Tips for Your Small Outdoor Space

Caitlin Flemming - Sacramento Street

Sacramento Street -Outside Table

One of the great things about summer is being able to spend the majority of our waking hours outdoors. After a winter when so many parts of the country have been extra cold and severe, finding a space to spend more time outdoors is what everyone needs. I can tell you one thing, I’m ready for a summer of outdoor entertaining! I’ve always been a big fan of bringing nature indoors to create a home that incorporates the outdoors.  Now that it’s summer, why not bring the indoors outside into your garden?

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There is nothing better than having friends over and being able to eat a meal or share a glass of wine outside in the garden. You don’t need to have a huge backyard or a perfectly manicured space to enjoy the outdoors.

I teamed up with World Market to create an outdoor room that you can replicate in any garden. Here in San Francisco, we don’t have much outdoor space – it’s limited – so we took a small space (less than 200 square feet) that is usually where the tenants walk through, and transformed it into a outdoor eating oasis they can enjoy. I can’t take credit for the beautiful garden.

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It was so fun to put together the items that would make this space work. As most of you know, I adore bue, so that was the color I based the outdoor space on. World Market had everything we needed to makeover the space – beautiful vases, dishes, furniture – even a rug that is specifically made for outdoor living.

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So this weekend, get out there and enjoy creating an outdoor space to enjoy this summer!

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Get the Look:

1.) Mitered Stripe Herringbone Throw | 2.) Natural Water Hyacinth Oval Ava Baskets | 3.) Individual Decanter with Wood Stopper | 4.) Blue and White Ceramic Vase | 5.) Antique White Metal Ronan Outdoor Bistro Table | 6.) Working Glassware Collection | 7.) Sawyer Flatware Collection | 8.) Gray Khadi Tufted Floor Cushion | 9.) Natural Basketweave Lumbar Pillow with Button | 10.) Black Villa Stripe Napkins | 11.) Ivory Organic Rimmed Plates | 12.) Ivory Waffle Throw

Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street

1 Comment

  • Rare Finds

    Wow! Great Work. It is looking lovely. These tips are very useful especially for small outdoor spaces which I have been thinking to manage from so many days. I will surely implement them now and really there is nothing better than having friends over and sharing a lovely outdoor place like this.

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