Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A fresh take on outdoor living

I don't know what it is about this time of year, but I can not get the idea of patio season out of my head. Maybe it is the hint of sunshine or the sound of the snow melting off the roof; I can not stop craving late nights on the deck with a cool drink and sandals on! This year, I am leaning towards fresh, citrusy colours and clean lines, like these beauties:

From CB2


My first love is always chairs, but for dining and entertaining I can't help but love the look of a long table with low bench seating:

For an inexpensive burst of colour, try adding some of these gorgeous side tables:

A beautiful option from Kartell, only 195!

Another option at 149!

I would have to say these are my favorite (and cheapest!), at only 29 dollars you buy them at Loblaws (yeah, you heard that right!). Spotted here first. I may even use a few of these babies as an indestructible childproof alternative to a coffee table! Of course, no backyard would be cozy without some summery textiles:

These two are my favorite, from Tonic Living. Both outdoor friendly, these would be perfect on a cushion or used for a canopy. Last, but not least ,we must not forget a nice outdoor rug, my favorite have been from Dash and Albert, which are surprisingly affordable:

Any opinions? I might be heading off to the grocery store soon to pick up those end tables...are you craving summer?