Another summer at home is before us and while we may not have been able to jett-set off to any exotic lands far, far away – there’s no reason we can’t bring a little bit of Europe to our backyards.

Nothing says European summer like al fresco dining, beautiful table settings, candlelit nights, and delicious food and wine.

Whether you’re dreaming of a long lunch at a 16th century chateau, gazing over the cascading vines of Bordeaux wine country; or you’re pining for a sunset aperitif overlooking the dramatic cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, followed by fresh, flame-grilled seafood.

We may not be dusting off the passports just yet, but there’s nothing stopping you from taking inspiration from Europe’s sexiest holiday destinations and creating a space in your own backyard that feels like a never-ending holiday.

Again, we’ve trawled only the best Australian and New Zealand designer homeware stores - so you don’t have to.

Long Lunch in Bordeaux, South of France

south of france moodboard numbered
south of france moodboard numbered

1. Riedel Pinot Noir Glass | Smith and Caugheys

2. Hardwood Picnic Table, Industrial | Vorsen

3. Nel Lusso Santos Cheese Knife | Allumini Interiors

4. Paris antique salt mill | Smith and Caugheys

5. Lune by The Wood People, Cheese Board | Cranmore

6. Bordallo Pinheiro Aubergine Platter | Allumini Interiors

7. Brass wine bucket | CC Interiors

8. Escea EK Outdoor Fireplace Studio | Stoke Fireplace Studio

9. Trulli Bottle | Tesutti

10.  Paloma Jedeaux Chair | Living By Design

11. Totum Candle Terracotta | Indefinite Definite


Aperitivo on the Amalfi Coast of Italy  

amalfi coast moodboard numbered
amalfi coast moodboard numbered

1.      Mosaic Tile Outdoor Dining Table | Cargo Lane

2.      Escea gas fireplace | Stoke Fireplace Studio

3.      Pols Potten Bubbles and Bottles | Bob and Friends

4.      Arrow Chair | Vorsen

5.      Pizza Peel, slate | Smith and Caugheys

6.      Mila Wine Glass | Amara

7.      Ultima Thule Gass Tumblers |Amara

8.      Versallies Maze Vase | Smith and Caugheys  

9.      9. Naple Serving Spoon | Tesutti

10.    Isla in Bloom Beach Towel |Cranmore

11.   Apple plate | Tessuti

12.    Rattan Bar Cart | Inspiry