We love hot days for several reasons, but a summer barbecue is close to the top of the list! A perfect summer barbecue is a lofty goal. Playing off of our latest post, we wanted to dive into a specific backyard party idea! BBQs in summer just make us feel like kids again. It’s the perfect occasion to throw in a pop of color or playful pattern that may generally be outside your comfort zone yet still barbecue chic.We want to give you the best summer BBQ dinner ideas. This is where La Tavola linen can help! It’s not all about gingham, but we certainly are not mad when it is. No rules apply here… other than a delicious spread.   

Barbecues are great for so many reasons… friends and family together enjoying the sunshine with homemade or catered eats and refreshments. You don’t even have to have a reason to throw a summer BBQ! Whether you want to go bold or just want an accent napkin, La Tavola has you covered!  

Summer BBQ Dinner Ideas

BBQ dinner ideas come in all shapes and sizes just like our La Tavola Linens. You can throw endless parties without ever repeating the same look. Although, we will never judge if that’s your thing ?  There’s no wrong way to throw a BBQ in summer, so
let La Tavola help inspire your next party!  

Barbecue Table Top

via The Every Last Detail 

How stunning is this classic tablescape created by Ashville Event Co?! The blue and white mismatched porcelain paired with our Antibes Denim napkin is giving us major elegant vibes. The dark wood farm table adds a casual touch to this inviting setting. This looks amazing against the greenery and subtle floral pops captured by Jen Yuson Photography. Now all we need is a few of our closest friends and nice summer breeze to enjoy this
perfect summer BBQ table setting.   

via La Tavola Linen 

Our 2018 Collection has you covered for a BBQ to envy. You really can’t go wrong with our Jocelyn Black miniature gingham. It is so versatile. For a monochromatic look, pair it with our Prairie Black/Natural Napkin. Although, you could add in a colorful solid or patterned napkin for statement as well. Just because you decide to decorate with gingham for a
summer barbecue does not mean it has to look traditional! Add these warm florals by Nancy Liu Chin for a barbecue later in summer.

Summer Barbecue Backyard Escape

image by Heather Selzer 

How fun are these gnomes?!  Try our Lyme Check with some playful accessories for an unexpected twist like The Idea Emporium featured in Martha Stewart Weddings. It doesn’t matter what you’re celebrating… this will help set the mood for a relaxed barbecue atmosphere.

Brooke Borough | Inspired By This 

Planning your barbecue doesn’t have to be challenging. Do you already have great tables, but want to mix up the napkins? No problem! The Mabel napkin is the perfect casual, yet show stopping addition that people will remember even after leaving the party. Throw in these hanging plants for good measure! Isn’t this design by Festive Event Planning just breathtaking?  

Have a few  barbecues planned? Share your favorite BBQ dinner ideas with us! Wishing everyone several long summer evenings watching the sunset enjoying some s’mores.



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  1. Stephen Davison

    Wow.. Nice collection. I love these dinner ideas.

Simplicity at its finest is what I think of the term Monochromatic. Monochromatic is a color theory that only uses one color and its different shades, hues, and tints. One color?? I know some of you readers out there might think that is one crazy theory! While some may argue that a design with one color could be too boring or too pain we have to disagree! Coming from color and pattern gurus like us, we definitely love seeing some tone on tone action!

We have seen many ways to do the monochromatic look on the runway. Designers like Chanel and Michael Kors have used this color theory in many recent designs. We love how different hues of a color can create such a high end sophisticated look.

Monochromatic can also be done within your home as well. By using either a bold color or neutral color palette this look remains to be intriguing. This design concept definitely has that more modern clean feel that we all have loving lately! Whether the design is in your wardrobe, a room in your house or the table scape for you next event we are loving seeing all these different views of monochromatic!

Monochromatic On the Table

There are many ways to tackle a monochromatic design. Our Nuovo collection is the perfect place to start! This is a poly-cotton fabric that is spun more like a cotton so it has that upscale feel to it. Our Nuovo Collection has 47 different colors to choose from and comes in 13 different sizes! Due to its matte finish and aray of sizes and colors, this is the perfect collection to layer pieces to create a monochromatic design!

Photography: Mary Jessica Photography

Nuovo Champagne is one of our most popular neutral color in this collection. This color looks very luxurious in any design due to its pink undertones. It creates that classic – traditional look while also having a modern twist. It is such a great color to play with when it comes to layering on the table.

Photography: Anna Delores Photography

Monochromatic also looks absolutely stunning when playing with whites and ivories. Our Nuovo Ivory is also super popular when creating that clean crisp look. To achieve this look pair our Nuovo Ivory napkin and our Nuovo Ivory table cloth with a white plate and white florals and voila! You have created a gorgeous monochromatic table scape!

Photography: Jenny Smith + Co

Feeling like you want to be bold with some color? Try our Nouvo Light Blue! While it is a soft pale blue color it definitely will still create that bold monochromatic look. Hues of blues are always so pretty when mixing together and adds some sophistication.

There are so many ways to tackle this design look! Whether you want more of a neutral or a bold color; achieving this monochromatic look can be simple. It really can be all about layering this color and playing with the different hues. So pick a color and let that be your inspo!

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  1. Ali

    Loooove me a great monochromatic tablescape! The Nuovo Champagne is gorg!!