Backyard Inspiration: Rustic Glam

Photo credit: Style Me Pretty

Photo credit: Style Me Pretty

June might very well be the perfect month to host a long, leisurely outdoor dinner party for friends and family. I recently stumbled upon this gorgeous photo of a backyard on Style Me Pretty, and dreams of dinner parties have been dancing in my head ever since. Luckily, Shopilly brands like Restoration Hardware, West Elm and Anthropologie make it easy to recreate this rustic glam backyard look. Even more luckily, a couple of the pieces that I picked out are currently on sale, so check them out today!

Starry String Lights

Starry String Lights, Restoration Hardware, on sale for $12-$79

My favorite decorations in the backyard photo are the romantic string lights strung around every tree. String lights give any space a warm, festive feeling, and you can maximize the effect by choosing yellow lights over harsher white lights. Restoration Hardware’s delicate Starry String Lights are available in lengths ranging from five feet to 100 feet.

Wood + Metal Lanterns

Wood + Metal Lanterns, West Elm, on sale for $23-$103

The wood base and metal cover provide a nice contrast on these candle lanterns. They’re sturdy enough for outdoor use, but can easily transition to indoor settings in the colder months.

Mason Jar Sippers

Mason Jar Sippers, Anthropologie, $48 for a set of 12

I prefer the look of these mason jars to the wine glasses used in the backyard. Especially for a small, intimate dinner party, these provide just the perfect touch of hominess and informality without detracting from the sophistication of the remaining décor.

Abaca Chunky Square Placemat Set

Abaca Chunky Square Placemat, West Elm, $14 for a set of 2

Lest we forget the “rustic” in rustic glam, these woven placemats perfectly complement the softly glowing lights and mason jar sippers I’ve chosen above. Using placemats for a dinner party speeds up the cleanup process, and at just $14 for a set of 2, these are a steal!

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