New England offers myriad opportunities to host a rustic-themed celebration—home to historic barn venues, bucolic farms and landmark sites offering that relaxed, rural feel. While you don't need to go completely over-the-top crafty with your event design, you can easily play up the surroundings of your locale, imparting rustic touches that lead to a design that's both outdoorsy, yet refined. Below, we break down some of our favorite "rustic" rental picks—from staple tabletop pieces to statement furniture and accent décor.
Set a rustic scene starting with your tabletop. Our Farm Tables paired with any of our Napa or Hourglass chairs offer the perfect base to layer on the natural elements. Add texture and organic touches with rentals such as our Cecil Runners and wooden chargers. Add a patterned china plate, like our Savannah Coupe Dinner Plate or Valentina China to create charming, country feel, or layer together our Villa China for a more rustic-Italian appeal. Incorporate color to your tabletop with a eye catching glassware, like our colored Fenton Goblets (we love Amber!) or our Smoke Stemware Set, which also features a cut crystal lowball glass, perfect for serving up signature cocktails.
SHOP RUSTIC TABLETOP STAPLES
Create a cozy, yet stylish spot for your guests to sit at your event. Carve out a separate seating area using our Rustic Wood Walls and accent the space with new must-have lounge seating like our Timber Loveseat or Orson Leather Sofa. Accessorize your space with specialty chairs like our new Luna Rattan Chair, Kilim Bench or Imogen Bench, and include plenty of natural elements like our Acadia Coffee Table or Sequoia Coffee Table, Scarab Side Table or Wood Carved Side Tables. Incorporate earthy hues by way of pillows from our Earthy Fields or Desert Sunset Pillow Packages.
SHOP LOUNGE LOOKS
The most popular place for guests to congregate, the bar area is the perfect space to make an impression with guests and there are plenty of ways to incorporate natural elements into your overall design. Outfit your bar area with one of our reclaimed wood bars, our stylish Round Back Bar Display or serve beverages up in our new Beverage Trough. Accent your space and offer a place for guests to sip their cocktails, like our High Rustic Farm Tables paired with our Antique Napa Bar Stools, or new Edie High Cocktail Tables with our Calypso Bar Stool.
SHOP BAR ESSENTIALS
Whether you opt for classic farm tables or table linens, incorporating the right table linen can make an impact on your overall design. If you're hosting your event in the summer, layer your farm or banquet tables with a textured runner like our new Ridgely White Table Runner or Gauze table runners. For a more country feel, try our Country Cottage Ivory Table Runner or for a refined look, our Hemstitch Runner with coordinating napkins. Hosting in the fall or winter? You can't go wrong with Tweed or Plaid (see: Sage Tartan Table Runner & Moss Rustic Plaid Table Runner), which come in a variety of harvest hues that are perfect for a cold weather celebration.
Serve your food up in a stylish way with statement catering pieces. Our MiniByte Copper vessels offer the perfect single serving dish. Use our Faux Wood Melamine Trays or Faux Slate Black Platter to serve up hors d'oeuvres or reimagine traditional tabletop rentals, like our Tondo Charger or Heirloom China, as serving platters, or create a buffet-style service station atop our Chevron or Whiskey Barrel bar.