March 18, 2021
By Jonathan Stiers, Creative Director, Member’s Mark
This spring, Sam’s Club is coming over for a backyard party, and we’re bringing some of the top designers across the country with us. We’re going to showcase looks perfect for your backyard and highlight our incredible outdoor collection to help you visualize your outdoor space and then, of course, shop seamlessly at Sam’s Club.
As a designer, and the creative director for Sam’s Club’s Member’s Mark brand, I'm thrilled about this season’s offerings and the way we’re delivering it to you.
We stepped outside of the box and into the great outdoors with designers Nate Berkus, Becki Owens, Jennifer Houghton and me to create popup outdoor escapes from New York to Los Angeles. While locals in each city got to do a bit of window shopping, we captured 360-degree photography of the four unique spaces and placed them within our Deck the Yard virtual shopping experience. These looks, as well as access to our expanded outdoor collection, give you a fresh and fun shopping experience, including tips from each designer, videos from our merchants about our products, and behind the scenes set up from the designers.
So, let’s take a quick trip across the country (virtually of course) to each of the designer’s spaces to get inspiration and even do a little shopping.
New York City. One of my favorite cities. There, in front of the iconic Flatiron Plaza, Nate Berkus created his backyard popup - applying his well-known style of neutrals and nature to create a layered and textured experience. Nate incorporated found pieces into his elevated but easy look. You can shop his popup here.
Next stop: my hometown of Bentonville, Ark., where my popup was located within an exhibit at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. I found inspiration in the idea of dining al fresco and my love for all things blue and white. Pulling in my personal collection of ginger jars, I built my design around this color palate by also incorporating our Member’s Mark melamine collection and beautiful blue pillows made from durable Sunbrella fabrics. I also wanted to create a space with high quality items, so I included a Member’s Mark dining set. It’s also made with Sunbrella fabric and handwoven all-weather wicker. You can shop my popup and get tips from me here.
Let’s head a little further South and check out Dallas-based and Instagram-loved designer Jennifer Houghton (@TurtleCreekLane) - known for her vibrant, fun styles. She created an experience built for family and entertaining in her popup at Main Street Garden Park. Jennifer suggests selecting a neutral base (we’ve got a great variety of styles to choose from) and layering pops of color using pillows and blankets for different seasons and occasions. You can shop her popup here.
We end our journey with Southern California-based designer Becki Owens at The Commons in Calabasas. She brings her love for coastal vibes and clean lines to life using Sam’s Club pieces that help our members see how they can bring their indoor living style to their backyard. You can shop her design here.
That was definitely a quick trip across the country. I hope you found inspiration and learned something from one of our designers that will help you turn your backyard into a space you’ll love throughout spring and summer. We know the items featured in the experiences are going to fly off the digital shelves, but if you see something isn't available, check back with us as we'll continue to have inventory added to our website throughout the spring. I think I can speak for all the designers when I say that we really enjoyed dreaming up these spaces and shopping the items available at Sam’s Club to bring our vision to life for you. We can’t wait to see what you create, so please share your updated backyard with us on social using #winthebackyard.