Magazine article Sunset

Live: Dreamy Oasis

Magazine article Sunset

Live: Dreamy Oasis

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The Los Angeles backyard of designer Bridgid Coulter may look beautifully laid-back, but it works hard too. Coulter shares her style tips.

* Outdoor rooms.

When Coulter and her partner, actor Don Cheadle, bought their home, their backyard was one long steep hill--not ideal for the dance parties they like to host for friends every summer. "We wanted to use all the space," Coulter says, "so we terraced it to make lots of nooks and crannies for parties." On the first and second levels, she created an outdoor kitchen, lounge zone (above), and eating area, as well as a seating area by the pool (page 54), where she often works on her laptop. She gives the same advice to her clients with small yards too. "Think about how many people use your yard," she says. "If it's mostly you and a few friends, design for that."

* Fabric. As Coulter developed her line of hand-drawn fabrics, she began replacing cushions and pillows with her own designs--and immediately felt more at home. …

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