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Backyard Bohemia

Transformation is the key to designer Windsor Smith's outdoor retreat

Written by Jennifer Wilson

When she’s enjoying a visit with girlfriends or a lazy Sunday breakfast with the family, the room is transformed yet again. Maybe she’ll decorate with a pretty sunburst convex mirror borrowed from her living room, a saffron-colored "Medici" velvet chair from her home collection, or bold pink-and-orange throw pillows for a lush lounge vibe.

"It’s relaxing and slightly separate, but close enough," she says. "That’s really the beauty of an outdoor space."

Sofa fabric ("Slubby Linen’’/Robin’s Egg #29702-115); tablecloth fabric ("Archipelagos’’/Clove #Pelagos 61); stripe on bottom portion of tablecloth and on pillow on sofa ("Cap Deluca’’/Clove #Cap 61): Windsor Smith Collection for Kravet, 888/457-2838,, trade only.
All other pillows: vintage fabrics.
Orange ottoman fabric ("Vendome Strie Silk Velvet’’/Bronzine #81013-D): Brunschwig & Fils, 212/838-7878,, trade only.
Zebra ottoman: vintage fabric.
Blue-striped pillow in front of ottoman ("Linen Stripe’’/Blue, Natural #107065): Travers, 212/888-7900,, trade only.