Make Your Backyard a Summer Camp According to Hollywood’s Favorite Design Duo

May 21, 2020 • NOW//with

Fact: summer isn’t canceled. And that means outdoor summer soirées definitely aren’t canceled (they might just be a little smaller this year). Husband and wife design duo—and parents of seven kids!—Bob and Cortney Novogratz are pros at entertaining outdoors at their upstate home, so we asked them to give us the scoop on how to bring a little home comfort into the great outdoors. 

Whether you’re planning a garden party, backyard BBQ or rooftop cocktails, outdoor entertaining always requires two things: good music and good vibes. For the music, we love that the Novgratz’s use an old school record player to unplug from technology and reconnect to their love of classic rock. And the good vibes? Comfy seats for lounging and a few creative activities (fancy a game of darts or dominos?) should take care of that. Oh, and a few strong drinks for the grown ups, of course…


The Novogratz // Aloha Collection Rainbow Doormat ($23.99) Shop Now on The Novogratz

Magellan’s // World Map Drinking Glasses ($23.99) Shop Now on Magellan’s

The Novogratz // Concord Turntable Stand ($99) Shop Now on The Novogratz



The Novogratz // Poolside Collection, Asher 22″ Wood Burning Fire Pit ($271.94) Shop Now on Amazon



The Novogratz // Poolside Lila Outdoor Lounge Chair ($225.96) Shop Now on Amazon



The Novogratz // Poolside Gossip Collection, Sally Swing (SOLD OUT) Shop Now on Amazon



The Novogratz // Poolside Roberta Rocker ($109.97) Shop Now on Amazon



The Novogratz // Aubrie 3 Shelf Rolling Cart ($109) Shop Now on The Novogratz

The Novogratz // Umbria Indoor/Outdoor Rug (various sizes $29 – $279) Shop Now on The Novagratz



Audio-Technica // Stereo Turntable ($299) Shop Now on B&H

Zazzle // Bubblegum Pink And White Dartboard ($59.99) Shop Now on Zazzle