The Novogratz: How to Make the Most Out of Your Backyard

04/06/2016 at 09:55 AM ET

When it comes to decorating your backyard, the Novogratz say, “Less is best.”

“The more space you leave open, the bigger it looks,” says Cortney Novogratz in the eighth episode of PEOPLE’s home design web series, The Castle Next Door.

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“Whether it’s a table for two or a table for ten, if you choose a place in your yard to hang out,” she says, “you will go there.”

For the outdoor furniture for their renovated castle in the Hollywood Hills, Bob and his daughters Bellamy and Tallulah, 17, and their friend Josie head to Dedon in West Hollywood, California.

“After months of construction we’re at the fun part which is picking out beautiful furniture: swinging baskets, tables, chaise lounges,” says Bob.

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The group eventually decides on a white, rectangular dining table with blue and white wicker chairs, hanging woven baskets and a gorgeous swinging chair.

“Its important for us to be involved in the outdoor furniture because were going to be spending a lot of time outside, like hanging out and lounging by the pool,” says Tallulah. Adds Bellamy: “This is probably the best part of the process of decorating your home because it’s now just all the little details that will make our home perfect.”

To keep up with the Novogratz family’s most exciting design project yet, visit

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

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