Published on May 26, 2020

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Courtesy of West Elm

At a time where the hottest venue in town is your backyard, simultaneously serving as the local happy hour spot, farmers’ market, and restaurant, West Elm’s new collaboration with REI Co-op is especially perfect: Turn whatever green space you do have into your very own campsite. 

Combining REI’s 82 years of outdoor gear know-how with West Elm’s colorful aesthetic, each of the 35 products is both practical and stylish. Many of the items, such as the melamine dinnerware and fluted acrylic glassware, are also indoor-friendly, meaning you’ll be getting use out of the collection way past Labor Day. 

Pick up camping essentials, from a weatherproof tent to sunset-colored folding chairs, and check out the smaller pieces to zhuzh up warm summer evenings alfresco—whether they involve screen-projector movie nights (you’ll need cushions to lounge against) or picnic dinners (dress up DIY pizza with cobalt blue plates). Consider it an easy way to switch up the routine, especially if you have little ones to entertain. Just don’t forget to pack mosquito repellent. 

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