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Easy Ways To Style Your Lanai for the Summer

Soak up the sun in these stunning backyard hangouts

Photography: Gio Oliva

There is something about warmer temperatures, blue skies, and sunny days that make you want to go outside. Once again, it's the season for backyard barbecues, margaritas and pool parties—is your outdoor space ready for the summer? From tiny patios to spacious lawns, we've got decorating ideas that will have you transforming your own lanai in no time. We've included a few must-haves to help you achieve your dream aesthetic, too! Check them out below: 

Al fresco dining doesn’t always have to be casual and laid-back. If you want something a little more formal, consider putting together individual plate settings instead of the usual pot luck-style buffet. When it comes to decor, try using more subdued colors and toned-down pieces to keep the vibe classy and grown-up.  

In photo: ZENO Table and 4-chairs Set (P49,800), MAUI Floral Green Sling (used as runner, P895), HILARIO Small Planter (P1,680), DANI Pastry Display Stand (P1,695), BEIHAI 23cm Plate (P495), HELOISE  Bowl (P270), HORANGER Patterned Tumbler (P420), FOTI Swing-Cap Water Bottle (P695), DANI Oval Tray (P1,250)

Thinking of serving pre-dinner cocktails? Set up an outdoor mini-bar. To keep your display light and refreshing, go with shades of blue—after all, nothing is more relaxing to look at than varying shades of azure. Break up the monotony of your display with other cool-toned hues like purple, periwinkle or a bright teal

In photo: BLANCHE Aluminum Folding Table (P16,500), BLANCHE Aluminum Folding Chair (P8,500), HORANGER Tea Towels (P1,250/pack of 3), HADEL Small Square Lantern (P1,050), SIA Hydrangea Stems (P495/each), ISADORA Serving Platter (P2,750), CARRIE Textured Pitcher (P1,540), ALFIE Tumbler (P595), WATER Water Tumblers (P595/pack of 4)

Banish the bad vibes from your home with a setup that is brighter than the sun! If you decide to go for a monochrome palette, don’t be afraid to go all-out—even if it’s a color as loud as yellow. Just make sure to have one stand out piece in a contrasting shade to keep it balanced

In photo: BLANCHE Aluminum Folding Table (P16,500), BLANCHE Aluminum Folding Chair (P8,500), ILLOW Cushion (P2,295), AVIGNON Tea Towels (P750, pack of 3), DILL Small Handmade White Vase (P980), FLOREO Artificial Dahlia Stem (P480/each), CITRUS Side Plate (P295), HELOISE Bowl (P270), HORANGER Patterned Tumbler (P420) 

You don’t have to go far to have a fun picnic with the little ones. Bring out your best mat, a few pillows, some healthy snacks and you’re good to go. If you’re planning to keep it going past their bed time, make sure you also have some scented candles to keep bugs and strange smells from ruining your party

In photo: FLOWER Foldable Picnic Mat (P1,695), ILLOW Cushion (P2,295), ELISABETH Pyramid Lantern (P4,495), FLOREO Artificial Dahlia Stem (P420/each), SIA Laurel Spray (P395), LAU Large Bowl (P880), TIFFANY Breakfast Tray (P1,995), DEUX Mug (P250), CITRUS Side Plate (P295), HELOISE Bowl (P270/each), PURE Scented Candles (medium, P980/each)

All items are available at Habitat Manila, 5th Avenue and 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For more information, call (02) 887-5247 or e-mail hello[at]

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