Celebrity designer Nicole Richie’s original sense of style is carefree with a bold, rebellious streak. The ‘Winter Kate’ creator recently shared her colourful backyard with Domaine magazine and spoke on her inspiration when she was concocting the cool vibe present throughout. Decorating her Los Angeles home with a mixture of unique and off-beat pieces, Nicole commented that she was mostly concerned with it being relaxed and not overly fussy:

“I hate the term bohemian. It was important for me to keep the color palette strong but not too overpowering. We’re all about having everything be really eclectic and relaxed.”

She says that her home is very summery which suits the warm climate perfectly:

“My house has that summery look and feel all year round — luckily for me I live in L.A. and can get away with it.”

Nicole says her friends love the chilled atmosphere:

“I’m against assigned seating. I like people to come to my house and feel like they can do whatever they want. Our house is the one people come to, to hang.”

Speaking on throwing backyard dinner parties, Nicole says it’s all about the food:

“You feel the love and thoughtfulness in the food.”

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