A burlap canopy and bed hanging evokes casual countryside style and enhances a new four-poster bed. Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques,” which features the home of architect Norman Askins, says accessories like the brass candlestick and hurricane lamp are inexpensive and intensify the style of the room.
“An outdoor reception doesn't mean you have to let go of elegant elements. We used a mix of bistro lights and candelabras, as well as hurricane lamps and smaller votive candles for this garden dinner. The lighting only became stronger after sunset, creating a truly elegant mix of candle light, bistro lights and the natural light of the moon and stars." - Planner Adam Donovan-Groves, of Donovan-Groves Events. Audrey Isaac, of 100 Candles, adds, "Tall, elegant candelabras towering over floral centerpieces create a dynamic feel to a table. Match the candlesticks to the floral vessel for maximum impact!" Florist: Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Design.