When we caught wind that Domaine Home had a hand in revamping Lea Michele's outdoor space, we couldn't wait to see for ourselves! Lea christened her newly decorated outdoor digs by throwing a garden dinner party, and naturally, the design details were stellar. Follow these tips for mastering her outdoor entertaining style, and check out the full gallery at Domaine Home!
- Step Up Your Outdoor Fabric Game
- Layer Your Tabletop
Forking over money for outdoor furniture is tough, especially when you're still trying to furnish the inside of your home. The good news is that you can transform the most mundane pieces — yep, even that discount set you scored at your local home-improvement store — into something fabulous with gorgeous textiles. Follow Lea's lead, and style your seating with a bunch of outdoor pillows in varying patterns. These West Elm outdoor pillows are all under $39 each and are easy to mix and match!
Want to know the real secret to an unforgettable tablescape? Layers! On Lea's table, a large blue tablecloth sets a colorful base for a shorter, more graphic tablecloth and is topped off by a woven runner. The combination of color, pattern, and texture is foolproof and can be applied to anything you have at home. The same theory goes for stacking plates and napkins!
- Use Favors that Double as Decor
- Create a Signature Cocktail
Thanks to Lea, homemade floral crowns might be our new favorite favor for a small alfresco occasion — really, what girlfriend wouldn't lose it over one of these? Instagram ops aside, the crowns are a beautiful, welcoming visual for guests and can certainly replace traditional floral centerpieces. To get the look, try your hand at this DIY rosemary floral crown!
Sure, you can still keep the classics on hand (who doesn't love a little rosé on a warm day?), but rev up the excitement with an unexpected cocktail. Lea's pick? A Pimm's Buck — not to be mistaken with a Pimm's Cup!
For the Pimm's Buck recipe plus more pictures of Lea's to-die-for backyard, visit Domaine Home.