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Steal This Look: A Mod LA Patio with Twinkly String Lights

April 11, 2013 2:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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We’ve been admiring actress Jennifer Carpenter’s Laurel Canyon patio for a while now; from the strand lighting casually laced through the overhanging trees to the eclectic mix of outdoor classics.

Carpenter collaborated with Ashe + Leandro to transform a 1930s LA hunting lodge into a color-splashed bohemian abode. The garden patio features bright citrus colors, a vintage glider, and shade-loving house plants; a winning combination. Recreate the SoCal vibe with the following elements:

Above: In LA, you have the advantage of abundant foliage, creating an automatic screen. Throw mod furniture and bright accents into the mix and you’re done.

Above: The white Acapulco Chair is woven of flexible vinyl cord with a black wire frame; $475 from Innit Designs.

Above: Designed by Denmark-based company Hay, the Hee Lounge Chair is available in six different colors, including yellow (shown here) for $795 from A + R Store.

Above: The Table in a Bag Outdoor Commercial 15-Light String Light Set Up is $68.95 for the 48-foot-long strand from Amazon.

Above: Design Within Reach’s Outdoor Pillows in Rove Maharam Fabric are free of PFOA chemicals and stain-resistant. Available in orange (shown), green, and taupe; $75 for the 18-inch pillow.

Above: The Civil War Gettysburg Twin Blanket is made of reprocessed wool and nylon, warm enough for outdoor evenings; $109 from Woolrich.

Above: The basic white Malaro Bench is made from acacia wood on a steel, powder-coated frame; $69 from Ikea.

Above: Potted pathos and mother-in-law tongue plants live in a bright green Bullet Planter. Made from compressed, molded fiberglass atop powder coated steel, the medium size is $165 from Design Within Reach.

Above: Ikea’s classic Tarnby Rug is made of flatwoven natural fibers; $149 for the 6-by-9 foot size.

This is an update of a post originally published June 5, 2012.