Published on June 5, 2016

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Photography by HANNAH BLACKMORE

produced by ANNA KOCHARIAN

Every outdoor space serves a purpose. Whether it is for entertaining, lounging, or simply just a spot for enjoying a morning coffee, it is important to fill the space with functionality in mind – and style coming in close behind. Here’s what you should know:

THE ENTERTAINER

Regardless if your idea of entertaining entails a massive gathering of friends or a modest cocktail hour on the deck, create a comfortable area that can cater to both. We’ve got our eyes on these.

the inspiration:

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a pair of seats to go with the outdoor bar

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Photography by JACQUI GETTY FOR LONNY MAGAZINE
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an accent piece you can just hang in

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a weather-proof set that can complement just about any aesthetic.

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an outdoor bar cart to house your prized collection of summer spirits

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THE BOHO DREAMER

When your backyard doubles as a momentary escape, it’s all about creating a seemingly lavish space for some well-deserved R&R. Hammocks, lush pillows, and intricately patterned textiles are just a few of the essentials for the ultimate bohemian space.

the inspiration:

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subtle pattern play for the outdoor seating arrangement

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hanging this over the pool, completely optional

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY

When creating an outdoor area with the little ones in mind, it’s all about establishing a setup the whole family can enjoy.

the inspiration:

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you know, for s’mores

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a sectional that can fit the entire family

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something to kindle the little ones’ imaginations

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a family-friendly outdoor dining situation

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the perfect spot to kick back in, after a long day

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THE MOD TRENDSETTER

Accented furnishings, bursts of color, and statement pieces are your thing – coupled with exotic greens and desert florals. Whether your space is emulates an urban setting or one with bucolic country charm, here are a few trendy elements that the space could use.

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Photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE
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statement seating in a rose gold wash for an added hint of metallic shine

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a stylish catch-all for trinkets and more

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a concrete accent table to contrast against the natural greens of the space

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vibrant color ways aside, this is one very versatile seat

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THE SUNBATHER

Sitting poolside, beachfront, or in a cluster of grass that is your makeshift backyard, is about as quintessentially summer as it gets. Here, a few basics you should never be without.

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the next best thing to having an actual pool

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because one can never go wrong with a little protection from the sun… or rain

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something to lounge in by the pool

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where else would you set your post-swim cocktail?

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a seasonally versatile wrap that doubles as a towel and more

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a cushioned accent piece for added color

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