Dining Outside with Provençal Table Linens by Couleur Nature

by olivia hoffman
couleur nature wisteria tablecloth
Photos courtesy of Couleur Nature

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and we find ourselves taking every opportunity to spend extra time outside in the crisp spring air. One of the best parts of this new season is the welcome ritual of outdoor dining.


Across France – and particularly in the south – al fresco dining is a sacred experience. It’s a casual yet enchanting affair, with table settings bursting with colors that enhance the flavors on the plate and the blooms in the garden.

If you’re like us and adore the French aesthetics of dining en plein air, then we have a fabulous recommendation for your next collection of French table linens.

The delightful French brand Couleur Nature creates a vast selection of elegant table linens designed specifically to reflect the idyllic landscapes, sumptuous colors, and natural beauty of Southern France.

Their products bring a Provençal sense of effortless beauty, rich color, and joie de vivre to your life and home – no matter where you live. While a trip to the vineyards of Provence or the shores of the Côte d’Azur would be ideal, Couleur Nature makes it easy to feel transported to the French countryside right in your backyard.

About the Brand

Couleur Nature’s original designs have been carefully crafted in Paris by designer Bruno Lamy since 1991 before being hand-printed by skilled artisans in Jaipur, India. A distinguished and classically trained French artist, Bruno came across the time-honored technique of handcrafted woodblock printing while traveling through India. Inspired by the unique beauty and intricacy of this venerable art form, Bruno began designing the array of captivating French table linens which became the Couleur Nature collection that subsequently supports the artisans’ expert work and livelihoods.

The brand’s southern California-based CEO Gaura Tibbitts grew up in France before moving to the United States. On a trip to his childhood home over two decades ago, Gaura met Bruno and was captivated by the products’ strong sense of artistry and craftsmanship. Channeling his deep-rooted connection with the beauty and richness of French culture, he helped launch Couleur Nature into a global brand that has since thrived as a leading destination for French linens in the US and abroad.

Intricate Floral Tablecloths

Taking inspiration from native flowers that blanket the French countryside such as lavender, wisteria, sunflowers, and poppies, the tablecloths make guests feel like they’re dining on a table set up right in the middle of a blossoming field. A centerpiece in and of itself, the Jardin-print tablecloths guarantee a showstopping and unforgettable meal before the food is even brought out!

Elegant Table Runners

For a more subtle touch that adds an extra burst of color to the dining display, a table runner is always a good idea. Spread across the center of a natural wooden table, the intricate floral patterns enhance antique dining arrangements without distracting too much from the overall setup. You could also layer table runners on the credenza for presenting appetizers or cocktails. Embellished with fresh fruit or sprigs of the season’s blooms, the presentation will look like a work of art.

Complementary Napkins

To tie it all together, Couleur Nature offers high-quality linen napkins and towels that seamlessly pair back to each of the tablecloth and table runner designs – either in the matching pattern or in a complementing color tone. Attention to these simple details will make all the difference in the final aesthetic of your al fresco party, ensuring lasting memories for you and your guests.

A Perfect French Al Fresco Experience

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, enjoying a leisurely brunch, or simply adding a touch of sophistication to your everyday meals, Couleur Nature’s table linens effortlessly elevate any occasion. From vibrant floral patterns to gorgeous geometric designs, there’s a piece to suit every style and color theme.

Brighten up your dining display and be transported to the sun-kissed landscapes of southern France with Couleur Nature’s exquisite designs. Shop here with the code MFCH for an exclusive offer of 15% off your first order when you sign up for their newsletter!

Written by Olivia Hoffman

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