Sarah Boyd's Decorist Backyard Transformation


When our Simply Stylist Founder, Sarah Boyd, and her husband moved into their new home in the NoHo Arts District last June, decorating was out of the question. Not only were they overwhelmed with the amount of stuff they needed to relocate, but Sarah was also pregnant with her now 8 month-old, Ava! Although she wanted nothing more than to get settled in before the baby’s arrival, time flies when you’re moving AND pregnant, which is why the décor for their new backyard got put on the backburner... Until now! unspecified-1

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Since Sarah’s former residence had very limited yard space, this project presented an exciting challenge to start from scratch and design a completely new yard from the ground up. So, she called in the experts at Decorist to create an outdoor space fit for entertaining guests around the focal point of the backyard, the pool.  Sarah was immediately paired with one of Decorist’s Elite Designers, Simone Howell, who collaborated with Sarah throughout the entire process VIRTUALLY. That’s right, Simone never left Texas and Sarah stayed right here in LA — pretty impressive, right?

Pulling from Sarah’s dreams of having a crisp, fresh backyard, Simone got to work and designed a glamorous Bohemian yard worthy of a magazine spread. Simone used indoor accent pieces to complement the outdoor furniture and even incorporated a few vintage finds to match the chic aesthetic of Sarah’s house. Take a look below for pictures of Sarah’s new backyard and get some decor inspo for your own place!



Is this not the cutest seating area ever? The Decorist team decided on this Outdoor Sofa by ATG Stores for the center piece, then added a Fire Pit by ATG Stores and a Lowe's Gardening Stool to complete the look!



No backyard is complete without a designated grilling area. Since the Boyd’s love entertaining, they went with the king of all grills — the Lowe’s Master Forge Outdoor Kitchen Barbeque unit — and paired it with a petite Lowe's Patio Dining Set to adhere to the indoor-outdoor feel of the design.


You can never have too many chairs! This Lowe’s Steel Stackable Patio Chair is stylish and lightweight so it can be easily moved around the yard wherever seating is needed.


This Mod Table by ATG Stores serves as a high-top seating area for entertaining! The simple design complements the blue accent pieces shown in the photo, which are also sprinkled throughout different areas of the yard.


Useless clutter accumulates faster than we realize, and this Lowe’s Garden/Bar Cart is the perfect piece to provide backyard storage and style. The Decorist team accessorized with one-of-a-kind glassware, coral, succulents, and flowers to transform this cart into a mobile bar cart for the Boyd’s next party!


These sleek Lounge Chairs by ATG Stores are positioned directly in the center of the backyard. Not only do they provide additional sun-bathing spots, but you’ll also be tempted to kick back and enjoy a cocktail with your best girlfriend!


How can you not love this Hanging Chair by ATG Stores?! This swing chair gives an elevated view of the yard and is the perfect mommy-and-me swing for a sunny day.

So, whether you need a few accent pieces or an entire interior makeover, don’t forget to check out Decorist to see how you can get the room of your dreams for a low flat fee starting at $299! The process is simple — take their style quiz, get matched with a designer, share photos of your room, receive your design, perfect your design plan with your designer, and purchase your items all in one place.

Use the promo code 'Sarah20' at check out for 20% off a Decorist classic or elite design project! What do you think of Sarah’s backyard makeover by Decorist? Share your thoughts with us below or on Instagram!

Images c/o Jana Williams