Nicole Richie is proof positive that personal identity needn’t be sacrificed for parenthood. It’s a fact best evidenced by the trendsetting mom of two’s always-on-point style, her ability to helm a successful jewelry label, and the vibe of her Hollywood Hills estate, which is equal parts poised and playful (and was just listed by Richie and husband Joel Madden for a cool $3.495 million).
That duality extends to the home’s poolside backyard. Kid friendly by day, the space takes on a new tone once sunshine gives way to the amber glow of string lights and the murmurs of adult conversation. Furnishings toe the line between industrial and global, with ikat fabrics and Moroccan lanterns playing off tables and chairs in modern stone and steel. Off to the side, a 12-foot-tall, custom-muraled teepee adds a dash of irreverence. What else would you expect from the former wild child?
A Teepee to Call Your Own, $159, landofnod.com
Sized just right for smaller spaces (and with a lower price tag to match), this canvas teepee delivers the Midas touch through chic gold stripes and gilded rod tops.
String lights, $13, homedepot.com
The most crucial component of any nighttime soiree held outdoors — the lighting — is also the least expensive. These lights are a bargain buy.
Checkerboard Lifestyle Ikat Throw Pillow, $31, allmodern.com
Trina Turk Ikat Stripe Pillow, $95, laurelandmayfair.com
Cabana Pillow, $20, pier1.com
Mimicking the mashup of patterns and colors found on Nicole’s cushion-strewn banquette, these pillows offset busy ikat with a punch of cobalt blue.
Tabouret Bistro Steel Chairs, $140 (set of 2), overstock.com
Go bold without going broke. Sold in pairs, these stacking steel chairs deliver the industrial look on the cheap.
White x White Solaire Dining Table, $780, wayfair.com
Inlaid wood and heavy-duty iron combine forces to create a conversation-starter in this industrial-chic dining table. Bonus: Swivel wheels make the table easy to reposition.
Davis Lanterns, $35-$60, pier1.com
Arranged in groups, these lanterns help set the mood—but also illuminate stairs and walkways to guide guests to their seats.
Silo Tall Side Table, $179, cb2.com
Short and squat, these tritone tables can double as extra seating. In their off hours, they provide a pretty perch for potted plants.
Featured image courtesy of mydomaine.com. The photographer is Justin Coit.