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10 Ways to Embrace

EMBRACE
OUTDOOR
LIVING!

Outdoor Living
Complementary colors and materials are key to
creating a seamless
transition into outdoor spaces. Encourage a natural
look indoors with houseplants
and wallpaper, and don’t be afraid to bring lighting
and entertainment outside!

5 WAY S

by SARAH KARNASIEWICZ • illustrations by

TO BRING THE OUTDOO RS IN

Focus On Scent

CAROLE HÉNAFF

5 WAY S

TO BRING THE INDOORS OUT

Make
Connection

Fun fact: More than any
other sense, scent is
linked to emotion. “Your
sense of smell is actually
part of the limbic system,
which processes memory,”
explains Chapel Hill, N.C.–
based designer Kristin
Bartone. This means that
fragrance can instantly help
you conjure up feelings
you associate with past
experiences. So think
of outdoor experiences
that have brought you
happiness—like relaxing on
a beach chair on a breezy,
balmy day, or taking a
peaceful hike in a beautiful
forest. “Something as simple
as lighting a cedar candle in
your bedroom can trigger a
memory that connects you
to Mother Nature and brings
you a sense of well-being.”

Your yard might not
walls, but that doesn
it isn’t part of your h
“People sometimes f
that a backyard living
should be an extensi
interior,” says Gray W
of Gray Walker Interi
Charlotte, N.C. “That
always try to pull col
inside when I’m desig
an outdoor space.” If
blues make an appea
your home, try some
furniture in a similar s
Is your living room fill
with yellow accents? S
outdoor throw pillows
great way to connect t
two spaces.

Let The Sunshine In

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Make A Splash

Bored with the same old
houseplants? Take a page
out of stylist Shane Powers’s
book and fight fiddle-leaf
fern fatigue by planting a
tabletop water garden. After
all, aquariums aren’t just
for fish. His advice: Stick to
simple, tall glass vessels
that allow a full view of the
plant, and seek out aquaticfriendly plant varieties
like pennywort and broad
leaf, which have naturally
sculptural shapes. To keep
maintenance to a minimum
and limit algae growth,
plan on changing the water
weekly and set your “garden”
somewhere that gets filtered,
not direct, sunlight.

If you have the opportunity (and budget) to do a
little reno,
there’s no better way to blur the line between indoor
and
out than literally opening things up. For instance,
when
designer and garden influencer Hilton Carter recently
remodeled his Baltimore home, he added dramatic
floor-to-ceiling windows and folding outswing doors
to a
south-facing sunroom. “Having light pouring in from
all
sides has been life-changing,” he says. But if you’re
looking
for a quicker, cheaper fix, Houston-based designer
Mini
Meacham suggests simply opening all your shades
to let
as much sunlight into your space as possible.

Go Green

“Whether faux or real, creating a ‘green wall’ in your
home
can have a huge impact,” says designer Amanda Thompson
of
New York City’s ALine Studio. Not ready for the commitment
of landscaping your living room? Consider a
statement wall with a dramatic botanical mural.

Embrace Beach Chic

If rattan furniture instantly makes you think of
The Golden Girls set, it’s high time you gave the
mid-century staple another look. Denver-based
interior designer Eleanor Tate Trepte likes the
way rattan brings texture and subtle beachy vibes
to a home. Prefer a modern aesthetic? Though the
rise of “grandmillennial” style has made things
like vintage wicker, faux bois, and bamboo pieces
hot commodities at estate sales and auctions,
there are plenty of other ways to try that look.

Carve Out A Cozy Corner

Dreaming of a comfy spot where you can escape
undisturbed to read or sketch? “Building grown-up
tree
forts is one of my favorite projects,” says Thompson.
“You
don’t even need a tree! My sister built hers on stilts
like a
hunting blind.” If you don’t have it in you to build
out an
entire “she shed,” it’s okay to think a little smaller.
Invest
in a really comfy outdoor recliner and place a garden
stool
next to it so you have a place to put your morning
coffee.

Layer Your Lighting

Light up your outdoor living room the same way you
would your indoor one. That means thinking in layers.
Try an outdoor chandelier or string lights overhead;
play
with waterproof floor lamps or torches for pathways
and
gathering spaces; and add lanterns or candles on
tabletops.

Think Big Pictures

“There’s nothing that takes movie night to
the next level like a backyard theater,” says
Meacham. If your budget is tight, opt for
an easy setup that includes a projector, an
extension cord, and a white bedsheet. Ready
to splurge? Get some comfy outdoor love
seats and an inflatable theater-sized screen.

HAPPY AT HOME

Adding a bit of strategic
shade to your backyard
isn’t just a practical way
getting some privacy an
protecting yourself from
sun. Visually, it’s also
a handy shortcut to carv
a room-like zone out of o
space. Let a large patio
umbrella denote the din
area, while you use a pre
patterned canopy to cov
a casual seating area.

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