Stylish Patios and Yards

Stylish Patios and Yards

Bethany Nauert
Apr 14, 2011

A vanishing pool, a lush green lawn, a wooden deck, a concrete patio…If you have an outdoor space as part of your home — you're lucky! Not only do I miss the yard I grew up with, I also miss the pool and the awesome barbecues. I am always delighted to see different decorating ideas for patios and yards.

Some of the most important elements to consider while decorating an outdoor space: weather resistance, entertaining, sustainability and color accessorizing. Some people want to escape and enjoy the view of the ocean, creating a private cabana will allow you this serenity. Others plan on hosting small dinner parties and will need table space and evening lighting. Perhaps you want to show off an herb garden and your flowers. Maybe you want a cushioned spot in the shade to enjoy a book or take a siesta. All ideas are wonderful, and can be executed in so many different ways.

1. West Elm
2. Vogue Living
3. Home of Howard Bragman
4. Home of Catherine Haight
5. Home of Alexis Karpf

Images: 3-5 by Bethany Nauert

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