As summer winds down and you realize that colder days are just around the corner, it’s natural to look for every opportunity to enjoy eating al fresco. So, when Nesting Newbies asked us to create a tablescape that epitomized the style and values of our eco-friendly home store, Reclaim, I could think of no better spot than the Menlo Park, California backyard of Sheila Riley and Douglas Farel. Their garden is an organic wonderland, meticulously cared for, but with a rustic and welcoming vibe.
This incredible setting inspired our table design—a collaboration between Holly Durocher, the staff interior designer at Reclaim; J.R. Farel, an up-and-coming product designer who works at Reclaim when she’s home from college in Boston; and me. The three of us set out to create an Indian-summer, organic-garden brunch.