Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Outdoor Patio

I feel that here in Dallas we are on the brink of summer but those sweltering temperatures haven't quite hit.  So I am savoring the mornings with a cup of coffee on our outdoor patio sans furniture.  When it comes to house projects, interiors always seem to take top priority with me.  Let's face it patio furniture often comes with the same price tag as indoor furniture so it's like decorating a whole new room, fun, yet daunting and expensive.

So next year, we hope to tackle the whole project: furniture, landscaping, and the whole bit. Patience is not my strong suit, as the catalogs have filtered in with so many outdoor furniture options in the past couple months, including the introduction of Serena and Lily's outdoor line.  I am already more than inspired to get going, so I put together some options that wouldn't break the bank.  I guess I have a whole year to decide what direction to go in: Mid-Century Modern Flair or a Moroccan Global feel.  What's your favorite:

I have a long narrow covered patio--just a concrete slab now-- that would fit a table like this very nicely.  I imagine the bench pushed up against the exterior portion of our home with tons of bright, graphic pillows to sit against.  When I received the CB2 catalog I thought these table, chairs, and bench would be perfect.  I have a spot to hang three pendant lights above and would put this fun side table on one end of the table.

On the other hand, instead of a table we could put in two oversize chairs and go with this global Moroccan vibe that I truly love.  And all of the pillow options for both styles are from Spoonflower.  I was directed to this specific shop by Bijou and Boheme.  They have extremely affordable fabric.  I mean wow prices that you wouldn't feel bad about making these fabrics in to outdoor pillows even if they aren't technically outdoor fabrics.

Mid-Century Modern:
Table & Chairs-CB2
Pendant Light-West Elm
Side Table-West Elm

Moroccan Modern:
Chairs-West Elm (On Sale as of this writing)
Side Table-Serena & Lily
Pillows-Spoonflower & Yellow Option Above and Pink Option Below from Domesticate Shop
Pendant Light-Moroccan Bazaar


  1. I am partial to the morrocan modern :)....I guess its my love of travel! But both are nice!

    1. To be honest I'm partial to that style too!

  2. UGH...I def. need to work on getting some outdoor furniture. our back yard/patio is just sad looking. Thanks for the inspiration!! I am def. a fan of the Moroccan modern decor! xoox

  3. In Dallas you must take advantage of the small window of time when the weather is perfect to enjoy outdoor living. My vote is for Moroccan Modern!