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4 Easy Ways to Maximize

Your Outdoor Space

In partnership with our friends at Homepolish

When Homepolish interior designer Jill Romine set the scene for the patio of goop MKRT Sag Harbor, her goal was incredibly ambitious: She wanted “every little space to bring a moment of joy.”

Those moments of joy translated into ivy spilling down the walls, impressively tall potted plants, a dining table lit by low-hanging rattan lights, and the faint scent of salt water and thyme in the air. It’s an atmosphere that invites you to stay and hang out for a little while—which was exactly the point.

This summer pop was the perfect place for Romine to bring her design magic to the East End of Long Island. We often look to Homepolish—a company that connects clients with skilled interior designers and contractors—for its ability to create places that we never want to leave. And the goop MKRT Sag Harbor patio is exactly that. (If you’re in the Hamptons, come visit us and attend one of our store events—starting with one-on-one design consultations with Homepolish. We’re open through September 15.)

  1. Homepolish L Shaped Patio
  2. TIP 1

    Gather Round

    Homepolish L Shaped Patio

    The L-shaped patio is rather large, so Romine created separate moments within the space for talking, lounging, and dining. “We did communal seating at one large table to emphasize the length of the space,” says Romine, who designed two side areas with Hayneedle rocking chairs, which “will get a lot of use as the summer unfolds.”

    The L-shaped patio is rather large, so Romine created separate moments within the space for talking, lounging, and dining. “We did communal seating at one large table to emphasize the length of the space,” says Romine, who designed two side areas with Hayneedle rocking chairs, which “will get a lot of use as the summer unfolds.”

  1. Goop x CB2 Mirrors
  2. TIP 2

    A New Kind of
    Green Wall

    Goop x CB2 Mirrors

    A wall of greenery is a statement. A wall of greenery with an inventive twist, like four goop x CB2 mirrors that “bounce light and reflect the view of the water,” is patio gold. This allows “people who are sitting a little bit farther back to capitalize on the views and the environment,” says Romine. A large CB2 dining table and David Sutherland dining chairs finish the look.

    A wall of greenery is a statement. A wall of greenery with an inventive twist, like four goop x CB2 mirrors that “bounce light and reflect the view of the water,” is patio gold. This allows “people who are sitting a little bit farther back to capitalize on the views and the environment,” says Romine. A large CB2 dining table and David Sutherland dining chairs finish the look.

  1. Emerald Plants On Table
  2. TIP 3

    Neutral
    territory

    Emerald Plants On Table

    Romine kept the palette neutral to let “nature be the star of the show,” she says. Earth tones, creams and whites, and cool greys (a goop favorite) allow the emerald plants to shine.

    Romine kept the palette neutral to let “nature be the star of the show,” she says. Earth tones, creams and whites, and cool greys (a goop favorite) allow the emerald plants to shine.

  1. Plush Seating and Side Tables
  2. TIP 4

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    Plush Seating and Side Tables

    There’s no rule book mandating what outdoor design should be. Let indoor comforts, like plush seating, side tables, and “unexpected elements of art” guide the way. It’s imaginative ideas like these that the right designer can bring to a project. A good designer “can offer fresh perspective,” Romine says.

    There’s no rule book mandating what outdoor design should be. Let indoor comforts, like plush seating, side tables, and “unexpected elements of art” guide the way. It’s imaginative ideas like these that the right designer can bring to a project. A good designer “can offer fresh perspective,” Romine says.

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