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The Great Outdoor Living Event!!

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outdoor tour patio summer living space home decor interior design I am beyond excited to share with you all today my updated and polished up all purdy back patio space!  And not only that BUT I am linking up with several other talented ladies to their blogs for an awesome blog hop tour so you can make the rounds and get ALL kinds of outdoor inspo!  Now that I’ve got you all sorts of excited I won’t delay….here’s our outdoor patio area!

 

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Here’s a full shot of our back patio.  We spend a TON of time out here from March to October so making it functional and pretty is definitely on my list every year.

 

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 The fab revamped ikea applaro sectional we painted this spring (see how we did it here) and believe it or not the only things I changed were getting a new rio rug mat(from World Market) and creating a centerpiece! It looks SO different though right?!

 

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Close up shot of the new centerpiece.  It’s a bowl/wall hanging I picked up on clearance from Target, a tin platform (I already owned), a pink door wreath (I already owned), and a greenery ball I found at Home Goods!

 

 

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The other side opposite the Ikea Applaro sectional, 2 chillin out chairs and a fuschia side table/stool!

 

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Moving down the patio we have our dining area where I created a slight separation using 3 potted plants

 

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The 3 potted plants I used to create a sense of separation between the sectional seating area and the dining area.               (a hydrangea, lemon tree and lime tree)

 

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I picked up a new rio rug mat from World Market (which I love, SO easy to clean!!) and put together a faux flower basket on the step!  We love having the table here right next to the grill as it helps with cooking and maneuvering food and dishes.  The chairs are SUPER comfy too.

 

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Fun summery tablescape!  We painted the top of this table too since it had definitely seen better days, we just used the same paint as we did on the sectional and loungers.

 

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Looking past the dining area I have my old blue rockers and on the right, the twin brother to the german biergarten bench I have in the house.  It folds up flat for super easy storage too, extra bonus!

 

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We love to just sit here and rock with coffee in the morning or wine at night.  We also play frolfing (frisbee golf) by keeping myself and the hubs seated in the rockers while our partners (the older boys) move the stand wherever they want.  They totally take advantage of that gigantic wisteria growing right in front.

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The vintage biergarten bench from Germany sits opposite the rockers and in front of the ginormous wisteria vines that have completely overgrown a pretty arched trellis I have hidden under there.  It sure is gorge though!

 

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Here we’re looking through the rockers/bench area to the chaise loungers!  You can see another World Market Rio rug mat here, I swear by these (at least as of now), you would think they would not be awesome to walk on but they are INCREDIBLY soft and squishy underfoot (and SO cheap last week they were marked down to $20 for a 6×9!)

 

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I created a bit of separation again using another lemon and lime tree and kept the look cohesive by using white pots just like the 3 on the other side!

 

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There’s the fab plant stand I painted to match the loungers in the same post as the Ikea sofa (see link above), I added potted plants instead of actually planting anything as it gets so dry here small plants in a planter are very difficult to keep watered (and alive, at least that’s what I keep telling myself).

 

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Here’a a close up shot of all of the pretty flowers!  I also put 2 glam hanging pieces in the top on either side to break up the shape and give it a little more of a presence.

 

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Right next door to the chaises we have the most comfy hanging chair known to man, we actually race (and maybe fight over) this chair and who gets to sit here.  It really is that comfortable!  A pedestal side table sits next to it for drinks, books, phone, etc.  And anchored on either end of the entire patio I have a light blue pot with a big rose bush which you see here on the right.

 

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Another of those World Market Rio rug mats sits underneath the boss (swinging chair) and brings a lovely pop. We also have a big umbrella that lives in the corner and we just roll it into place when we want to use it!

 

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Here’s a shot looking back down the patio from the opposite direction.  Swing chair down to sectional!

There you have it folks, the patio space as it looks right now.  We actually use every area out here.  It totally depends on what is going on and what we’re doing.  If the kids are playing on the tramp or using water toys we sit in the chaises/swing chair.  If we’re grilling or playing card games we’re at the dining/sectional areas and if we’re by ourselves and just want to chill it’s the rockers.  Making it functional and beautiful makes spending time out here all that much more enjoyable.  I hope you found some serious inspo/ideas here!

What was your fave thing? Feel free to hit up the comments if you have any questions about where something came from, how I did it all, or just to share your fave thing about outdoor spaces! And don’t forget to follow the ole blog-a-rooni by clickin on the eensy weensy subscribe button!

Now go and check out the other uber talented ladies and their fab spaces, I know I am!  Next up on the hop tour is A Happy Home in Holland!  (Direct links below!!)

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Semigloss Design | Jenron Designs | Eclectic Twist | A Happy Home in Holland | The Project Pile

House by the Bay Design | Red House Style | Pearl Street Designs | Momma Can

 

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16 thoughts on “The Great Outdoor Living Event!!

    1. Thank you! YES!! I love it, going rogue is the most fun! You must share pics and deets when you are finished, I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  1. Well I have to mention that I LOVE your teal chairs!!! But I have to say that swinging chair is my FAV…I would be fighting over it too! Your space is so colorful and refreshing, it is beautiful. I never knew World Market had rugs so cheap, I am heading over to their website now!!

    1. Thanks Susanne! It really is the most comfortable seat out there, sometimes we cram one of the little’s butts in there with me. The rugs I have in the post are the Rio Rug Mats, they are made from a plasticky material but they are so cushy to walk on in bare feet, water goes right through, rust washes right off (my dining chairs have rust on the bottom of the legs) and they won’t mold! The price makes it a no brainer! I have 4 out there 2 pink and 2 of the blue design, the hubs was so sold after walking on them he told me to go get a couple more and cover the whole patio with them! Lol

    1. Thanks Sam! We definitely kick back and chill but also have some mad card games at the dining table and sectional (spoons, uno) and competitive frolfing tourneys from those rockers!

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