Nate Berkus reveals 7 spectacular ways to style your backyard for spring

Sam’s Club taps Nate Berkus to launch their first outdoor virtual shopping collection — and his picks guarantee an outdoor oasis

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Ready to be out with the old and in with the new? Nate Berkus and Sam's Club are. To welcome spring (in the most stylish of ways), the retailer tapped Berkus (and a handful of other designers) to promote its new outdoor living collections including its 'Member’s Mark' private brand items, exclusively sold at Sam's Club. 

See: Garden patio ideas – for a welcoming outdoor living space

Exclusively shot at various regional landmarks, Berkus's greenhouse-inspired space – located in New York City's Flatiron Plaza – is not only stunning but a complete blueprint for anyone lacking inspiration this spring season. 

Nate Berkus

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The interior designer's space highlights a checkerboard flooring made of outdoor pavers mixed with turf – based on a traditional 18th-century French pattern. 

He then pairs the flooring to perfection by complementing it with wood furniture featuring washable cushions and deep luxurious seating, pulling the entire layout together with outdoor planters and a sophisticated string of lights. 

All in all, it's exquisitely executed – and with all seven standout pieces available for purchase at Sam's Club, now is the perfect time to re-create this standout scene. 

Continue scrolling to bring Nate Berkus' outdoor oasis to life – in the comfort of your own backyard. 

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1.  Start by adding sophisticated ambiance to outdoor spaces

Nate's Design Tip: 'You want your outdoor space to feel like an extension of how you live inside.'

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Ecoscapes 36' Strand LED Acrylic Cafe Lights (18 bulbs) by Enbrighten

Ecoscapes 36' Strand LED Acrylic Cafe Lights (18 bulbs) by Enbrighten for $49.98, at Sam's Club

Light up any deck or patio by adding this 36' strand of LED cafe lights. They deliver consistently white, attractive light and unprecedented energy efficiency for a light source you never have to replace; sure to keep the outdoor gatherings going well through the night. 

2. Complement patios with gorgeous greenery

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Nate's Design Tip: 'Greenery and florals are the easiest way to bring natural texture to space. And this also applies to your backyard or patio. Buy in bulk and green it up to celebrate the start of spring.'

Diamond Silver Dollar Eucalyptus

Diamond Silver Dollar Eucalyptus for $69.98, at Sam's Club

Continue livening up your space with a fragranced filler with a long vase life. Whether used as a focal point or with other floral arrangements, this eucalyptus's specific shape, size and scent make it endlessly versatile. 

3. Extend an olive branch (literally)

Nate's Design Tip: 'Whether it’s succulents in planters, a vase of branches, or a garland on a table, it will immediately elevate your outdoor area.'

Fresh Olive Branches (200 Stems)

Fresh Olive Branches (200 Stems) for $99.98, at Sam's Club

This eco-friendly olive branch supplier uses nutrient-rich recycled water at their Watsonville farm, which helps conserve local resources, slow seawater intrusion, and reduces the need for fertilizer.

4. Delegate funds to a worthwhile seating arrangement

Nate's Design Tip: 'I love the Valencia Eucalyptus Patio set for this reason, plus – it has deep seating and couldn’t be more elegant.'

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Valencia Eucalyptus Patio Deep Seating Set with Black Cushions (4 pcs.)

Valencia Eucalyptus Patio Deep Seating Set with Black Cushions (4 pcs.) for $699, at Sam's Club

This 4-piece seating set conveniently seats four people and includes a sofa, two armchairs, and a coffee table. Made of solid 'Eucalyptus Grandis' wood, grown in 100% well-managed forests in Brazil, and certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), this arrangement is durable and perfect for outdoor use.

5. Have a handful of cozy options on hand for when temperatures begin to dip

Nate's Design Tips: 'Bring out pillows and throws and add an outdoor rug – whether on the grass for a picnic or under your patio furniture.'

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Crafted by Catherine Faux White Mohair Throw, 50" x 60"

Crafted by Catherine Faux White Mohair Throw, 50" x 60" for $29.98, at Sam's Club

When temperatures begin to dip at nighttime, wrap yourself or your loved ones up with this ultra-soft throw with a playful twist. Featuring a beautifully subdued design, offering irresistible coziness, the stylish fringed edges are an unexpected-yet-well-welcomed added touch. 

6. Use a coffee table to create a conversation circle

Nate's Design Tip: 'I always reach for well-made things, and outdoor furniture needs to be especially hardworking.'

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Grade-A Teak Colonial Round Coffee Table

Grade-A Teak Colonial Round Coffee Table for $316.98, at Sam's Club

Constructed from Indonesian teak — a conscientiously grown, renewable organic material harvested from plantation forests— this coffee table bridges the gap between a classic design boasts craftsmanship and the finest material. 

7. Invest in multi-functional pieces 

Nate's Design Tip: 'I’m also a fan of an outdoor fire pit, they are really cozy especially on cooler nights.' Try adding this stool – which can move seamlessly from indoors to out – to keep things fun and functional while curling up next to a fire. 

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Balkene Home Braga Metal Stool

Balkene Home Braga Metal Stool for $99, at Sam's Club

This Braga stool is an exceptional cross-functional piece, serving as a stool, an occasional table, a planter, or a multipurpose container. The sturdy steel construction is ideal for both indoor and outdoor-use deeming this handsome versatile as ever. 

Brittany Romano
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Brittany Romano wrote for Homes & Gardens as a U.S. Shopping Editor. 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.