When Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, it sent fans back down memory lane. Along with the baby swimming in the pool on the cover of Nevermind, another image soon comes to mind: the eerie video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” And while a smoky auditorium filled with dead-eyed cheerleaders may not be the perfect setting for a friendly dinner party, there’s no reason why you can’t draw inspiration from the video’s grungy aesthetic to take your table from elegant to edgy.
Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Pitchfork may be far behind us, but the country is still in the thick of music festival season with events like Lollapalooza and Riot Fest looming on the horizon. But for all that’s good about a music fest (sunshine, bands, body paint), there are some things that are equally bad (crowds, expensive tickets, body paint). If it’s a boho-chic soiree you crave, why not skip the massive bathroom lines and selfie-snappers and bring the look and feel of a fest indoors—specifically to your dining-room table?