal or buffet-style spread—consists of Crow Canyon’s iconic enamelware, some simple silver cutlery, and Heather Taylor’s beautiful linen napkins in an all-American pattern like gingham. XXJKE

Floral arrangements are a nice touch if you have time; you can forage them from your own backyard or garden or put together a few simple displays using what’s available at the flower market.  I love the subtle Independence Day motif, and that the arrangements feel easy but also elegant. Kristen of Moon Canyon used our LSA International Containers as vases, which were sturdy enough for the outdoors and kept the arrangement from looking too formal. These steel and enamel vessels are so versatile; you can use them to store or display just about anything.

In terms of décor, creating stylish seating arrangements will make any outdoor party feel more complete. I love Hedgehouse’s throwbeds for this purpose. We collaborated with the Los Angeles-based brand on a red buffalo check flannel version this summer, which would be perfect for the 4th of July! Combined with your own extra chairs and benches, you can really set the stage for a day and evening of summer fun.

Photos: David Kitz

Prop Styling: Kate Brien