Patio Party + an Indian Summer Color Palette

Talented Saxophonist and Vocalist George Gregory bringing his jazz vibe to the party.

Talented Saxophonist and Vocalist George Gregory bringing his jazz vibe to the party.

Truly, there is nothing better than spending time with good friends. Mix in great food, a mountain setting, tea lights, jazz music, a hostess who loves to entertain and you have the perfect summer evening. Recently our friend, Janet, and hubby held a patio party at their mountain retreat at 8000 feet elevation. Everything from the food to the decor was beautiful and I especially loved her choice of Indian Summer colors: oranges, yellows, and golds. 

Above: one of several steel planters that the homeowners rusted, by drenching in a vinegar solution, sits at the entry while a young girl played next to the water feature. Just below: Colorful pillows, tablecloths and sunflowers brighten up neutral backgrounds of stone and textiles. 

Above: one of several steel planters that the homeowners rusted, by drenching in a vinegar solution, sits at the entry while a young girl played next to the water feature.

Just below: Colorful pillows, tablecloths and sunflowers brighten up neutral backgrounds of stone and textiles. 

As dusk settled in– paper lanterns lit the steps from the driveway to the patio party below. 

As dusk settled in– paper lanterns lit the steps from the driveway to the patio party below. 

Although there was a quite large guest list, and couches to accommodate everyone, I loved the intimate dining option of the bar height tables which were draped in cheerful orange, with turquoise sashes and bouquets of sunflowers. Colored glass and votives were placed throughout the patio and on tables adding light and warmth as the sun began to set .