5 Ways to Make Your Backyard Your Next Great Winter Escape

It may be a little crisp out there, but that’s no reason to stay indoors until the spring thaw. There are plenty of ways to enjoy your outdoor spaces in the colder months, especially if you’ve decorated with durable, beautifully designed furniture and accents like those from JANUS et Cie. A few friends and some fondue wouldn’t hurt either.

Browse some top picks below and get inspired to style your outdoor space for year-round entertaining.

From Left: Coat by Louis Vuitton, boots by Hunter; coat by Berluti, sweater by Salvatore Ferragamo, pants by Dolce & Gabbana; jacket by Dior Men, scarf and pants by Dries Van Noten, sunglasses by Louis Vuitton; jacket and skirt by Tod’s, shirt by Dries Van Noten, boots by Louis Vuitton.

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Dress Up Your Deck

The days are shorter now, but as long as your yard is outfitted with chic, resort-level pieces, you’ll be motivated to get out there to absorb some Vitamin D before an early sunset. Look for clean-lined, sculptural furniture like the Azimuth Cross lounge chair, side table, and chaise longues from JANUS et Cie. Add some artful lighting, like the Waitsfield lanterns, to keep it all illuminated when darkness rolls around.

Hat by Prada, coat by Jason Wu, dress by Erdem, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti.

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Create a Luxe Lounging Spot

Any backyard corner can be a lovely place to chill when you style it with high-design pieces with handwoven details, like the Knot side table, three-seat sofa, and cocktail table.

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From Left: Sweater by Missoni, pants by Casablanca, shoes by Louis Vuitton; shirt by Fendi, skirt by Nina Ricci, boots by Tibi; jacket by Thom Browne, shirt and pants by Dsquared2; blazer, hat, shorts, and shoes by Thom Browne, shirt by Aknvas.

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Set a Stylish Table

Dining alfresco isn’t just a warm-weather treat. With the right food, friends, and furnishings—for example, a sleek, teak Gina dining table with airy Knot armchairs and Anatra armchairs—it can be a year-round pleasure. Top off the look with elegant indoor-outdoor accents like the Ambrosia pomegranate sculpture and Veneer tray.

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From left: Blazer and shoes by Dsquared2, sweater vest and turtleneck by Hermès, pants by Tod’s; cardigan by Zadig & Voltaire, sweater by Tod’s, pants by Paul Smith, shirt and shoes by Louis Vuitton.

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Spark Some Magic

The best backyard gathering spots have a few memorable pieces for kicking back. Uniquely shaped picks, like the Anatra high-back lounge chairs, make a striking statement. Pair them with aluminum Anatra side tables for a little edge.

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From Left: Blazer and top by Gucci, dress by Faith Connexion, throw by Dior Men; suit by Gucci, shirt by Dolce & Gabbana.

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Add an Indulgent Element

The secret to a dreamy deck? Bring in one eye-catching, impossibly comfortable piece. With its beautifully sloped shape and innovative construction (handwoven JANUSfiber over a powder coated steel frame), the Fibonacci Vantana double chaise is the ultimate spot to sit back and soak it all in.

A version of this story originally appeared in the Winter 2021 issue of ELLE Decor. Fashion Stylist: Liz Runbaken at Ford Models; Hairstylish: Bok-Hee Van at Art Department; Makeup Artist: Eric Polito at Art Department; Models: Garmia Parnami at Next Models, Vanessa Lee at New York Models, Cole Franks at Soul Artist Management, Isiah Gabriel at ONE Management; Location Architecture designed by Jared Della Valle of Alloy.

Style Director, ELLE Decor
Parker Bowie Larson is the Style Director for ELLE Decor, covering everything interior design-related ranging from tabletop to furniture to kitchen and bath, and has previously worked for Architectural Digest and Cottage Living.

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