About the author
Selina Lake is a freelance interiors stylist. Her work regularly appears in home and lifestyle magazines including Marie Claire and Real Homes. Selina’s earlier books Bazaar Style and Romantic Style are both published by Ryland Peters & Small.
Selina provides ample inspiration and practical suggestions for transforming a yard, courtyard, deck, porch, or even just a balcony into a lush outdoor room that’s perfect for lounging, relaxing, and entertaining. She also goes further afield, with dozens of ideas for simple yet stylish picnics, beach BBQs, barn dances, and block parties. Selina starts by showcasing her Outside Inspirations in the form of flowers, lighting, fabrics, and decorations. She then focuses on beautifying every aspect of outdoor living, from supper alfresco to restoring an old travel trailer. Easy-to-follow step-by-step crafting projects include hand-crafted floor cushions, using vintage and salvaged items as garden furniture and planters, creating a picnic hamper from an old suitcase, beautiful ideas for posies and garlands, and even a homemade tepee to give shade on sunny afternoons or shelter when you’re sleeping out beneath the stars. In addition, “Style Tips” and “Selina Loves...” sections are dotted throughout, full of inspiring suggestions for not only beautiful living outdoors but also ways in which the outside can be brought in.