Summer Means Outdoor Entertaining

There are plenty of silver linings from the past few months – okay, maybe only a few. But one benefit for sure has been time with family and the closest of friends. And there’s no better place to celebrate summer than the patio table. So why not give it a little extra TLC, no matter what the occasion?

Our assortment of Hester & Cook paper placemats, runners, and table accents provide colorful, creative ways to set a special table. Packs of placemats and runners are $29 each.


Stars and Stripes Forever

Not just for the fourth, we love the red, white, and blue combo shown here.



Or do the always-classic blue and white with a twist.



Citrus Sweetness

I can’t get enough of anything with a lemon on it – and we love this placemat paired with the navy runner.



But then orange really is the new black – I think it goes with anything (on the table, not on my body).



The citrus runner is perfect for a ladies’ brunch, kid’s birthday party, or every day.



Lighting is Everything

Then there are our lamps which I almost don’t want to share with Stylebook readers because no matter how many we have in stock; we sell out practically every weekend.

They are outdoor friendly and include a USB charger for more than nine hours of stylish lighting into the summer twilight. White and dark grey are the most popular, but we also carry pink, orange, sage green, and blue.


  • The latest from Leah
Co-Owner | Boxwood
Over the past 15 years, I’ve covered the major branches of D.C. careers – political campaigns, Senate press office, advertising sales, and strategic communications. But after I had my two kids, I knew I wanted to do something that truly reflected my desire for creative, colorful design. Luckily, I stumbled into a shop on South Royal Street in early 2019 and met Joanna Szczerban. We opened Boxwood in April to offer Old Town a fresh take on home decor and gifts – and we haven’t looked back.

Boxwood was born out of the idea that our homes should be as vibrant and colorful as the people who live in them. So our decorative items and gifts bring a fresh, modern look to Old Town – everything from pillows and table linens to furniture painted with Annie Sloan® Chalk Paint®.

128 South Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Sunday & Monday: 12pm – 5pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 7pm

1 Comment

  1. Avatar gayle Palmer says:

    This is really is a beautiful article.. so creative! you have a great eye and the Store looks fabulous.! xg

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