Matthew Mead applies his trademark approach—deceptively simple, surprisingly affordable, and always stylish DIY—to the great outdoors. With step-by-step photos clearly illustrating how easy it is to create a shady nook with sail cloth, or an elegant alfresco dining room with flea market finds, Matthew bring his styling tricks of the trade to readers, showing them how to make their own spaces magazine-worthy. Creative as always, Matthew suggests painting old furniture with chalk paint - what's more outdoorsy than that? He gives tips on how to throw the perfect fire pit pizza party, as always accompanied by incredible photos, and he'll walk readers through how to make a charming evening light lantern. From small projects to large ones, Matthew offers ingenious suggestions on how to optimize anyone's backyard space, making it both easy and fun, but most of all inspiring.
|About the Author
||Matthew Mead is a stylist, writer, author, photographer, lifestyle editor, and noted style expert. The former style editor of Country Home magazine and co-editor in chief of Flea Market Style magazine (2010), Matthew is the official food photographer for the Associated Press and is a regular contributor to Better Homes and Gardens and Victoria magazine. Matthew has also written several books and produced countless magazine spreads and ad campaigns for noted companies such as Pottery Barn, Dove Chocolate, Target, and Stonewall Kitchen.Matthew is known for styling beautiful spaces using vintage treasures, nature's offerings and what is at hand; guiding others to entertain with ease in a stylish way; and inspiring home-owners to create beautiful food and living spaces which they can proudly share with family and friends.