Goodbye, Outdoor Furniture Sets; Hello, Mixing and Matching

Twenty-seven summer essentials from Domino’s style team.

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“My desk is always littered with the next season’s lookbooks,” says Domino’s associate style editor, Julia Stevens. “So by the time summer comes around, I’m well acquainted with the best of the best.” From a new take on classic string lights to powder-coated lounge chairs in unique hues, Stevens created a Domino-approved edit of summer must-haves to keep you cool (and chic!) this season. But keep in mind that just because sets are trending doesn’t mean you’ll find any here. Instead Stevens much prefers mixing and matching materials, colors, and vibes to create a look all her own. Read on for the furniture and decor we’re loving for an outdoor space that feels like a 24-7 vacation. 

Unset Your Table

Opposite materials attract. Pair a pistachio-hued steel folding table and lavender ceramic plates (calling on our current color crushes) with a splattering of natural rattan and wicker chairs for a multi-textured setup. Add ombré emerald glassware carrying a refreshing cocktail and handcrafted placemats woven from Colombian jipijapa leaves, and your tablescape is ready for taste testing all of Molly Baz’s new recipes. 

Verro Green Outdoor Dining Chair

Crate u0026 Barrel

Positano Indoor/Outdoor Dining Chair


Jipi Plate Mats by Ames, Goodee ($100/Set of 6)


24-Piece Flatware Set


Dinner Plate in Taro


Seagrass-Wrapped Pitcher


Lean Into the Lounge

We’ve missed each other, so we’re all about pieces that promote friends (safely) sitting and staying a while. Kick back in a hammock as durable as it is chic (it’s made from heavy cotton and has sturdy loops for hanging) or on a woven love seat (add a few rainbow-hued accent pillows for comfort). If you’re more of a “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” type, consider a retro-inspired, Scandi-style bar cart to assist with your mixology endeavors. To top it all off, outdoor rugs will create a cozy living room atmosphere and can be easily wiped clean when there’s the inevitable guacamole spill. 

Marlo Sprout Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Dash u0026 Albert

Vector Outdoor Boho Scatter Rug


Zuma Pillow


Montecito Floor Pillow, Serena u0026 Lily

$228.0 $198.0

Dusty Blue On The Move Side Table

Annie Selke

Halden Outdoor Bar Cart

West Elm

Elevate the Everyday

More often than not, it’s the finishing touches that turn a basic back deck into a transportive retreat. Start with lantern-inspired string lights and a weather-friendly resin pendant lamp to ensure the party stays lit well into the evening, then add a geometric tray to corral snacks and drinks within arm’s reach. In vibrant hues, the workhorses of the backyard, from a sunny umbrella to a plum-hued garden hose, double as decor.



Summerland Outdoor Round Pendant, Serena u0026 Pendant

$448.0 $388.0

Mirakel Tray

Svenskt Tenn

ZigZag Serving Platter

Carolina Irving

Concrete Fluted Planter

Pottery Barn

Rectangular Tray in Iron and Beige

Marni Market


Julia Stevens

Contributing Editor

Julia Stevens is a Domino contributing editor. Basically, she’s a professional online shopper. She started at Domino as an intern and spent almost seven years in the style department curating products for our gift guides, trend roundups, and product reviews and on set styling the beautiful homes we get to share. Off hours, you can find her scouting New York’s newest design shops and restyling her shelves