Picnic baskets and rugs are essential for hosting a successful outdoor soiree, but luxury fashion house Dior has taken the humble picnic to the next level. Dior Maison’s glorious picnic set features a wicker basket complete with green and white lining, porcelain plates, coffee cups and a set of crystal glasses. The catch? It’ll set you back $29,500!
If that price tag seems a little exxy for a simple picnic at the local park, never fear, we’ve hunted down affordable dupes to help you recreate a stunning Dior-inspired spread without having to take out a personal loan. That leaves you with more funds to spend on delicious picnic meals, including high tea sandwiches, zucchini tart and fresh and zesty summer salads.
Stylish picnic accessories to shop now
Large picnic cooler basket in natural, Sunnylife
Lined with cotton in a neutral shade, SunnyLife’s picnic basket will form the perfect backdrop to all your spring/summer outdoor dining snaps. It even comes with renewable, reusable plastic picnicware so all you need to do is add food!
Chyka Home Hydrangea 21cm side plate, Harris Scarfe
Chyka Home’s hydrangea range is elegant and simple, and the silhouette echoes Dior’s octagonal picnic plate design. It is made from new bone china and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
French flax linen napkins in ivy gingham, I Love Linen
Ok, now it’s time to layer in the colour and pattern. I Love Linen’s gingham napkin set are picnic perfection. But if ivy green isn’t your thing, that’s fine. These napkins are also available in beige gingham, charcoal gingham and grey stripes.
Wood look resin cutlery set (16 pieces), Myer
Beautiful cutlery will also add a touch of bling to a picnic spread. This set by Australian House & Garden are durable (the handles are made from resin, rather than wood), so you don’t have to feel guilty about them getting knocked about outdoors.
The Weekend Rug in sage, The Iconic
Basil Bangs’ The Weekend Rug is stylish and practical, with a fun geometric print on one side and a durable waterproof backing on the other. Spills and messes wipe clean and sand shakes off with ease. Comes with a matching carry bag. Also available in colourways ribbon and sundance.
Flemington acrylic tumblers (assorted colours), Aura Home
Fancy drinkware will turn a plain picnic into a chic picnic. We love these acrylic tumblers from Aura Home which feature a floral motif and are available in a range of colours including pale pink, green, amber and blue. Matching jugs and snack bowls also available.
Poetic geometry cushion bundle, Sheridan
Up the comfort level of your picnic by packing a set of comfy cushions. This coordinated bundle from features four stylish and soft cushions in shades of pinks, blues and yellows. (Cushions also sold separately and range from $49.99 to $89.99 each).