Inspired by our love of Mad Men, interior decor and summer cocktails, introducing a fun series of posts pairing design and drinks! Throughout the summer months we will share with you new pairings to inspire your own entertaining and interior design style combinations.
To kick off this 4th of July holiday weekend, a kicky bungalow patio is paired with melon-infused goodness to celebrate summer breezes and fresh fruit season.
Above in the Palo Alto backyard, Kimball Starr designed the patio with outdoor furniture made of a contemporary resin material with the look of wicker but much more durable. The patio’s outdoor umbrella has a built-in light, so you can read the paper well after sunset. You’ll never have trouble finding your cocktail with these playful illuminating cube tables that double as additional seating. And the outdoor fabric on these loveseats is designed to last through years of rain, wind and sunlight without fading or becoming frayed – it dries quickly and covers a comfortable marine-grade cushion.
To enjoy this outdoor space on a warm summer night, we recommend the Honey Deuce, a lovely light cocktail created by Nick Mautone, Master Mixologist for Grey Goose, for the US Open Tennis Championship in 2009. It includes vodka, raspberry liqueur, lemonade and honeydew melon balls for a taste that beats the heat.
- 1 1/4 parts Grey Goose Vodka
- Fresh-squeezed lemonade
- 1/2 part Chambord or premium raspberry liqueur
- Crushed ice
- Honeydew melon balls for garnish
Get other pairing ideas by visiting our Pinterest Drinks & Décor Pairings! For a non-alcoholic version, we love Melon Ball Punch! Mix watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, and limes with lemon-lime soda, lemonade and another secret ingredient you can find by visiting our Pinterest.
If you need help designing an indoor-outdoor space for entertaining, or you just want to live outdoors, we at Kimball Starr Interior Design are outdoor living design experts! Have us help you discover the possibilities of your own backyard!
Kimball Starr Interior Design is an award-winning San Francisco interior design firm specializing in contemporary interiors and outdoor living for the San Francisco, Peninsula, Marin, and San Jose area. Kimball Starr “changes lives one room at a time” by creating interiors tailored specially for you.