Alright, sorry for the big teaser post yesterday. As promised, here’s the rest of the photos of our patio finished for the summer season.
This is how our patio has looked since we moved in last summer:
Arranging outdoor rooms can be just as tricky as indoor spaces. Besides the grill, we also wanted to include comfy seating (and a place for naps), and a small table and chairs (that we already had) so the kids could eat outside as much as possible this summer.
Once the furniture arrangement was in place, I added an outdoor rug (that had been rolled up in our garage) to define the “lounging area” and brought in color with my accessories and a few plants.
These old ice cream stools came from my parents’ attic. I had thought of using them indoors, but they weren’t kind to our wood floors and they ended up making better side tables outdoors:
This empty (covered) corner was the perfect place to add a lamp. I can actually read out here at night (well, you know—in theory). I used the big, metal panel that I’ve had for a while as art. I would like to work on another art piece for this spot (I have some ideas) but for now, the friendly lion is here to stay.
Our cat wanted to be part of the action. Did I ever tell you the story of how we ended up with two identical cats? Yeah, I’ll save that for another day.
And, in case you’re wondering, I’m happy to report that we actually use this space on a daily basis.