A beautiful stone and oyster shell bocce court is a great addition to a backyard, adding a fun feature for outdoor parties. For extra style, this court is flanked on one side by topiary plants in large terra cotta pots and flowering plants on the other side.
A contemporary Midcentury-style sideboard offers storage and display space for books and collectibles. A show-stopping 6-foot wide and 3-foot tall mirror above the sideboard has a decorative frame that resembles clustered oyster shells and adds coastal style and organic texture to the room.
The open plan kitchen provides a seamless transition to the home's dining area. The clear glass tile kitchen backsplash glistens in the background of the stunning wood dining table. Upholstered light green dining chairs add a formal touch to the space while a bouquet of oyster shells creatively decorates the table.
An outdoor display does not have to be complicated. My go-to trick for table decor is selecting my favorite plates and placing party essentials on them instead of floral arrangements. I love using items such as oyster shuckers, wine openers, and oyster shells to make a unique display with minimal effort. When selecting plates, be sure to find patterns and colors that compliment each other. This type of tablescape is perfect if you have a small table or porch area, so your party essentials also serve as table arrangements.
Party favors are a great way to leave an impression on your guests. You don’t have to—nor should you—blow the budget on them. For instance, these custom oyster napkin rings can be replicated by going to your local beach and picking up shells. If the beach is not an option, you can opt for your local craft store or even your backyard where stones or rocks painted with silver spray paint can create a similar, DIY-chic effect. Feeling extra festive? Use paint or a marker to add a monogram of your guests' initials.