With at home summer entertaining in full swing and tropical storms here, there, and everywhere, it helps to be open minded and to be able to easily move things around.
I like to think of a house and garden as a wide-open space. I like to set tables in different parts of the property, switching things up can turn a regular dinner into a downright party.
During the summertime, we try and eat outdoors as often as possible. This dinner for twelve, set with the very best intentions for a poolside evening, quickly turned into a semi-wet cabana covered soiree. When the sky opened up, we simply picked up the entire set and moved it fifteen feet out of the elements.
In the grand scheme of things tables are a very easy thing to move around. I know life is invariably much more complex, it helps here too to be open minded and to be able to easily move things around, to not be set, to flow with ease.
Every day dress, move things around.