Julianne Hough Invites You to See Her Newly Revamped Backyard
Julianne Hough loves to keep busy. In the midst of starring in Grease Live! and planning a wedding (with hockey star fiancéBrooks Laich), the dancer/actress managed to give her backyard a major makeover.
Hough collaborated with Joss & Main style director Donna Garlough to design her dream backyard for her Hollywood Hills home. According to the star, the duo pulled inspiration straight from her closet. "Fashion definitely influences my interior design style and taste," Hough tells Joss & Main. "I love to wear vintage pieces, but also keep it simple and clean, similar to my design taste. As for the red carpet and the ballroom, I like to take risks and mix it up, which is also something I’ve done with my home."
The results? An outdoor space that begs for a party.
"There’s nothing better than hanging out and bonding with friends, all while eating a yummy meal," says Hough. Girlfriends can now gather under a vine-crawling pergola for one of Hough's famously healthy meals; have cocktails and catch up beside an outdoor fireplace; or snuggle up with her pups, Lexi and Harley, in the plush outdoor sofas.
If you love Hough's little slice of backyard heaven, you don't have to live in a state of envy: Hough worked with Joss & Main to curate a shoppable collection of chic products to replicate her style in your own backyard. From the perfect teak rocking chair ($456; jossandmain.com) to rose gold flatware ($113 for 20 pieces; jossandmain.com), the collection is full of wow-worthy pieces. Click the photo above for a closer look and to go inside Hough's dream-come-true backyard.
Hough's gorgeous backyard retreat has it all: a sunny patio, a dinner-party-ready pergola, and plenty of snuggle spots to curl up with her pups. "If I’m just laying low, I’ll read on the couch with Lexi and Harley, or have breakfast outside," she says.
"I love my pergola, which has a hand-woven roof that adds so much character to my yard and keeps my friends and I shaded during our big feasts," she says.
The Table Settings
When hosting dinner parties, Hough mixes natural elements with elegant, rose gold-toned servingware (all available in her collection for Joss & Main). "It's all in the texture and mix of materials," she says of the relaxed tablescape vibe. "While I love earthy tones and natural fibers, I also like to add metallic elements, especially in brass tones to add a sophisticated element."
Where to Party
Hough wasted no time in putting her patio to good use. "My girlfriends and I alternate who hosts our dinners," she says. "At my [one girlfriend's] dinner, we cooked Mediterranean. We grilled chicken and steak kabobs, and had a variety of healthy Greek salads and side dishes." Nab some of the healthy hostess's favorite recipes here.
The outdoor fireplace surrounded by plush seating provides a cozy, post-dinner place to gather.
Hough's outdoor space features plenty of great spots to curl up with a cuppa. The actress prefers a chic, natural palette of bright wood and white pottery, dotted with succulents and metallic flatware. "My main tips are to keep your dishware fairly neutral as the foundation, and then introduce pops of color in your glassware and napkins which takes your setting to a new level," she explains.