Susie Maddox's Picks For the Great Outdoors

Elaine Raffel | April 14, 2021 | Home & Real Estate People

Known for her eponymous Houston interiors firm, designer Susie Maddox (susiemaddox.com) is a bona de pro at bringing her clients’ vision to life. By blending classic, quality design with a twist of contemporary elements, she creates spaces that are unique, functional, comfortable and collected. Just in time for spring, Maddox applies that same fine-tuned aesthetic to the backyard with an array of items—from apparel to home goods—tailor-made for the warm-weather months ahead.


“I love that they look like real paper plates, but stick with the outdoor theme—plus there’s no waste involved. The Avenue, a Houston mainstay, carries some of the most precious patterns of melamine dishware.” Melamine bee plates, onlyontheavenue.com “White pearl and a fun rattan heart charm make these the perfect spring and summer statement earring.” Nicola Bathie earrings, nicolabathie.com “Color and shape make this a great addition to your tablescape—not to mention, it’s a great conversation starter.” Courtney Barton pitcher, shopcourtneybarton.com “A stylish bar cart is a great addition to every outdoor patio. This one, from Serena & Lily, combines double shelf storage with a touch of coastal.” South Seas bar cart, serenaandlily.com “My husband and I picked up Rummikub during quarantine. We love to play outside with a cocktail in hand. This acrylic set is so pretty—great to have on hand for guests or to give as a gift.” Rebecca Gardner Rummikub set, housesandparties.com “Whenever you’re entertaining outdoors, it’s always fun to dress the part. You can never go wrong with a flowy dress.” Mi Golondrina floral midi dress, migolondrina.com “You can’t entertain outdoors without a great cooler. I fell in love with this retro style from Amazon. It comes in multiple colors, plus it has legs, giving easy access to refreshments inside.” Vintage cooler, amazon.com “One of my go-to stores for place mats, napkins, silverware, glassware and more.” Bering’s flatware, berings.com PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDS

PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDS


“I love that they look like real paper plates, but stick with the outdoor theme—plus there’s no waste involved. The Avenue, a Houston mainstay, carries some of the most precious patterns of melamine dishware.” Melamine bee plates, onlyontheavenue.com

“White pearl and a fun rattan heart charm make these the perfect spring and summer statement earring.” Nicola Bathie earrings, nicolabathie.com

“Color and shape make this a great addition to your tablescape—not to mention, it’s a great conversation starter.” Courtney Barton pitcher, shopcourtneybarton.com

“A stylish bar cart is a great addition to every outdoor patio. This one, from Serena & Lily, combines double shelf storage with a touch of coastal.” South Seas bar cart, serenaandlily.com

“My husband and I picked up Rummikub during quarantine. We love to play outside with a cocktail in hand. This acrylic set is so pretty—great to have on hand for guests or to give as a gift.” Rebecca Gardner Rummikub set, housesandparties.com

“Whenever you’re entertaining outdoors, it’s always fun to dress the part. You can never go wrong with a flowy dress.” Mi Golondrina floral midi dress, migolondrina.com

“You can’t entertain outdoors without a great cooler. I fell in love with this retro style from Amazon. It comes in multiple colors, plus it has legs, giving easy access to refreshments inside.” Vintage cooler, amazon.com

“One of my go-to stores for place mats, napkins, silverware, glassware and more.” Bering’s flatware, berings.com

A sneak peek inside one of Julie Dodson’s projects featuring a kitchen bathed in natural light PHOTO BY SUSIE DODSON
A sneak peek inside one of Julie Dodson’s projects featuring a kitchen bathed in natural light. PHOTO BY SUSIE DODSON



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