Allow Space for Easy Entertaining
If you create intimate nooks for friends to relax, your fresh-air space will become the ultimate summer hot spot.
• Dress up elegant gatherings with outdoor-fabric curtains and a rustic candle chandelier. Sisal and kilim rugs and a flea-market-find bamboo daybed complete this cabana.
• Think durable, not delicate. Consider cushion covers made of terry cloth―they’re both soft and washable.
• Build a pergola over a patio or terrace to create an outdoor room. Bamboo or native-wood poles provide enough shade for an all-day retreat.