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Summer Style: 5 Ways to Entertain in the Sunshine

July, 2022

Summer has kicked into high gear – and so also has the entertaining season. It’s the perfect time of year to spend time together with friends and family at home with balmy nights and blue sky days that are just the ticket for long lunches and backyard barbecues. 

If the thought of hosting a party at home makes you hyperventilate, remember, entertaining doesn’t need to be complicated. Take the stress out of it by cultivating a space where your friends and family can feel welcome. Keep your decor light and fresh to reflect the season, create multiple seating options for guests and stick to seasonal produce like fresh salads, canapes, grazing platters, and fruit coolers when it comes to food. Here’s how to set the scene for easy-breezy summer entertaining, no matter what the occasion. 

Dinner Party

Dine in style with the Magnus extension dining table that comes to the rescue with tons of space for all your grazing platters and your guests. Extend in two clickety clicks using the easy sliding mechanism and serve your food banquet-style so that everyone can fill their own plates. The Magnus dining chairs allow you to sit back and let the conversation (and wine!) flow.


Cocktail Hour

Let the Magnus sideboard do double duty as your bar cart. Arrange your gorgeous glassware and cocktail accouterments on it so that your guests can help themselves to a drink when they arrive. Keep your spirits up with a selection of alcohol, mixers and garnishes. Play some cool tunes to get the party started. Mimosas, anyone? 


Pool Party

While the kids (and the young at heart) are making a splash in the pool, set up the barbecue food and beverages on the Olivia dining table with a set of Olivia dining chairs for the adults to lean back and get comfortable. From snow cones to watermelon popsicles, keep the food light and easy, keep the decor tropical and bright, and turn on some tunes and fairy lights. And don’t forget the inflatable flamingo! 


Game Night

Set the tone for game night with furniture in your living room that encourages conversation – and competition! Offer a variety of seating options (how about the Magnus bench, Olivia armchairs or Nestor dining chairs?) so that your friends can lounge as they please. When it comes to food, stick to a variety of easy-to-eat finger foods (Mmm, buffalo wings!) that you can prepare ahead of time. Sit back on the Olivia sofa as the match kicks off and cheer your team on to victory. 


Movie Night 

If you’re hosting movie night, center it around a show-stopping sofa like the Olivia. It comes as a 2-seater, 3-seater and armchair that are perfect for lounging in comfort. Yes, tucking your feet up is allowed because the comfy cushions have removable covers, so you don’t have to worry about spills and stains. Go on, choose a movie, dim those lights and pass the popcorn, please! 


Who is IconByDesign?

Looking for Scandinavian-inspired, mid century modern furniture crafted from solid wood? IconByDesign is an Australian family-run company that launched in the USA in 2021 with a  focus on crafting sustainable and eco-friendly pieces that are made from solid American wood at factory direct prices. 

All our products are always available at two prices. Customers can choose to select the ‘Buy Now’ option where the item is shipped within 7 business days from our warehouses in America, or, if they’re okay to wait a bit longer, they can save 20% on their order when they select our unique ‘Pre-Order’ price.


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