Peace of mind can be found in your own backyard. From family dinners to solo sunbathing, al fresco activity is essential for restoring and rebooting. And, the time is prime for calm outdoor lounging and home redesign projects alike. Four Hands Brand Stylist Hilary Aiken, who readies each lifestyle setup for our seasonal photo shoots, insists on approaching outdoor areas with as much thought and consideration as indoor living rooms. Read on for her tips for styling a picture-perfect outdoor sanctuary.
Design on Deck
STYLE TIP #1
Take decorative vases to the next level by filling them with yard clippings, like vibrant flowers or rustic branches.
STYLE TIP #2
Anchor an outdoor living space with an eye-catching area rug.
GWEN OUTDOOR SECTIONAL
On Neutral Ground
STYLE TIP #3
Mix materials like concrete with warmer textures like woven rope or wicker, for a balanced look.
SONOMA OUTDOOR SOFA
STYLE TIP #4
In smaller spaces, a rounded bistro table makes for the perfectly sized breakfast nook.
STYLE TIP #5
Add outdoor-friendly throw pillows for a pop of color.
REMI OUTDOOR CHAISE