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How to Prep for July 4th Like an Interior Designer

Contemporary July 4 Tablescape

 

Across America, everyone is preparing for the impending sounds of fireworks, familiar smells of barbecue, and one too many slices of cake. As July 4th approaches, it can be difficult to plan the best red, white, and blue party without relying on cliché Independence Day tropes. So, with every minimalist, contemporary, eclectic, and traditional designer in mind, we’ve compiled our favorite drinks, desserts, and tablescape inspiration to help you transition your aesthetic into patriotism for this Fourth of July.

 

Written by Shai Wallach

 


 

Minimalist

 

For the Table

 

 

To Sip: Champagne Berry Spritzer

 

Champagne Berry Spritzer

Champagne Berry Spritzer, Recipe by Mom.me

 

To Serve: Lemon Berry Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups

 

Lemon Berry Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups

Lemon Berry Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups, Recipe by Live Well, Bake Often

 


 

Traditional

 

For the Table…Gingham Style

 

Gingham Tablescape for July 4

Photo by Corrie Hogg via InStyle

 

To Sip: Watermelon Shandy

 

Watermelon Shandy

Watermelon Shandy, Recipe by How Sweet It Is

 

To Serve: Balsamic-Cherry Pie

 

Balsamic Cherry Pie for July 4

Balsamic-Cherry Pie, Recipe by Community Table, Photo by Con Poulos

 


 

Contemporary

 

For the Table

 

 

To Sip: American Sidecar

 

American Sidecar for July 4

American Sidecar, Recipe from LeGrande Lounge at The Time New York, Photo by The Time New York via Cosmopolitan

 

To Serve: Mixed Berry S’mores

 

Mixed Berry S'Mores

Mixed Berry S’Mores, Recipe by Dessert For Two

 


 

Eclectic

 

For the Table

 

Eclectic July 4 Tablescape

Styled by Taste of Pace, Photo by Steve Steinhardt

 

To Sip: Red, White, and Blue Sangria

 

Red, White, and Blue Sangria

Red, White, and Blue Sangria, Recipe by Noble Pig

 

To Serve: Angel Food Cake with Berries

 

Angel Food Cake with Berries

Angel Food Cake with Berries, Recipe by Hoosier Homemade

 


 

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