Outdoor Living: Small Space Summer Entertaining

Backyard Picnic | Sacramento Street

One of the great things about summer is being able to spend the majority of our waking hours outdoors. After a winter when so many parts of the country have been extra cold and severe, finding a space to spend more time outdoors is what everyone needs. I can tell you one thing, I’m ready for a summer of outdoor entertaining! I’ve always been a big fan of bringing nature indoors to create a home that incorporates the outdoors. Now that it’s summer, why not bring the indoors outside into your garden?

Backyard Picnic | Sacramento Street

There is nothing better than having friends over and being able to eat a meal or share a glass of wine outside in the garden. You don’t need to have a huge backyard or a perfectly manicured space to enjoy the outdoors.

I teamed up with World Market to create an outdoor room that you can replicate in any garden. Here in San Francisco, we don’t have much outdoor space – it’s limited – so we took a small space (less than 200 square feet) that is usually where the tenants walk through, and transformed it into an outdoor eating oasis they can enjoy. I can’t take credit for the beautiful garden.

Backyard Picnic | Sacramento Street
Backyard Picnic | Sacramento Street
Backyard Picnic | Sacramento Street

It was so fun to put together the items that would make this space work. As most of you know, I adore blue, so that was the color I based the outdoor space on.World Market had everything we needed to makeover the space – beautiful vases, dishes, furniture – even a rug that is specifically made for outdoor living.

So this weekend, get out there and enjoy creating an outdoor space to enjoy this summer! Pop over to World Market to see more details about this look and how you can re-create this in your own backyard.

This post is a partnership with World Market. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street

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Since 2009, I’ve been documenting and sharing the small bits of inspiration that make up my daily life. Here, you’ll find musings on all things lifestyle, from fashion to motherhood. The common theme is recognizing and creating beauty in the everyday.