1 Outdoor Space, 4 Ways to Turn It Into an At-Home Escape
Get that faraway feeling right outside your door.
Published May 4, 2020 6:00 AM
All of this staying in certainly has us daydreaming about going out. With sunnier days and clearer skies ahead, there’s no time like the present to start making whatever outdoor space you have feel like your own private getaway.
This season, CB2’s 2020 Outdoor Collection brings a cool, modern aesthetic with hints of the tropics. Nodding to Mexican architect Luis Barragán and Italian-born Brazilian designer Lina Bo Bardi, the offering is a passport to vintage Latin America and its sun-drenched patios and lounge chairs under the palms.
In the spirit of creating that faraway feeling at home, we’re showcasing four different ways to use your space—from lounging around to (eventually!) hosting and entertaining—and the furniture combinations, textiles, and silhouettes that will transform your outside area into the greatest escape.
Oasis for One
It’s not a mirage: A few square feet can turn into a prime me-time destination with just a few pieces. First, set the parameters with the luxurious Trieste bistro table. Then build on the foundation with eye-catching Oro Gold dining chairs. Finish with a high-contrast combination of terracotta cosmic planters in both sizes to play up scale.
Is there a better way to start the day than at an open-air breakfast table? Carve out a calming zone for your morning rituals by pairing the black-and-white Trencadis mosaic table, inspired by Miami’s legendary Surf Club, with a set of Wafer metal outdoor chairs and pebble gray melamine plates—two pieces synonymous with seaside sophistication. Keep cold beverages within reach with minimal acrylic old-fashioned glasses.
“Out” to Brunch
An outdoor dining area that can go with the flow is ideal. With no tablecloth required, the iron and marble Column round dining table makes a statement. Boomerang rattan dining chairs and accessories like a stash of glass and brass candleholders give the space an elevated touch.
With a vintage-only-better look and feel, the Cana outdoor 3-piece sectional‘s modern modular design in all-weather resin wicker allows it to be reconfigured and rearranged again and again. Rest cocktails atop the Trieste side table and toss a pile of Tomar, Maze, and Dart outdoor pillows into the mix to make every seat a comfy one during those weekend-long lounge sessions.
View the full collection at CB2.