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Our staff members are buying 9 outdoor decor pieces this summer

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It seems only natural to enjoy the last of the summer season as we approach the halfway mark, especially after the past year of lockdowns that have relegated us to the indoors. Why not use that energy to beautify any outdoor space that you have, be it a yard, roof, or fire escape for many city dwellers? Here’s what our staff are buying to decorate their outdoor spaces: fancy citronella candles, chic patio furniture, and attractive planters.

Associate Style Editor

19.3 oz Red Beefsteak Tomato Plant

My roommates and I began an endeavor to grow tomatoes on our fire escape this summer, as that’s the closest thing we have to outdoor space. Surprisingly, it is still working. We have fresh tomatoes and we love the way it looks against the cityscape.

Citronelle / Lemongrass Candle

I recently discovered that Diptyque extended their lavish candle expertise into the realm of bug-fighting citronella–who knew? You’ll want to display it, as it is less harsh than the usual alternative.

Bistro Table Set

This wrought-iron bistro set is aiding in my attempts to channel la dolce vita in any way possible this season. This classic design can be used in almost any outdoor space. All you need is a glass or rose and some fresh summer salad.

Design Director

Riviera Outdoor Chair

I love a statement piece in a small space and want to curl up in this outdoor chair from Urban Outfitters with a glass of wine and a great book. We all eagerly await our first major post-COVID trip. However, I will still enjoy the French Riviera vibes whenever I can.

Carrie LED Lamp

Accent lighting can be tricky on a patio that may or may not have an outdoor plug. The cute, portable lamp can be charged via USB and can be carried in and out easily.

Vertical Gro Wall System

Vertical grow systems are a great way of creating a feeling of privacy and a place to relax.

Braided Jute Pouf

It is a great option for seating and can also be used as a sidetable with a tray.

Beauty Editor

Round All Weather Wicker Camden Outdoor Chair

The lightweight seat is made of wicker and can withstand the elements. It’s also comfortable enough to relax, kick back, and enjoy a glass or two of wine for as long you like.

Annisa Planter

Plants are a must-have for any outdoor area (or indoor, for that matter)–they make our spaces look prettier and help us feel happier. If you are looking for something to make your plants stand out, this simple but unique statement planter is the perfect choice.

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