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DC Inspired: A Patio That Channels Napoleon Bistro

Oui, s’il vous plait! Transform your backyard into a scene from a French movie.

Napoleon Bistro. Photograph by Meg Biram.

After spending an afternoon out on the sunny patio at

this summer, I thought, Why not bring the French bistro feeling
home? Put together
your own European oasis right in your backyard with fun red and
white stripes, bright
yellow pillows, and, of course, a little bubbly.

Inspired items (clockwise from top left): Mystic Newbury hanging outdoor lantern from
Bed Bath & Beyond; Buttercup outdoor pillow from Home Depot; hanging geraniums from
Home Depot; Champagne flutes from Huzza; fishtail bistro table from Wayfair; Oriental
Weavers Sphinx terrace lanai beige rug from Rugs USA; Frankford striped umbrella from

Meg Biram writes about interiors, art, and fashion on her blog, Mimi + Meg.