As summer in all its vivid glory descends upon the South, greet these relaxed days with fresh updates and decorative touches to transform your favorite alfresco spots into stunning havens. This special Outdoor Style issue kicks off with a roundup of tips for inviting outdoor spaces from fifteen top designers across the region. Their savvy advice is sure to spark inspiration for sprucing up your own open-air oasis. Peruse beautiful porches and porticos, as well as garden retreats, poolside patios, and screened-in verandas. You’ll find ample porch party pointers, along with gorgeous tablescapes that reflect the natural splendor of their surrounds and vibrant menus that borrow from the season’s bounty. These pages will leave you yearning to head outside, put your feet up, and sit a spell.