Contemporary July 4 Tablescape

How to Prep for July 4th Like an Interior Designer


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


For the Table

To Sip: Champagne Berry Spritzer

Champagne Berry Spritzer

Champagne Berry Spritzer, Recipe by

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


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


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


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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