5 Looks for Summer

Published July 10, 2020

Summer is about bright colors, sun hats, and maybe even a drink that matches your wedges. When you have nowhere to wear a new summer outfit and your warm weather styles are sitting on a shelf… what can you dress instead? Answer: fashion is calling right in your backyard. Your time at home is multiplied, the weather is nice, but. . . your porch needs some work. Brian and Kevin Ramsey from Backyard Staycation are sharing 5 stylish looks to inspire your next outdoor living refresher. 

Modern Miami Escape: Hot days by the pool call for a lounge chair and a glass of iced lemonade. What better way to enjoy those luxuries than somewhere that feels like vacation at a high end resort? Pair bright white lounge chairs with colorful throw pillows to achieve a modern aesthetic in your poolside (or houseside!) living space. Throw pillows from Sunbrella add a great touch because they are easily switched out as seasons change and won’t fade in the sun. 

South American Oasis: Bring tropical destination dreams to your own backyard with happy and cheerful accents. Fully stock a bar cart with your favorite beverages and island decorations to entertain and relax at the same time! To achieve a Bohemian style in your outdoor space, Brian and Kevin recommend clashing cultural styles and complementing white furniture with warmer finishes. Another tip is to position your outdoor table at a diagonal. This placement invites people in and allows guests to take a seat.

Caribbean Seaside Sanctuary: Time to bust a big design myth: Coastal living decor is not exclusively anchors and navy blue! Try bringing out another prevalent color in beach town foliage like limes and magentas. Add more depth and differentiate your space from the classic nautical theme by pulling out the green emphasis in your seaside escape. 

Rocky Mountain Retreat: Not every summer staycation starts at the beach. Moving away from coastal breeze and into the higher elevation of the mountains, a different look takes shape. Create a sanctuary on your own patio inspired by the nature and coziness of a rural mountain getaway. But beware, not all rustic decor has to scream “lumberjack.” Layer materials like wood, iron, and an animal skin rug to create depth and an elevated rustic feel. 

Cape Cod Paradise: Seaside havens in Cape Cod and The Hamptons inspire high end and luxurious living. You can achieve classic elegance on your own patio by fusing classic elements like crisp, white umbrellas, bright throw pillows, and neon flower centerpieces.