Jul 24, 2013

Outdoor Spaces Inspiration

by charlotte miller

Summer is the perfect time for outdoor entertaining even if it is the coldest time of year for us in San Francisco. By nature city outdoor spaces are small, which means coming up with creative solutions for making a curated and comfortable backyard. Here are five of our favorite outdoor spaces that are perfect for outdoor entertaining.

1. Casual Chic

This small space is made simple and cozy by juxtaposing a simple wood table with metal lanterns and watering cans for a look that is causal yet chic. For a pop of light, string lights across one side of the backyard making for the perfect place to have a glass of pinot and unwind. 

2. White on White

Spaces infused with white are always classic and clean. We love the simple incorporation of a dark wood moroccan inspired table against the simplicity of rest of the outdoor decor. 

3. Desert Retro

Outdoor tablescapes are made easy by putting white bertoia chairs against a rustic wood table set with succulents. The result is a "desert retro" look for a perfect outdoor dinner party.


4. The Porch Swing

Forgo the traditional suburban porch swing with these modernized versions. The french linen pillows juxtaposed with the modernized porch swings make for a look that is anything but ordinary. The simple use of only the blue and white hues completes the decor. 

5. Bohemian Bliss

Take a cue from Actress Lake Bell and create an bohemian oasis in the heart of Brooklyn featured in Lonny Magazine's July/August issue. Create an interesting mix of textures and patterns by hanging textiles. For a lush garden plant verdant evergreen shrubs, boxwood, and sedge grass that will last year round to make your own bohemian paradise.  

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