Project Spotlight: A Backyard Makeover with Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis, an Emmy award-winning television personality and successful restauranteur, recently completed a full makeover of her new Los Angeles home. She worked with Sunbrella to outfit both her backyard and updated pool house. 

 

A woman lounging on a couchA woman lounging on a couch
Lounging in the pool house for a truly indoor/outdoor moment

 

De Laurentiis designed the new space so that the house and yard surround and encompass the pool area. "I wanted the ability to sort of live indoor-outdoor, that was my big thing," she said. "I mean, that's the beauty of living here in California is taking advantage of the outdoor space."  

 

A white daybed with bright blue pillows set in front of a poolA white daybed with bright blue pillows set in front of a pool
RH Balmain Teak Daybed
A white umbrella shading several chaise lounges next to a poolA white umbrella shading several chaise lounges next to a pool
RH Agora Teak Umbrella & Balmain Teak Chaise
Several lounge chairs around a fire pit near a poolSeveral lounge chairs around a fire pit near a pool
RH Balmain Teak Lounge Chairs

 

Poolside Pairings 
To complete the outdoor pool area, De Laurentiis used several pieces from the RH Balmain Teak Collection. Her space includes chaise lounges, a daybed, swivel lounge chairs, and RH Portofino dining armchairs. The poolside chaise set up is shaded by the Agora Rectangular Teak Umbrella


Famous for her hosting prowess, De Laurentiis also made sure that the backyard would be entertaining-friendly for years to come, with easy-to-clean Sunbrella fabrics engineered with color-to-the-core technology to prevent fading and signs of wear.  

 

A woman playing with a dog on an outdoor daybedA woman playing with a dog on an outdoor daybed
Even Giada's pets can get in on the fun with stain-resistant Sunbrella fabric

 

“I have three pets and I have a child and the pets run on everything and kids spill stuff... so comfort and easy to clean was really important.” 

 

A wide angle view of an open-air pool house with a woman on a sofa and a pool in the backgroundA wide angle view of an open-air pool house with a woman on a sofa and a pool in the background
Sunbrella fabrics mean you can bring the outdoors in with no stress

 

Bringing the Outdoors In 


De Laurentiis says her detached pool house is her favorite part of her new backyard. "The pool house is really special to both myself and my daughter because I created a cozy little vibe where she could hang out with her friends," says De Laurentiis. 


She took a couch from a previous house and reupholstered it with Sunbrella Piazza Cloud. She added the PILAR Charcoal, TRAZA Birch, and LAZO Granite outdoor pillows from Sien + Co. and completed the space with the Braid Rug from Neighbor. 

 

Learn More

Read more about Giada's indoor/outdoor space through her interview with People or discover Sunbrella outdoor fabrics for your own backyard makeover.