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?


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.



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.




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


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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