So, all the constant blazing sun, dependable afternoon storms, and constant use by active children has left the space looking, well, less than pleasing. Finally I am ready to get off my rear and do something about it. Luckily, when I purchased our outdoor furniture, I selected a pretty neutral color (hint, hint) so it is really easy for me to give it a whole new look with some new accessories and a minimal investment.
Here is what I have in mind:
Truth be told, this print is a bit out of my norm, but I am really loving it lately. I think that outdoor spaces are ones that you can really do something fun and unexpected because they are inherently casual.
I already have some solid dark brown and solid sand colored pillows that are still in good shape, so I will be keeping those. But I would like to pepper in some more patterns and more of the blue. I am also looking at these fabrics for pillows:
Both of these pillows/fabircs are available at Ballard Designs
And, of course, some accessories:
My plan for the tray is to place it on the patio cocktail table and display some large shells on it. I was out looking at a favorite vintage/antique store recently, and one of the booths had some beautiful conch shells for sale. I think that they would be just perfect in that tray.
How are you getting your backyard ready for Summer?