Decor to make your great outdoors even better


Clean the pool and get the patio ready for a party — Memorial Day weekend has finally kicked off our summer.

Galveston’s beaches and area parks are open, but for those still playing it cautious during the coronavirus pandemic, improving our backyard patios is an investment in our homes and in ourselves.

It might be time to finally install that pool, rebuild your deck or buy nicer outdoor furniture. Whatever you’re ready for, there are plenty with goods for your next party. Here are some of our favorites.

Ludlow Street paper placemats

Ludlow Street Smoke paper placemats add Bohemian beauty to your table without a lot of fuss. Each pad comes with 24 placemats, and you can choose from eight prints. We love the Smoke pattern. $34 for 24 sheets;

SmithHonig’s Shibori pillow

SmithHonig’s trippy tie-dye Shibori pillow comes in three colors, moss, berry and indigo. It comes in 14-by-20 or 18-by-18-inch sizes in fade-resistant and mildew-resistant outdoor fabric. $78-$90;

Jute tassel napkin rings

Natural, organic jute makes the perfect napkin ring, whether you’re dining poolside or seaside. They work perfectly on an otherwise color-filled table or blend perfectly into a monochromatic palette. $18 (set of 4);

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