PHOTOS: See Jamie Chung's 'Midcentury, Bohemian and Totally Californian' Backyard
Jamie Chung's Outdoor Oasis
The backyard behind Jamie Chung and husband Bryan Greenberg’s California home was in need of some serious TLC. “It was pretty barren and we rarely went down there,” the actress, 34, says, adding that the only piece of furniture was a large day bed that sat in front of an unpainted wall. But in an effort to create an entertaining-friendly space that the couple could actually enjoy, Chung teamed up with affordable decorating site Joss & Main and together they created the ultimate outdoor room (shop her look here!).
“I love the rug, potted plants and the cool accent chairs,” she says of the fresh furnishings. “It feels like the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs: midcentury, bohemian and totally Californian.”
Patterned throw pillows and blankets up the style ante on the wicker couch — a perfect perch for Chung and Greenberg to sip cocktails alfresco.
The seasonal change is what prompted Chung to set the upgrade in motion. “It’s just in time for summer!” she says. “We wanted to use the space to entertain.”
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Although Greenberg, 39, was out of town for the makeover magic, he was in safe hands with Chung and their rescue pup, Ewok. “He likes the look a lot,” she says.
A dining nook nestled in the corner is ideal for romantic dinners for two or for extra guest seating. The first gathering Chung plans to host? “Taco Tuesday happy hour!”
A rolling bar cart sneakily serves as extra storage for the outdoor retreat. “We plan to have some friends over for cocktails during sunset,” she says.