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Looking for colorful dinner plates or fun placemats to really make your summer get-together pop? We have nine amazing products that will inspire your next garden party!
With spring here, and summer just around the corner, the time to give the back patio a much-needed seasonal refresh is here. Whether used on throw pillows, curtains, or as upholstery, the simplest, most impactful way to update the look of a dreary backyard is through fabric. Today, the range of options for outdoor use is near limitless. (In fact, some of our favorite designers have told us that they love to use these fabrics indoors as well.) Here are our favorite resources for print, pattern, and texture in the garden this year.
Trends for the garden are constantly evolving, yet favorites from the past continue to make appearances. Terrariums are just one example of this—a fresh flashback from the 1970s, these fun, tiny gardens are making a comeback. Now Mod fanatics also have a new go-to piece for their garden with the timeless, chic, and functional Midge tile table from Potted. A multi-seasonal must-have, Potted’s co-owner Annette Goliti Gutierrez explains what prompted their newest design.
Francine Gardner, owner of New York's Intérieurs, shows our writer Katie Mendelson how a few inspired finds can turn a city rooftop into an urban oasis. 

Daniel Keeley, designer of two adjacent rooftop terraces that exemplify urban outdoor living at its finest, shares five considerations for homeowners who would like to transform their rooftop into a luxury outdoor living space.

See how seven designers created outdoor environments for everything from intimate dining nooks to kidcentric playscapes. 


Missing those warm summer nights? With a sophisticated fireplace in the garden, you can create an endless summer even into the cool, crisp Fall evenings.

 

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Our Q&A with Judy Kameon about how she gets the party started in her quarter-acre garden, in Los Angeles. Plus: Our guide to recreating her garden's style at home.  
Tips from Los Angeles-based garden designer Stefan Hammerschmidt
HGTV host Jamie Durie shares his tips for creating outdoor living spaces
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