By Brittany Romano published
Ready to spring into style? Sam's Club's latest endeavor has us — and our backyards — covered, and ready to embrace the new season. The fan-favorite retailer teamed up with a handful of designers to carefully curate a handful of pop-up shops (or models) of backyards.
Nate Berkus gave New York City a reason to get excited for spring with his garden-inspired model. The sleek set-up was impeccable for any patio or terrace, filled with gorgeous greenery and beautiful blankets — and for those looking to overhaul a larger setting, you're in luck.
Becki Owens keeps the good times rolling with her reimagined 'Los Angeles' backyard, which is ideal for family gatherings.
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Filled with deep cushioned seating and riveting rugs, Becki Owens's carefully curated spring edit executes fun-and-functional at once.
The mid-century modern pieces are worthwhile investments — both durable and reliable — and will be around for years to come while also remaining child-friendly for those with younger children.
So, for those looking to take play out of her playbook, here are the 11 Becki Owens-approved backyard essentials to create the most exquisite outdoor oasis.
1. Bring your space alive with the help of artificial greenery
Becki's Design Tip: 'I like my spaces to feel cohesive in both areas and as you walk outside it feels like an extension of your home.'
Evergreen Artificial Grass - Assorted Sizes starting at $79.98, at Sam's Club
Landscape your home with the help of artificial grass. This durable eco-friendly solution has double-layer polyurethane and UV protection to prevent color fading or sunlight exposure, maintaining its gorgeous green shade year-round.
2. Upgrade to polished plant planters
Becki's Design Tip: '[I] We strive to to make it feel inviting and cozy!' Try a versatile plant potter like this to achieve a warm-and-inviting space.
Modesto 20" Round Planter starting at $78.98, at Sam's Club
With a sloped top and grooved texture, this plant pot offers a bold twist to a contemporary design that truly captures the elusive flair of European styling. It’s hard to believe such beauty and elegance can be found in a form that appears so simple and uncontrived.
3. Employ a beautiful bar cart to keep the party alive
Becki's Design Tip: 'The Member's Mark Cahaba collection really felt like a pieces I could see using inside my home.'
4. Invest in a deep seating signature set
Good seating is an investment worth every penny, and to make sure you get your money's worth, we highly encourage you to opt for an offering (like the one below) that comes with both comfortable seats and a matching table.
Member's Mark Cahaba 4-Piece Deep Seating Set for $1,599, at Sam's Club
This set includes a 3-seat sofa, two chairs, and a coffee table. Designed with an aluminum textured top coffee table with a multi-step finish is stylish, durable, and ideal for entertaining. Additionally, the cushions and pillows are constructed from Sunbrella high-performance fabrics to resist fading, mold, and mildew.
5. Accentuate tablescapes with floral arrangements
Freshen up tablescapes with a floral arrangement that adds a striking-yet-subtle statement in seconds.
6. Select a bold rug to elevate the space
Becki's Design Tip: 'I also love to put an outdoor rug down! There is something about an outdoor rug that really draws you into the space.'
7. Reach for a pair of pillows to add in an extra layer of comfort
Becki's Design Tip: 'Lights, pillows and plants really help create [a comfortable] feeling.'
8. Invest in gorgeous greenery
Becki's Design Tip: 'When creating an outdoor space I love to bring the indoors outside.'
9. Wrap yourself or loved ones up in this beautiful blanket
Becki's Design Tip: 'I love items that remind me of inside my home, that us why I felt [this blanket was the] perfect fit for this outdoor space.'
Crafted by Catherine Fringe Knit Rabbit Ivory Fur Throw, 50" x 60" for $39.98, at Sam's Clubs
Beautiful texture and fringe elevate this blanket and bring it to the next level. Providing the style and comfort that everyone deserves, this super-soft throw will make the perfect accessory to your home.
10. Hang lavish light fixtures throughout
When the sun sets, your backyard patio is bound to get a bit darker than you'd like; hang a set of lights to lighten up any space in style.
Ecoscapes 36' Strand LED Acrylic Cafe Lights (18 bulbs) by Enbrighten for $49.98, at Sam's Club
Add a sophisticated ambiance to your outdoor space with this light set. Delivering consistent white attractive lights, this unprecedented energy efficiency light source is so good, you'll never have to replace it.
11. Top your display off with this pretty pendant
To accentuate a pair of string lights or in place of them, opt for a pretty pendant light to command attention.
OVE Decors Harbin Bronze Finish LED Integrated Chandelier for $349, at Sam's Club
The starburst formation of this antique bronze chandelier creates an explosion of light in any home or outdoor space home. Built with an LED light that creates a subtle warm glow, this vintage-piece adds a touch of class to every décor.
Brittany Romano is Future's U.S. Shopping Editor, residing on the Upper East Side in New York City. Originally hailing from Connecticut and a graduate of New England College, Brittany started her career as a freelance fashion market assistant at Marie Claire. She later joined AMI, where she designed a highly profitable commerce vertical. Noted for her award-winning content, she's covered everything from celebrity beauty hacks to the most lavish home decor; Brittany has maintained her penchant for the finer things in life.
If a genie granted Brittany one wish, it would be for Kelly Wearstler to bring her vision to life and transform her living space, but until then? You'll find Brittany continuously evolving her chilled-out sophisticated style, shifting her attention to eclectic pieces (with a hint of retro), grounded by a rich understanding of history, focused on functionality, luxury, and quirkiness.
Find her on Instagram @ItsBrittanyRomano
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