Cultivate Your Patio Paradise

This sunny season, spice up your space. These classy-but-casual finds will turn your balcony or backyard into an at-home oasis.

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Pillow Talk

Blue and off-white pillow

No, not that kind of pillow talk. We mean Joss & Main’s Shah Outdoor Rectangular Pillow Cover & Insert set of two ($88). Engineered for the outdoors, these lumbar cushion covers resist mildew and fading from sun exposure.

Cheese Chiller

Cheese board with cover

The genius Chill and Serve Outdoor Cheese Board from Uncommon Goods ($85) is one of our top summer finds this year. The slate disk in the center of the maple base can be refrigerated and used as a cold tray for your cheese.

Atmospheric Essential

String of bulb lights

Want to transform your space in one easy step? Try string lights. We particularly love IKEA’s Solarvet LED string light ($18), equipped with 24 soft-white mini lanterns and a solar panel that can be clipped onto a planter or staked into the ground.

Urn Your Keep

Tall dark-green planter

Planters are the perfect opportunity to add up-to-date aesthetics to your space. The gorgeous Porcelain Urn Planter by Iittala ($75) comes in a classy dark green and a very trendy mid-century modern geometric design.

Better with Bamboo

Bamboo dishes on a table

Sustainability just got a whole lot more chic, thanks to Food52’s Fable New York Colorful Bamboo Dinnerware ($32–$152). This dishwasher-safe line includes all the dining essentials and is available in a summery selection of happy hues.

Full Tank

Stainless steel fuel tank-shaped water dispenser

Originally for storing olive oil, the Stainless Steel Fustis Beverage Dispenser ($179) has been reimagined as a water vessel. House up to 15 liters of your summer bevvies in this impressive dispenser for a touch of industrial elegance.

Red Carpet Treatment

Patterned red carpet

Nothing ties a space together like a rug, and that goes for the outdoors too. Ground your patio with a bold splash of color from AllModern’s gorgeous Joshua Tribal Red Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug ($42).

The Coolest-Ever Cooler

Seafoam green metal rolling cooler

In a stunning seafoam blue, the Clevr Retro 80 Quart Rolling Ice Cooler Chest ($194) is straight out of Mad Men. Keep 80 quarts worth of food and drinks chilled in this vintage trolley.

A Wicker Wonder

Teardrop wicker chair with lounge cushion

Elevate outdoor seating with Wayfair’s Teardrop Patio Chair with Cushions ($490). Named for its distinctive hood, this lounger is made from an airy web of wicker, perfect for summer, and thickly padded with soft and durable cushions.

Editor’s Pick: Pest Control with Pizzazz

Multi-wick candle

When it comes to citronella candles — a patio staple for repelling mosquitoes — it doesn’t get prettier than Crate & Barrel’s Centoa Citronella Centerpiece Candle ($99). Housed in a faux terracotta pot, it’s heavy enough to sit center stage on your picnic table.

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