Five Looks From the McGee Home Backyard

Tour through the family-friendly outdoor retreat.

25 April –

Five Looks From the McGee Home Backyard
Five Looks From the McGee Home Backyard
01 Playful Office Space

Step into the McGee family’s backyard retreat. From casual lounging areas to dressed-up tablescapes, this outdoor space balances beauty and with space to play for the young family.

When Shea designed her backyard she approached it like any other interior project. She wanted to find a way to meld beauty with her family’s active lifestyle. Her goal for the project was to make the backyard a space for outdoor entertaining that her family and friends would enjoy, plus an outdoor extension of her home’s play spaces. Here, we’re sharing a few of our favorite looks from Syd and Shea’s backyard.

The first stop on our tour unveils an inviting open-air dining area, where the McGee family hosts family and friends for meals al fresco. Second, we find two scenes of effortless lounging, the first grounded by a fireplace on the covered patio and the second centered around a fire pit. Next, take a peek inside the pool house where poolside snacks and drinks are served, followed by the pool itself, styled with hotel-like loungers and umbrellas. You can find all the details for the pool house here and all the details for the pool here, and watch the webisode guided by Syd here. Finally, we explore the charming gardening corner, alive with colorful blooms and fresh vegetables. Keep scrolling to see all five spaces that make up this dreamy backyard.


Open-Air Dining


Casual Conversation


Poolside Entertaining


Taking a Dip

backyard with pool, grill, and outdoor dining area


Gardening Space


The McGee’s Backyard

Date Posted
25 April