Design · Outdoors

Creating an Outdoor Oasis

Even though it is still spring, summer is just around the corner and it’s got me thinking about the outdoors. If I could, I would spend every day outside, taking in the sun and enjoying the longer days. My favourite thing is ending a wonderful summer’s day with a barbecue and embracing the cool evenings sitting by an outdoor fire. If spending the summer at home, why not create an outdoor oasis and feel like you’re on holiday every day?

These pictures of beautiful outdoor spaces will inspire you to create your own summer retreat. It’s never too early to start getting ready for summer! If you don’t have a pool, why not add a water fountain to create a serene environment? And if a built-in fireplace is out of the question, go for a fire pit!

Below are some of my summer must-have items to help you create that backyard oasis!

 

Luxe Interiors - Eric Olsen Design & Photography by Karyn Millet
Luxe Interiors – Eric Olsen Design & Photography by Karyn Millet
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Daniel C. Cuevas Interior Design
Daniel C. Cuevas Interior Design
Daniel C. Cuevas Interior Design
Auberge Du Soleil Napa Valley
Auberge Du Soleil Napa Valley
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Pottery Barn
Restoration Hardware
Restoration Hardware
Dedon Outdoor Furniture
Dedon Outdoor Furniture
Restoration Hardware
Restoration Hardware
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Restoration Hardware
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Restoration Hardware
Pottery Barn

These pierced porcelain hurricanes from West Elm will create a glow when the sun has set and the temperature drops.

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West Elm

You can’t have the perfect summer retreat without a great swimsuit and cover-up to take you from day to night!

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ASOS
LuLu's
LuLu’s
Nordstrom
Nordstrom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crate and Barrel

How chic is this Bocce set from Crate and Barrel? Perfect for those long summer evenings… It would even make a great Father’s day gift!