Summer Picnic Trends by Mitchel Hilll

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In the heat, efficiency is key – but you don’t need to sacrifice your style. Spice up your picnic game with a printed & colorful blanket, as well as a classic wicker basket to hold all your picnic essentials. Enjoy a glass of wine without the worry of it tipping over, and cut fresh fruits and veggies on a stylish yet portable cutting board. This summer, it’s about enjoying time with your loved ones in the most relaxed, yet elegant, way! Let Michell Hill show you how and meet them on September 6 at Picnic By Design!








Photos from Kate Spade NY and Crate and Barrel
Blankets are a no brainer when it comes to picnic design. Serving both fashion and function, liven up the mood with vibrant hues and geometric prints to be the envy amongst fellow picnic-goers.

Rivington Picnic Basket
Picnics are supposed to offer a calm setting for you and your loved ones to enjoy outdoor dining, but it can often turn into a hassle. Instead of struggling to find hands to haul over your best ingredients, invest in picnic baskets equipped with compartments to store all your must haves: silverware, blanket, plates etc. It will make the experience way more enjoyable!

Teak board, photo by Pop Sugar
Function meets design with this teak board! You and your friends can pass around all the delicious bites you’ve prepared in a more efficient manner. The conversation piece for every picnic!

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The best part of any picnic is the people. Second best? The wine! Reduce the spillage factor by getting a few of these new wine glasses that stick in the grass. Let the good times pour!

Marble + wood cutting board from

It might seem out of the norm to carry around a cutting board, but carrying cheese and small bites will call for it (trust us!) This marble and wooden cutting board is both stylish and the perfect accessory for cutting food that is less cooperative.


Mitchell Hill is the brainchild of two creative minds: Michael Mitchell and Tyler Hill. Mitchell grew up with deep roots in the South but took on the design world of New York City before returning home to develop his dream. Besides being a natural businessman, Mitchell effortlessly marries fun-sophistication with the needs of our diverse clientele. Tyler Hill yields from the great state of Texas. His travels, life experiences, numerous educational endeavors and remarkable eye for design ensured a bright future in interior design. Hill’s talent for lighting and furniture design help give birth to the full-scale design services that Mitchell Hill has to offer. Mitchell and Hill enjoy traveling to find unique, high-quality furniture, accessories, and textiles. They are diligent about searching for the right product for clients, consistently going for the fresh and unexpected. Besides design consultation and unique artwork, the pair along with their team, frequently host events in the gallery space. They are passionately involved in the Lowcountry community and enjoy working with various non-profit organizations.

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