Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott's gazebo taps into the popular 'outdoor living room' trend that will be huge in 2025

The actress and renovation expert celebrate cozy and comfortable outdoor spaces with a stylish gazebo – and their look is dominating outdoor trends

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The combination of Zooey Deschanel's twee sensibilities and Jonathan Scott's renovation skills is a match made in heaven. The power couple's home has always been one of our favorites on the Celebrity Style team, but their outdoor setup might have just skyrocketed their house into the number one spot.

Scott and Deschanel's garden is more than an outdoor space; it's an outdoor space for living. The space centers on a white and gray gazebo with a brick floor, surrounded by a gravel path and carefully pruned little bushes. Beneath the gazebo, the couple has set up two outdoor chairs and a table, providing the perfect spot for spending time together. It's absolutely gorgeous.

The combination of greenery with the classic white design of the gazebo is a masterclass in outdoor decorating. Jennifer Ebert, design expert and digital editor at Homes & Gardens, states: 'White and green together is one of the most classic color combinations, and this gazebo look recreates that interior look in a stylish, outdoor way. The small bushes abutting the outdoor gazebo beautifully contrast one another, especially because of the polished, Victorian style of the gazebo against the wild texture of the greenery.'

In addition to the beautiful look, the gazebo serves as a covered outdoor living room. Ebert says: 'The chairs and table underneath the gazebo provide the perfect place to relax outside. The space is so special because it does not have to compromise on design to provide interior level of design in the out of doors.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

Furthermore, this look is likely to become a garden trend for summer 2024. 'As the weather gets warmer, people make spending time outdoors a priority, and an outdoor living room is the perfect place to do it. Positioning the space under a gazebo makes sure that it's accessible during all types of weather and helps to protect the furniture. I can also see this becoming a popular option as a low commitment way to establish an outdoor space, as it doesn't require any serious building and can be easily disassembled.'

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Whether you decide to install a gazebo or just to elevate your patio, indoor/outdoor furniture that turns the outside into an essential, inviting part of the home is the most important thing. From plush outdoor sofas to warming fire pits to an outdoor table for setting down a glass of iced tea, these are our top picks.

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott's gazebo is setting a precedent for chic and elegant outdoor spaces all summer long. It's time to take a seat, kick your feet up, and enjoy the sounds of chirping birds in true celebrity style.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.