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A California Backyard Gets Pool-Party Ready

AUGUST 2, 2016
Photo credit: Jana Williams

There’s no better time than summertime to spruce up your outdoor spaces. And with the end of season summer sales in full swing there is no better time to start on a new outdoor design. Our Decorist designers have done thousands of outdoor spaces from backyard patios, to poolside terraces, to screened in porches—we can do it all!

Recently we did a beautiful outdoor space for LA-based blogger and events and brand collaborator Sarah Boyd. She moved into a new home and turned to Decorist for help with her poolside backyard. While Sarah had a nice backyard with a pool to begin with, she wanted a little help in making it a better space for entertaining and for lazy weekend lounging. While the backyard may not be the first space that comes to mind when considering a room makeover, a well-designed outdoor space becomes an extra living room and that's exactly what Sarah and her family got. We sourced online from some of our favorite retailers—Lowe's and—who have have a wide range of stylish outdoor furntiure. 

Now, Sarah loves her outdoor space transformation, and so do we!


From sparse to teaming with shades of blues and whites, this outdoor makeover was designed with Sarah’s growing family in mind. Having only just moved into this home, she and her husband worked closely with our super talented Decorist Elite Designer Simone Howell to create different spaces for summer lounging and entertaining. Crisp, fresh, with pops of glam and accented vintage finds, the newly transformed backyard is now the perfect extension for indoor-outdoor living in the summer.







What a transformation! Sarah's new space is now filled with bright color and additional functionality. This outdoor kitchen barbecue unit and teak patio dining set is the perfect setting for indoor-outdoor living. Family dinners pooside on warm summer evenings? Yes, please!



One of our favorite elements of this makeover was the gardening cart. It was transformed into a mobile bar cart and accessorized with vintage glassware, coral, succulents and flowers. It’s an unexpected piece that turns an underused corner into the perfect space for summer cocktails.



The variety of seating area ties Sarah's expansive yard together, all the while creating comfortable areas to kick off your shoes and relax. We love these steel garden patio chairs in vibrant royal blue. And no poolside is complete without a set of lounge chairs, each with a pillow in a pop of bright teal for added comfort.



This firepit from ATGStores is the ultimate backyard accessory - and the perfect spot for making after-dinner s'mores. And paired with this outdoor sofa, there isn't much more one could ask for when it comes to the perfect summer night!

August is the perfect time to spruce up your backyard or outdoor patio! We are now approaching summer furniture sale season, so start a design project today for your outdoor space and take advantage of seasonal prices. Don't forget we can purchase everything for you—and ship it all for free!



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