Instead of opting for plastic cups and plates at a backyard bridal shower, up the classiness of your party by using real plates and glass champagne flutes. Skipping the plastic and paper will make any setting feel luxurious.
When planning a backyard bridal party or outside dining experience, save money and double-down on charm by using real glassware instead of plastic cups. Guests will feel at home and the environment will thank you.
When decorating spaces for holiday entertaining, it's important to consider individual areas within a single space to ensure a cohesive look. Carry the tone-on-tone look to surrounding sideboards, buffets and bars. Here, a serving buffet is lightly decorated with metallic and glass accents in the same off-white and champagne tones seen on the dining table.
After grabbing a bushel of oysters from your local seafood market, be sure to stash a few away for decor on your table. You can place them in a few of your favorite coffee mugs or even a champagne glass to dress them up as a centerpiece. For added fun, put a few flower petals or lace some ribbon in the container for a unique display of the main dish.
Curl up with a book and a glass of champagne in this sophisticated and elegant seating area with easy access to a wet bar. A chic glass coffee table, side table and contemporary art add to the refined luxury.
“My vision [here] was to create an intimate and luxurious refuge from a grand soiree or a private hideaway for a conspiratorial tete-a-tete over a last glass of champagne … perhaps between Lee Radziwill and Truman Capote,” Jim says.
A staycation is not complete without downtime, and even as the hostess, you can sneak away for a few minutes to write down your thoughts and drink a glass of sweet tea or champagne. To inspire your guests in their own journaling activity, put up some of your favorite inspirational quotes around the house on chalkboards. You can even ask your guests to add some of their words throughout the weekend.