Memorial Day weekend officially begins outdoor summer entertainment and get-togethers. Here’s a little backyard inspiration for gathering friends and family, firing up the barbecue, and setting the outdoor table with colorful fresh foods and flowers. 

Photos by Scot Zimmerman

These two shots with tropical flare are set in South Florida, where they have refined the art of outdoor living and entertaining.

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The lattice backyard pergola in Salt Lake is the perfect setting for a holiday brunch with a classic touch. (Dunker|Beal Interior Design)

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Pools are the natural spots to gather for a backyard party, like this home in the Cottonwoods. (Architecture by Gigaplex Park City; construction by Sausage Space, Salt Lake City).

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The teahouse can be glimpsed in the previous photograph. Here is a closer view of the teahouse with its pavilion seating, catering kitchen, floating dock, and the surrounding koi pond. A perfect party place for a few or for many. (Sausage Space, Salt Lake City)

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The tableware on this outdoor dining area echoes the color of the Pacific in this beachside home designed with a Bali inspiration. (Karen Butera Interior Design, Newport Beach, CA)

Whatever your plans, I wish that your Memorial Day weekend is memorable! 

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