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Thursday Trick to Try: Create a Dreamy Outdoor Space

Don't let space or budget prevent you from having a fabulous outdoor escape!

Copy: Kelli Ryder, Interior Design: Angela Stone, Photography: Emily Johnston

After seeing this video, we suddenly had the itch to throw a fabulous outdoor party. How could we not? When Sara Ruffin Costello partners with Target’s chic Threshold line, the result is bound to be fabulous! However, our attention was quickly turned to the fact that we aren’t quite so lucky to have a backyard… or really, any outdoor entertaining space for that matter. So, we began poring through our archives for ideas. After a little searching (and a LOT of indoor inspiration), Angela Stone’s Chicago patio gave us the lightbulb moment we’d been craving!

Turns out, you don’t need an elaborate space (or a big budget!!) to make a dreamy outdoor space. Even the tiniest apartment patio (or, if you’re brave, fire escape) can be transformed into a romantic, bohemian escape. With folding chairs, chic throws, lots of candles, you can create a special escape that is within budget AND can easily be brought inside if a spring thunderstorm decides to crash the party. Invite your friends over for a wine night on the porch, or relax with your favorite book- bonus points if you go for the hammock!

To help you recreate this look at home, we’ve shared a few of our favorite products below. Happy May Day, indeed!!

Image originally appeared as part of “Farmhouse Modern” in our November/December 2010 here

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