As Florida’s unique version of fall approaches, Becky Daly created the perfect harvest dinner party table setting on the back patio of her Lutz home. “I find inspiration from one element and let that set the tone for the whole table,” she says. “Even with the food, I keep the color scheme in mind.” She recommends a citrus salmon for the season (“It’s pretty and colorful, and not everyone likes beef, but fish is usually pretty safe”), plus a simple wedge salad that’s already plated when guests arrive. Homemade dessert is one thing you can skip, Daly advises. “Ask guests to bring a dessert or buy a ready made dessert,” she says. “It’s so easy, and it looks great.” Top the table with simple flowers — Daly found some of the greenery right in her own backyard — and pick a memorable drink. “I like doing one unique drink, like a specialty cocktail or a wine no one has had before, like an organic white wine.”
See more images of her table setting below.
BECKY DALY is an interior designer and blogger on her website Daly Digs. She began her career in military intelligence before opening her wedding rental business. “I kind of got out of touch with what I loved, and I became more of a furniture moving company than an event stylist,” she says, and eventually pivoted to blogging. On Daly Digs, she gives her readers inspiration for entertaining, decor and home renovations. Daly lives with her husband, two dogs and four chickens in Lutz.