As summer has finally arrived I knew that I needed to do something about making a comfortable outdoor space for my family.
Our daughter has been away at college and I really wanted to surprise her with a new ‘outdoor room’ this year. :)
When I think of an outdoor room I immediately think of beautiful little courtyards.
I’m reminded of the lush open areas in Tropical Resorts…
It’s those kinds of spaces that made me want to create my own little version of paradise and where my Outdoor Room was born.
My new outdoor room has 2 seating areas~
In the 1st seating area ~
I placed a large sofa facing the pool with a side table on either side.
Comfort is key with my family so I splurged on the Antibes outdoor furniture from Restoration Hardware.
The gorgeous Bench was just added yesterday for Father’s Day…
I absolutely Love Love it!
The 2nd seating area ~
is under the arbor facing the pool from the other side.
Instead of the traditional Dining space, we elected to get a love seat, coffee table and two lounge chairs for a relaxed and comfortable arrangement.
This is where you can find us most of the time… sharing a glass of wine with friends and family.
The garden stool from Homegoods was the key to my outdoor color scheme this year.
The gorgeous Aqua is reflected throughout everything in my space.
I repeated the accent pillows from the 1st area and included the whimsical fish pillows from Target.
So cute and the color couldn’t have worked better!
Having a coffee table was key since we ditched the table and chair concept…
Not only do we love to put our feet up but we needed a place to set things and I really like having a place to decorate just a little more. ;)
I love the wooden tray that I found from Target that anchors the table and allows me to add accessories without it looking messy.
I must have at least 6 trays around my home!
Sticking with my love for all coastal, I included a wide array of beachy accents from Pottery Barn and Homegoods.
I love the way it looks!
I then placed an open basket on the ground to hold towels in and scattered Lanterns from Homegoods throughout the area for extra lighting and ambience.
Last but not least is addition of the beautiful indoor/outdoor rug from Target which grounds the entire space.
I’ve always wanted one and I think it makes such a difference in framing this area.
It’s amazing how much can go into making your outdoor space feel like a room.
Finally completed we are now officially ready for entertaining for the summer and just in time for my daughter who is coming back home from college.
I’m sure she and all her friends will take over our new Outdoor Room and love every inch of it… :)