Oh, sweet summer. You never stay around quite as long as I’d like you to and I don’t know if I can forgive you for that….but while you are here, the living sure is easy. Summer nights are for lingering, lounging with family and friends, and dinners on decks. This family had plans for some of this easy living and wanted to make sure their outdoor spaces were ready for the fun.
This deck and patio are in a fantastic location. And by fantastic, I mean attached to an absolutely beautiful home overlooking a lovely landscaped yard full of green goodness where adorable children romp and play. It’s where you want to be during these warm summer months but this family felt like it needed a little something more and reached out to me for some help. I jumped for joy at the chance to work with with Kristin again. I’d helped with a basement family room/play room project and knew that her love of bright colors and all things modern would do amazing things for this outdoor space!
At the start of the project, the deck was originally host to a dining table and chairs that, while functional, were not at all representing this family’s fun personality. The patio was in the works with a sectional that was definitely in line with the sleek modern style they loved but was still in need of a little something more. The design plan involved making sure the two spaces flowed together in style and color and the concept board showed that this could be done with some simple (and affordable!) changes. Moves like swapping out their current dining table and adding in some lively colors and modern elements could really make you want to sit down and stay awhile.
The deck was decked out (mmmm hmmm) with a new sleek black dining table with comfy chairs and bright green cushions. From there, some great new accessories were added like large floor lanterns and amazing glossy white planters that Kristin had already purchased and loved. The “EAT” sign and the round planters below are my absolute favorite part about this new deck space (even though I never need reminding to eat). Patio plans included some bold and graphic pillows in lime, black and white, a soft-yet-durable outdoor area rug, and pops of silver. A large cantilever umbrella makes sure that there is always some shade available and also helps to center the space when it’s open.
Summer…will you think about kicking it with us for just a little longer? Pretty please?