Article: Indoor/Outdoor Entertaining

As part of the continuing Beasley Lifestyle Intiative interior designer Ruth Gorland and Bob Bell present ideas for entertaining in and out-of-doors for the fall.  Change up the seasonal standards of red, brown and yellow with place settings in cool blue-greens with hits of turquoise and purple.   Enjoy dining or cocktailing outside in the cooler weather in a sheltered garden with plenty of seasonal interest, think textures and tones vs flowers and color.  As the evenings grow shorter, plan landscape lighting that highlights plant or architectural features for garden areas so they can be enjoyed from indoors even if the weather is uncooperative!