Thursday, May 27, 2010

Summer Deck Inspiration

I recently tweeted about our weekend project. We did a mini makeover on our balcony resulting in much more summer-friendly space. With a table, chairs and some pretty potted plants-- our grill is in for some serious action because alfresco dining is now in high demand! This was our fist meal enjoying the progress...
And since we're sure to enjoy some quality time out there, I'm inspired to kick it up a notch with some outdoor accessories.

Elements:
-A striped umbrella screams italian Riviera to me and what could be more perfect to conjure in an outdoor space? Something like this would be nice to sip a cocktail under.
-Some nautical seat cushions are also calling my name.
-And since I seem to find a way to sneak mason jars into just about any project, I think this DIY idea would work quite nicely.
-I'd love to hang a vintage buoy on the walled side of our deck for added visual interest, how cool is this find?
-Melamine plates and summery flatware are perfectly practical for outdoor entertaining (and indoor alike).
-And to keep the bugs at bay, I'm thinking of making my own natural bug spray or picking up some from Aubrey Organics.

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Maria said...

great deck inspiration board, were currently working on spiffing up outs, yours looks amazing!

Di said...

Love the new look! The planter box is a perfect touch. Enjoy the new space you've created. Cheers to you and Mat!

casey at loft and cottage said...

I love the inspiration board! Bamboo handled flatware would def. be on my list too!

Padgett Hoke said...

I love the inspiration board, a little nautical but so versatile!

Jennie Bee said...

I love the inspiration board for your patio, great colors!

Kristin said...

How fun is that umbrella?? LOVE!

Katie said...

Very cute! I love your table setting and was thrilled to learn you wanted to hang the buoy on the side of the deck. I am a huge nautical fan and think it would look great!

Angela Brian said...

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-ang.

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Sarah Jane said...

love the deck inspiration. this was the perfect weekend to start thinking about items to decorate the outdoors and enjoy vino;) hope you had a lovely one. xo

Tommy said...

Great shot! I'm digging those placemats.

paula said...

looks great! I love al fresco dining. That umbrella is pretty amazing too.

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

What a lovely meal on a lovely deck---I'm green with envy! Oh and the umbrella---too cute.

XX Katie

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

LOve the ideas:)

Cristin said...

great inspiration! I am ready for summer too... the weather is just getting warmer here too.

xo,
cristin

rosiecampbell said...

I love your inspiration board!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I saw bamboo flatware on the target website for super cheap...not sure about the quality! xx

Kristin said...

Looooove the striped umbrella...and your landscaping is just gorgeous!

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Moxie Maley said...

Great job!

Meaghin said...

Hi Megan,

Thanks for the rec. on bug spray! I've been looking for some non-chemically options & plan on picking up Aubrey Organics soon!

Best,
Meaghin

prashant said...

Love the new look!
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