July 27, 2010

Casually Chic Chandeliers

Chandeliers aren’t just for stuffy dining rooms and ballroom events anymore. One of the latest party trends is to use chic chandeliers outside the home. Just a touch of elegance can be added to any casual affair with a beautiful chandelier. Perfect for a late afternoon summer soiree, these dangling decorations give off a soft glow when the afternoon light reflects from the crystal. Find unique chandeliers at antique or thrift stores, and hang them from trees in your outdoor space for ambiance. To avoid an overly elegant look, opt for chandeliers of different sizes and shapes. Hang them from different heights with simple rope. Sure to be a conversation piece, chandeliers are the perfect décor decision for your next late afternoon event.
Casual Chandelier Chic

Chandeliers can vary in style, from simple to ornate. Some use candles, while others require bulbs. For the most simple chic look, just hang the chandeliers and let the natural light reflect from the cut glass -- (From the left) Better Homes and Gardens, a paper trail, Style Me Pretty

Create a comfortable outdoor space with lots of pretty pillows to lounge on -- Restoration Hardware

Add small pops of color with low pink flower arrangements -- The Knot

Since you are outside, use outdoor garden urns for keeping wine and sparkling water cool -- Woman’s Day

Serve small cucumber-watercress tea sandwiches, cheeses and fresh bread for appetizers -- Williams-Sonoma

As dessert, macaroons will satisfy a sweet tooth -- la prochaine fois

Chilled white wine should be sipped from etched antique glasses -- Style Me Pretty

This invitation by Lilly Pulitzer is the perfect choice, with chandelier designs in varying sizes accenting your personalization -- FineStationery.com

A lightweight white cocktail dress is perfect for a late afternoon gathering -- Lilly Pulitzer