interior design trials, triumphs, and inspirations
ORC Spring 2017 Reveal
May 11, 2017
We made it! Thank you to everyone who has followed along this process! Although I did not accomplish everything that was planned for the patio, we completed 2/3 of the space; and for me it is a victory.
Without further introduction, THE PICTURES!
The before and after! As you can see, we did not finish the outdoor kitchen this round of the ORC, but hopefully the hubs has a better plan of how it should look and it will be soon to follow.
The lounge area is all about the black and white! I love the cabana stripe rug from Target, and it is the quintessential outdoor print in my mind.
In the dining area we used the same black and white rug from Target, which fits perfectly under our new Hampton Bay dining set!
The mint stripe fabric is by Sunbrella, and I ordered it on clearance through Ballard Designs. Those perfect garden stools are from Amazon, along with the cushions.
When the lights are on, the porch looks magical. Both my little ladies like to walk outside and twirl under their glow. Also, that fabulous cement citronella candle came from our local Ingles!
Due to plant availability, our planters had to be re-thought. I used Rosemary (for cooking and mosquito purposes), Salvia and Creeping Jenny. I selected these plants to pick up on the colors used in the space. Rustic red is found on my vintage coaster set, as well as our Pizza sign. The citron hue of the Creeping Jenny matches the cushions perfectly.
These three planters also serve as a half wall at the back of the space.
Details from the little bar cart I put together for the patio. Pineapple swizzle sticks from Target, INCREDIBLE vintage glasses in the moodiest blue were thrifted, my pineapple napkin holder was thrifted, leopard napkins from Party City, and my antique monogrammed tea towel was also from a local antique shop.
I used a large lucite tray, found at Goodwill, to sit inside the wooden butlers tray as my serving station. Throw in some greenery, the hubs Yeti and you have a designated drink station outdoors!
Table details include perfect cream and gold trimmed placemats found at TJ Maxx on clearance. Some DIY napkins that match the chair cushions perfectly, and an eclectic mix of cute little accents sprinkled across the table.
Between the two space, the muddled turquoise color is repeated so they both feel connected. Our bench beneath the Pizza sign features this color, as well as the cushions in our new dining chairs.
Thank you as always to Linda from Calling it Home, House Beautiful and all those other brace souls who completed the One Room Challenge. Now let's all enjoy the beautiful pictures and spaces, while we start dreaming about the next round this fall!