Mood Board: Frond Fête Gathering

Let's plan a gathering!

As the weather warms, I'm feeling like it's time to welcome it with a festive family get-together on my patio. I started scheming and landed on a look I love!

Enter the latest curated gathering: Frond Fête

The Inspiration

I want the gathering to feel festive and bright but still celebratory of the outdoors. I started with our brand-new Palm Collection as the main inspiration, then the rest came together naturally.

The Mood

The majority of my backyard landscaping consists of mature Split Leaf Philodendron {Hint: the inspiration behind this core piece in our newest collection!} as well as some bamboo, so I leaned into a more tropical style when setting on the final look of this get-together.

I absolutely love soaking in a summer night under the stars, so I knew a cocktail hour then set table for dinner complete with our patio's twinkle lights would set just the tone I was after for a lively evening. The descriptors I settled on are:

  • Festive
  • Fresh
  • Lively

Sounds like summer, right?!

The Colors

Using the various pine, emerald, and olive colors found in the Palm pieces I used as my main inspiration, I then added in some of my favorite coral-inspired hues as a punch of color to round out the look, making the overall color palette: 

  • Pine
  • Olive
  • White
  • Ecru
  • Blush
  • A Punchy Coral


The Textures

When scheming for a gathering or party-planning, I think choosing textures for a mood board is just as important as settling on a color palette. Both make a big impact and can completely change the overall look and feel of the end result. For example: raw woods and rattans make for a much more casual look than, say, cut crystal or velvet.

For this Frond Fête, rounding out the natural elements I've already settled on, I know adding in woven straw and keeping my teak wood outdoor furniture exposed to add a raw wood element would keep a more relaxed tone.


So, what's left to plan for this party?

Now that I've settled on the overall mood and theme for this get-together, it's time to proceed with the next steps in our go-to method for making entertaining easier:

  1. Invite my guests
  2. Plan my menu
  3. Pull together the visual elements
  4. Plan my table
  5. Create the execution plan leading up to the dinner party to keep the day-of stress at bay {the best kind of entertaining!}

Stay tuned as I share more about hosting this festive summer dinner party! I'm thinking a Thai-inspired menu will be the perfect fit...

Want to host a Frond Fête of your own? Print the mood board above, start scheming, and stock up on everything you need hereWe'd love to take a seat at your table {even if it has to be virtually!}, so be sure to post the finished product and tag us @cotoncolors and #celebratewithCC so we can cheers to you, too!

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