A Dinner Party in the Garage

Often when entertaining outdoors, a major concern is weather. But if you have a carport or garage, consider using it as your backup or even Plan A. With a few details, just look at how great it can all come together:

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This example from Southern Living shows a dinner party thrown in a carport. We love the idea of hanging curtains at the carport entry or at garage doors. This gives the utilitarian space a swanky vibe and they can even be closed in case of high winds or driving rain. Otherwise, pull them back and let them frame the feast!

Related: Inspiration: 10 Real Dinner Parties

(Images: Southern Living)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.