ISSUE 36  |  Minimalist Glamour

10 Easy Pieces: Little Black Accessories, Outdoor Edition

September 09, 2014 4:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

A touch of black goes a long way. As nights get longer, we’re switching to a darker, moodier palette on the patio. Here are 10 of our favorite accessories to add instant outdoor glamor:


Above: A 20-bulb string of Cafe String Lights with a bronze finish is $89 from Pottery Barn. 


Above: A Candlestick Cloche has a glass dome and a wooden base with an antiqued black finish. It measures a dramatic 20 inches high and is $138 from Terrain.


Above: As nights get cooler, drape a sheepskin over a deck chair. A single pelt Auskin Sheepskin Longwool Rug is available in seven colors (including Black and Ivory); $89.95 from Sierra Trading Post. Photograph by Mimi Giboin.


Above: West Elm’s 8-inch Chalkboard Planters are made from terra cotta and coated with a blackboard finish; $18 apiece.

Above: A Dash & Albert Diamond Rug in black and ivory is available in eight sizes; a 6-by-9-foot rug is $319. Also from Dash & Albert, a striped 4-by-6-foot Lighthouse Rug is $138 from Sesame & Lilies. Photograph via Decor Pad.


Above: A handmade black rattan Storsele Chair has a clear lacquer finish and is suitable for indoor or covered outdoor spaces is $119 from Ikea.


Above: With a heavy duty steel frame, a 98.5 inch Square Market Umbrella has a breathable vent and is $89 from All Modern.


Above: Making a bold statement, a 100-percent cotton black and white Awning Stripe Pillow Cover fits a 24-inch pillow insert and is $68 from Serena & Lily.


Above: Another of our favorite black and white stripes is Sunbrella’s outdoor awning stripe fabric. For more information and prices, see Sunbrella Awning Fabric

Considering awnings? See our favorite styles in 10 Easy Pieces: Window Awnings.

Above: A Wire Guard Sconce is $180 from Barn Light Electric. For more of our favorite elegant black sconces, see 10 Easy Pieces: Black Wharf Lights.

Above: A lightweight powder coated aluminum and resin wicker Kruger Bar Cart on rolling casters has a removable tray; scaled for patios, porches, and small sunrooms, it is $349 from Crate & Barrel.  For more, see 10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Bar Carts.

For more black and white palettes outdoors, see Steal This Look: Black and White Indoor/Outdoor Terrace and Outbuilding of the Week: Black and White Orangery, Scandi Style.