Why Don’t You…?

… use outdoor lights – inside!

Inspired by this image at vtwonen, I love the idea of stringing your favorite outdoor lights as a garland or decorative statement in any room. A chic take on the dorm room tradition of year-round holiday lights (surely I wasn’t the only culprit, right?), the right string of lights can contribute to a serious upgrade in style.

My favorite pick? Pleated string lights ($225) from Pigeon Toe Ceramics. Made to order, each string is a sculptural delight overhead – perfect for dinner parties, impromptu guests – or everyday use.

Happy lighting!

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Get The Look: An Outdoor Fire Pit

Image Credit: Cottage Living via My Home Ideas

With back to school right around the corner, why not savor the last few moments of summer by creating an outdoor getaway for your family and friends? Need some inspiration? Look no further than the following finds (none more expensive than $500!):

-The seating pictured appears to be these IKEA banana fiber finds, both under $60! Alseda Stool ($30), PS Gullholmen ($60)
-Is any outdoor space complete without a fire pit? Stone Fire Pit ($500)
-Outdoor-approved lighting adds a touch of romance and fun to an everyday get-together. String Lights ($10)
-Keep cozy by the fire with a wool cover-up. Pendleton Blanket ($130)
-Fill a few vintage Thermos’ with hot chocolate and let your starry evening begin. Thermos ($80)

Enjoy, star-gazers!

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