Now that summer truly upon us, we all tend to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Whether it’s barbequing in the back yard, neighborhood potlucks or pool parties, there are some important things to keep in mind. Kathryn O’Shea-Evans provided an excellent listing of 11 mistakes to this summer season when planning your outdoor living space in a recent article for House Beautiful.
In her carefully curated bits of wisdom, you’ll find practical advice like avoiding metal furniture that will overheat, not planning for enough surfaces for food and beverages while entertaining and seating that’s too low. She also includes tips for pattern combinations and how to mix and match furniture. Sage advice that will help you create an inviting outdoor space to relax, entertain and enjoy all summer long. Read the complete 11 Mistakes Designers Want You to Stop Making in Your Outdoor Living Space article here.
Photo Credit: An outdoor space by Jean Liu mixes furniture (and throw pillows!) for a finished feel.
Photo by: STEPHEN KARLISCH