We loved helping actress and designer Nicole Richie¬†transform her gorgeous yard
¬†into a fairytale wonderland for a dinner party with friends, and after seeing these snaps from her feature on¬†The Coveteur
, we're glad to see little has changed. By incorporating textural, ethnic, and eclectic elements, Richie has ensured her space is relaxed, yet entirely¬†chic. Here are a few of our pointers for getting the look of this California-cool backyard retreat.
1. Incorporate Fun Textiles:
We love the unexpected use of the Moroccan wedding blanket and coordinating pillows on Richie's lounge chairs. The fun texture is a refreshing take on outdoor d√©cor and totally works with the other natural elements in the exterior design.
2. Layer Lanterns:
A mix of different lanterns in various sizes, shapes, and styles help to not only add light in the evenings, but are also great texturally, adding a dose of collected authenticity to the yard's design.
¬†3. Go Bold With Flowers and Plants:
Richie's hydrangea bushes help inject a healthy dose of color and fun into her backyard landscape. Bonus: when you grow your own beautiful plants, creating arrangements, like the ones we put together for Richie's dinner party
, is a snap.
4. Have Fun With It:
We're thrilled to see that Richie's super-cool hand-painted teepee
, that our friends at Clamdiggin
made for her, is still a major focal point of the yard. The over-scaled design and new take on the traditional playhouse is an awesome feature for kids and fun-loving adults alike.
So what do you think? Are you into Richie's style-savvy but relaxed exterior look?
Let us know in the comments and see even more snaps at The Coveteur
Photographs: Courtesy of The Coveteur