Patio Living

Summer living isn’t just about beaches and barbecues – some of my favourite times are spent right here at home (staycation anyone?) on/in my favourite room of the house – the patio!

I HAD THE BEST DAY EVER last weekend!!

My kids were home with me, the weather was gorgeous, we went out for ice cream, had nachos outside and just “hermited” in my favourite room of the house…

My patio.

This outdoor room has always been my favourite place to spend time.  Caesar’s and guacamole after work on Fridays, watching the kids swim in our “ghetto pool”, pot lucks with friends, basking in the sun and especially those moments of warm breezes and silence with just me and a good book.

Happy sigh.

I can coast on that high through whatever drama this week brings – let me show you why:

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This 12′ x 18′ space is sheltered by a large pergola with wisteria vines crawling over top.

On one end I have my hot tub (which I’ll cool to  pool temperature during the summer months), my little outdoor living room and our patio table for dinners outside.

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Last year we had a large patio umbrella covering over the seating area, but this year I thought I’d try this 12′ x 14′ sunshade I found on Wayfair.  Takes up a lot less real estate on the patio and provides a lot more coverage – so far I’d say this was a good purchase.

If it weren’t for mosquitos, I might never leave my patio from May to October.

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patio living, patio decor, patio inspiration, patio inspo

(Sorry, I pressure washed the patio before taking photographs and clearly missed cleaning off my new chippendale planter).

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For the most part, I commandeer the couch and this small side table for my patio living.

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patio living, patio decor, patio inspiration, patio inspo

patio living, patio decor, patio inspiration, patio inspo

patio living, patio decor, patio inspiration, patio inspo

patio living, patio decor, patio inspiration, patio inspo

Our patio dining chairs are easily 15 years old, and save for a fresh coat of paint last summer, they’ve held up remarkably well.

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patio living, patio decor, patio inspiration, patio inspo

 

I found these adorable flamingo dessert plates at HomeSense a couple of years ago, so the rest of the patio colours came from them.

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patio living, patio decor, patio inspiration, patio inspo

patio living, patio decor, patio inspiration, patio inspo

 

Sangria, salsa, nachos – the epitome of patio living!!

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patio living, patio decor, patio inspiration, patio inspo

 

patio living, patio decor, patio inspiration, patio inspo

patio living, patio decor, patio inspiration, patio inspo

patio living, patio decor, patio inspiration, patio inspo

If anyone is looking for me – this is where I’ll be.

ALL. SUMMER. LONG.

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Patio living DIY projects:

Now head outside (weather permitting) and get your patio living on!

Have a great one!

2019-06-18T16:57:18-04:00June 15th, 2019|DECOR|1 Comment

One Comment

  1. P. Kennedy June 15, 2019 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Stunning… You are gifted. XO

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