“Light Up the Night” Coastal Summer Patio Decor + Garden Home Tour

Happy Friday everyone!!

I’m so excited to be joining in on an AWESOME blog hop today put together by my sweet friend Ursula at Home Made by Carmona as well as Balsam Hill‘s Light Up the Night Challenge!  She gathered some crazy talented bloggers to have alittle virtual escape this summer, taking a stroll through all their beautiful outdoor spaces.

Garden Party Tour - Creative Outdoor Solutions

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You guys know I love my neutrals, but for my tour I wanted to give our back patio a little more color with some fun tropical accents and the rustic, coastal flair we always love.  We’re also going to stay on the patio because we’re in the time of year when the yard is fried to a crisp, we’ll look at that again in the fall or spring and in the meantime you can see it nice and green on the Our House page ;)
(find all the sources in the gallery at the end of the post)

AFTERNOON SOIREE

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com*affiliate links included for your convenience, click here to see my full disclosure policy

For our seating area, I added a lightweight throw blanket to up the cozy factor, and a couple of fun tropical print and aqua pillows.  I love the palm tree pillow because it looks just like the palm trees in the backyard (although not quite as tropical, boo).

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

Hands-down my favorite greenery to decorate with is eucalyptus, BUT I can’t find the real thing an.y.wh.ere here in town and the famous Trader Joe’s eucalyptus is two hours away.  So I was stoked when Balsam Hill sent me an email about their faux eucalyptus wreaths and garlands.   They are super high quality and look so real it’s crazy, definitely the perfect substitute!  I knew the patio would be the perfect place to use them, well, and pretty much anywhere else in our house!

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com
Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

Since I’m on a tablescape kick, our dining table got some sea creature friends with sea life plates, coral napkin rings, and one of my recent driftwood finds.  The eucalyptus garland was the perfect length to go down the middle of it all and I’m kind of loving how it has a seagrass/green algae vibe next to the plates.

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

I rolled the bar cart back out by the privacy wall and made it into a little wine/beverage station.  Just missing the cheese!

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

 

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

Our patio is gorgeous during the day, but our absolute favorite time out here is a late summer evening when we get to turn all the party lights and candles on!

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

Remember those awesome faux eucalyptus wreaths and garlands?  They came with battery-operated little fairy lights that tuck away discretely but put off the prettiest glow.

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

Wax candles aren’t an option out here when it’s 100 degrees for four months, so battery-operated LED candles are the way to go (and of course are much safer anyway).  But of course we’ll still have those Citronellas burning.

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com

Thanks for hanging out with us out here this afternoon!  I hope you got some inspiration for your space this summer and had a nice little escape for your Friday.  Thanks so much to Ursula for the invite, it was fun to create a summery space!  Now to have a party :)

Coastal Summer Patio Decor - Rustic touches and a little whimsy bring this beautiful backyard patio to life for a summer party, night or day! www.tableandhearth.com
I had a volunteer model for this shot…He loves when the lights are on in the evenings so he wanted to be in a picture ;)

 

Balsam Hill wants to help you guys get your space green and lovely too, for this summer or even for the holidays with their famous trees and greenery, so they’re giving y’all $30 off any order over $299 using code “BHSUMMERTAH30” from now until August 28th*!! Click HERE to shop!
*One-time use per customer, cannot be used with another coupon

Now, hop around to see all 25 of the other beautiful outdoor spaces in the tour this week!  Just click on each image to be taken to that space and search #gardenparty on social media!

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*thank you to Balsam Hill for sponsoring product for this post, click here to see my full disclosure policy

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28 thoughts on ““Light Up the Night” Coastal Summer Patio Decor + Garden Home Tour

    1. Thank you Ursula!! We used to have them hanging just along the edge but in the ORC makeover last fall, the husband had the brilliant idea of this zig-zag pattern and it made all the difference in the world. He’s still (obviously) very proud of his lights ;) I’m so honored to be included in this awesome tour, thank you again!!

  1. Gorgeous space, Emily!! I love all of your beautiful, coastal details. And we have similar patio sets! I might have missed the link, but I’m drooling over that tray on your bar cart! xo

    1. Hi Jen! Thanks so much :) I found that tray at a boutique shop up the coast but I have yet to be able to find them online! It drives me crazy. I’m going to dig a little more and see if I can and I’ll give you a shout if so :)

  2. Girl, you know I love this! Such a beautiful space!

    1. That table is so much fun to decorate, best thing I’ve made for our home hands down :) Looking forward to hopping around to everyone’s tour this week!

    1. I couldn’t resist as soon as I saw that set :) It’ll probably be an ordeal with people picking which sea creature they want at the next party!

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