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07/05/2013 09:12 am ET

Summer Table Ideas That Will Turn Any Get-Together Into A Fabulous Soiree (PHOTOS)

Nothing transforms a dinner party from ho-hum to unforgettable like a beautiful tablescape. And the summertime is a perfect excuse to throw a fabulous get-together complete with a pretty centerpiece, flowers and linens. Whether you're planning on dining alfresco or inside (closer to the air conditioner!), you can pull together a great look with items you have around the house -- no fancy china or crystal necessary.

For some inspiration, scroll through these eight summer table ideas fromour friends at Lonny that are sure to impress your guests.

An eclectic tablescape looks awesome set on a beautiful balcony.
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A vase full of fresh lavender and a crisp white and blue palette make this space instantly sophisticated.
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This garden-chic design is complete with a watercolor backdrop and chargers made from moss.
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White on white is always fresh.
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Add a splash of color with vintage fabrics and figurines.
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Bright potted orchids are the spotlight of this table.
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Fresh artichokes complete this summertime look.
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This centerpiece of blue ceramics nestled in natural elements is particularly stunning.
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Head over to Lonny for more great design ideas and click through the slideshow below for more beautiful outdoor dining rooms.

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