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.

-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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