Experts reveal how to give your garden space a fabulously famous facelift with three simple steps
Although it doesn’t feel like it at the moment, spring is on its merry way. With the weather report showing signs of a mild and sunny spring on the horizon, there is no better time to get outdoors and start preparing your alfresco spaces ahead of time. The nation seems to already be planning ahead, with ‘outdoor trends 2023’ surging 100% on Google in the past 30-days. So, what is the ‘it’ garden trend for spring 2023, and how can you achieve it in your own space?
Introducing, the ‘Glam Garden’. No, we’re not talking about rhinestones, leopard print, and neon pink. Think more Kardashian-esque – chic, neutral, modern – refined luxury. Harbour Lifestyle, the luxury living brand, is here to unveil how you can achieve an alfresco space that Kris Jenner would be proud of in just three simple steps – without having to outsource your furnishings from Calabasas.
Step One – Refine Your Colour Palette.
The Kardashians may all have slightly differing personal styles, but they do have one thing in common – their garden colour palettes. Neutral, natural, and organic are words that spring to mind, with browns, creams, blacks, and beiges taking centre stage. This also translates into the materials used in these spaces, with wood, rattan, linen, metal, and stone proving popular choices.
To reflect this into your own outdoor area, it’s time to refine. There is no time like the present to take advantage of the mild weather and begin planning your summer investments. So, get ready to donate those chevron sun loungers you have had for years, and that baby blue bistro table that has probably passed its time – you’re going to need some showstopper space.
Embrace your inner ‘Kim’ and opt for a large, double sized sun lounger. Search for pieces that truly look runway ready, with organic rope detailing, chic sandblasted wooden frames, and plush, luxurious pillows. Keep the colours neutral with a grey, stone tone, and you’re already well on your way to a ‘Hidden hills’ style home.
To update that bistro table, opt for a refined, Scandinavian style set for a more put together, well rounded look. Select an anthracite aluminium table with smooth, sophisticated legs, and opt for matching side chairs to make your daily coffee (or green juice) ritual a stylish one.
Step Two – Prioritise social spaces.
If you are anything like Kim and the gang, your home will always be filled with company. Whether you have family constantly visiting, guests to impress, or a full-to-the-brim social calendar, your alfresco space needs to be ready to host at all times.
Take a leaf from Kourtney Kardashian’s book and dedicate secluded spaces in your garden to dining. Whether you transform a smaller corner into a romantic date night dinner spot, or choose to convert your patio space to an outdoor dining room – your choices in furnishings and accessories can make the difference between a lavish L.A. inspired space, and an ordinary garden.
For your summer soirees, you are sure to need a larger table (and lots of seating) to host all of your esteemed guests. Opt for a rectangular teak dining table with rounded edges to create a laidback luxury display. For your diners seating, choose co-ordinating chairs, ensuring the legs of the table and the legs of the chairs work synergistically for a cohesively chic look. Most importantly, you should consider how your guests will feel when they are seated at the table. Always ensure the chairs have sufficient padding and structure so your guests can focus on your delicious delicacies, not how much they want to go home.
Once you have nailed the seating arrangement, continue the laidback look by opting for a refined tablescape that allows your food to speak for itself. Think smoked glassware, monochrome plates and serve ware, and napkins that match your stylish seating. The devil is in the detail.
Step three – Accessorise.
Just as no outfit is complete without jewellery or a watch – no alfresco space is complete without accessories. To ensure your space is fully dressed, you need to consider the finer details within every zone – from dining, to social seating, to casual lounging. A Kardashian garden is fit for every purpose and eventuality.
In your social seating and lounging areas, always consider the weather and how it will affect your soiree. Consider adding sufficient cover, such as a gazebo or pergola, to shelter your space from the elements. Underneath your shelter, create a cosy sanctuary by including additional luxuries for your guests to enjoy.
Additional throw cushions, blankets, and a weatherproof rug are great additions to a social space to make it feel homely. Choose weatherproof pieces in chic, desert inspired tones that radiate a ‘Skims’ worthy colour palette for a true Calabasas feel. Don’t forget a suave firepit or patio heaters to help keep your guests toasty on chillier days, and luxe lighting to help the soiree continue past sundown.
A Kardashian garden is, above all else, a well put together space that is ready for any calendar event. So, with these top three expert tips on achieving a chicly refined, Kardashian style alfresco space, all that’s left to do is select your furniture pieces, choose your accessories, and get styling!