Even though it’s somehow August already, summer is still in full effect! The sun is still setting late in the evening, and the soaring temperatures show no sign of stopping. I’m trying to soak up every second I can outside while I can, and that’s why I was so honored to work with Pier 1 recently on a project to create a perfect outdoor oasis for one lucky Pier 1 fan.
Pier 1 has so many versatile pieces that are both functional and pretty. One of my favorite design tricks for clients who are looking to achieve that perfect outdoor oasis is to bring the indoors outside. Just because it’s patio furniture doesn’t mean it has to be uncomfortable or stiff. As long as you’re using something with a weather-resistant frame and outdoor-friendly fabric, the sky is the limit!
In fact, when we were setting up the backyard in preparation for the party, it was raining pretty steadily. The sectional cushions were easily covered up and wiped off to prevent puddles!
All of the dinnerware is melamine– which means it’s a durable material that’s virtually unbreakable. Perfect for outdoor dining!
PS- how great are these turquoise melamine wine glasses? Perfect for my #rooftopsunsets!
And this particular backyard party was especially sweet- Sue, the owner of the home, entered a contest describing her perfect outdoor party and was selected from thousands of entries to win her dream backyard set-up! She loves the beach, and vacations frequently in Ocean City, Maryland. So of course, Pier 1 wanted to give her a perfect coastal-themed backyard, full of accessories! There was plenty of deep blue colors, bright yellow accents, lots of natural texture, and a few purposeful pops of green.
Cornhole is essential to any backyard party, in my opinion.
Sue and her family were so pleased with her new back yard, and I was so honored to work with Pier 1 to help style her space. Living in a city like DC, I know that outdoor time with your favorite people is so valuable, and having a space in which to celebrate is so rare and lovely. It makes me wish I had a large backyard space to decorate myself! But I’m lucky that I get to do this for clients for a living, and so I wanted to share with you my favorite backyard picks from Pier 1 Imports so that you can re-create your own backyard oasis. Sue wanted a coastal + beach theme in her space, and I was able to create a completely different coastal style in my dream backyard from Pier 1- there are so many different styles and aesthetics to choose from! I call my picks below “Hamptons Chic”, with a touch of color and lots of texture. What do you think?
Do you have a favorite outdoor space, or are you in need of one of your own? I’d love to hear!
Thanks to Pier 1 for sponsoring this post!