Decorating & Design

June 19, 2013

Summer Patio Finds

This week my parents say goodbye to their lovely Thornhill, Ontario heritage home and say hello to a gorgeous new house up the road in Richmond Hill. To me, the garden is the focal point of the house with a koi-filled pond and built-in fireplace, so it’s a nice time to be making the move with plenty of barbecue weekends ahead. We gave up most of our outdoor accessories during the last move because of space, so we’re going to have to start fresh.

Below are a few ideas I’ve sent my mother’s way.

These swivel chairs from Crate & Barrel look so cosy. I’d like curl up in one right now with a good book.

This patio set from Restoration Hardware is perfect, but a little on the pricey side for seasonal use.

I love Crate & Barrel’s collection of umbrellas. The colours are so inviting, how will we ever pick one?

I’m only half kidding when I say I want this outdoor pizza oven from Williams-Sonoma. I don’t eat meat so it only seems fair, right?

These jute rugs from Pottery Barn look just as great outdoors as they do in. A large one lining a deck would lend a homey feel.

These bloom pillows from Indigo would look stunning piled on any lounge chair.

Neons have even made their way into our table linens and I’m loving these napkins from Anthropologie. They come in pink, too.

My parents are hosting an engagement party for my fiancé and I this summer and these torches from Pottery Barn would add a nice touch lining the garden path.

See our photo gallery of Budget Patio Finds for more outdoor accessories.

Photo credits:
1. Calypso Mocha Swivel Lounge Chair, Crate & Barrel
2. Carmel Rectangular Dining Table, Restoration Hardware
3. Arroyo umbrellas, Crate & Barrel
4. Fontana Gusto Wood-Fired Outdoor Oven, Williams-Sonoma
5. Chenille Jute Basketweave Rugs, Pottery Barn
6a. Bluebellgray Abigail Pillow, Indigo
6b. Bluebellgray Blue Iris Pillow, Indigo
7. Neon Border Napkin Set, Anthropologie
8. Outdoor Torches, Pottery Barn