Welcome to my Summer Patio Tour! If you have come over from one of my two dear friends, Jennifer of Decor Gold Designs or Randi of Randi Garrett Design I am so glad to have you stop in! These two girls are super special to me, two of the most talented designers and bloggers I know, and I am thrilled to be doing this fun tour with them where we will be sharing our patio spaces with you and how we have dressed them up for the coming summer months!
Today I’ll be sharing a tour of my outdoor rental space. We are renting as we begin to build soon but having this space has been so special. It backs up to the forest and a beautiful pond that my husband and son fish from often and it’s very serene!
The first thing I did this year was to create a fun corner on the patio for… you guessed it, me! I don’t often have a space to call my own but when I saw this high back rattan chair I knew I was about to create one. The problem already is that my husband is the one that has been taking afternoon cat naps here…Hmmm, seems like I’m going to have to fix that ASAP! Anyway, it comes in handy for quiet time in the morning and reading or chatting (or blogging) in the evening and is crazy cozy and comfy!
A bright pink Oleander tree in my favorite pot with flowers left over from my Styled + Set Entertaining Tour fill up the opposite corner. Just that pretty little pop of pink over here makes this side of out outdoor space.
I mostly kept my decor on this side neutral this year with a black and white palette, except for the blue and white rug from last year (similar) and a pretty pink pillow that made it’s way from the inside.
I love these darling lanterns. They give the space a boho chic vibe and are great for lighting a citronella candle when needed.
I used my cream colored, faux, burlap trim outdoor pillows that I’ve had for years but added this great oversized lumbar in a black and white stripe!
The black and white hanging wall basket is a staple here and adds some texture and personality to the space. We actually left it outside all winter long and it’s still like brand new.
More pillows over here that I’m smitten with. The black and white geometric pillow is an outdoor pillow and adds a ton of texture and pattern here. The more colorful wedding blanket pillow however is an indoor pillow from my recent One Room Challenge post. I could’t stand not having at least one pop of pink over here so this one fit the bill, at least temporarily until I can find an outdoor pillow that works here.
More pops of color and texture on this end of the sectional with potted plants and flowers. I’ve incorporated a mosquito plant this year too…hoping it works because there are some giant mosquitos here in Houston, lol! Have any of you used these before and do they work?
I placed my mosquito plant in a simple crock from the kitchen – I love using things like this for unintended purposes!
I sure hope you’ve enjoyed my Summer Patio Tour and please make sure to hop on over to visit both of my fabulous friends, Jennifer of Decor Gold Designs & Randi of Randi Garrett Design. You can link to both of their beautiful posts below the next photo so please don’t miss it!!
Rattan Chair | Shag Pouf | Wooden Pot | Pink Outdoor Pillow | Wall Basket | Similar Sofa | Similar Coffee Table | White Mid-Mod Pot | Black & White Striped Lumbar | Black & White Geo Pillow | Pink/Black Pillow Cover (similar) | Crock | White Lattice Garden Stool (similar) | Gold Watering Can | Lanterns | Rug (similar)