At Home in the Garden
We could all use a collective breath of fresh air. What better place for it than the garden? If you’re feeling the urge to upgrade your outdoor space, you’re not alone. That’s why we’re celebrating the arrival of spring and summer.
For inviting, organic outdoor decor, think wicker — but definitely not your grandmother’s wicker. Pottery Barn’s All-Weather Monterey Wicker furniture gives the woven look a sleek, modern update with rounded silhouettes and minimal off-white cushions. It’s where everyone will want to gather.
Summers in the garden are for BBQs and picnics, and for playing too. Anthropologie has everything you need for dinner time and game time — melamine plates and bowls printed with cheerful patterns, plus coordinating pool floats and games from backgammon to cornhole.
When it’s time to take your outdoor culinary adventures to the next level, you need the right tool for the right task. Enter Sur La Table’s specialty cookware, like a cast iron shrimp pan for grilled shrimp and matching cast iron pot for seafood stew. The Ooni pizza oven is a must-have this summer and beyond. It’s small but mighty, heating up to 932° and cooking pizzas in just 60 seconds so you can crank out perfect pies for the whole party in no time.
We’re big fans of bringing the outdoors in, but there’s also something to be said for bringing the indoors out. Universal Appliances bring the ease and professional performance of luxury appliances to alfresco cooking, so you’ll never have to miss a minute with your guests. Now you’re cooking with gas (or charcoal or wood if that’s your thing).
Candles are another invitation to think outside the box when it comes to outdoor decor. Diptyque’s interior/exterior candles come in artful earthenware pots featuring two of their iconic scents, 34 Boulevard Saint Germain and Figuier. Pair them with the indoor/outdoor candle holder to create the perfect twinkling ambiance.
We can’t all have green thumbs. Luckily though, Venus ET Fleurs arrangements can make it look that way. Their signature hat box arrangements feature Eternity® Roses in hues from blush to red to lilac. Unlike traditional roses, these real roses last for up to a year thanks to a unique preservation process.
If ‘more is more’ is your mantra, turn to Z Gallerie’s lineup of outdoor furniture and accents. Animal print pillows, oversized planters and classic lanterns won’t fade into the backyard background. The Carlsbad Outdoor Lounge Set makes the case for summer black, a chic contrast to pastels and florals.
A pair of Porto Outdoor Swivel chairs (and matching sofa) is perfect for cozy conversations and after-dinner drinks. For dinner itself, West Elm’s elevated yet down-to-earth serveware has got you covered, from pop-of-color lacquered trays to forgiving melamine plates.
The latest furniture from RH Collections takes lounging to a new level. Understated yet boldly architectural, pieces in the LAUREL collection designed by Ann Marie Vering are perfect for spending the day poolside. With refined lines and a pared-back palette, the VIETRI collection by New York designer Brad Ascalon makes a modern, minimal statement.