Patio Living: Resort Vibes

May 18, 2018



















Hi everyone!

I am so excited to finally reveal what I have been working on for a little while now! I revamped our outdoor living space and it turned out SO dreamy! Outdoor living spaces is such a HUGE thing for Kirk and I. We love entertaining and being outside with friends and family. We are definitely outdoor people!

It all started when I found some Lilly Pulitzer outdoor pillows on  a Tj Maxx run. The colors were just so fun that I was immediately inspired to start something fresh in the backyard. I wanted it to feel like a resort style escape. The umbrella that had been faded from the sun and beat down even got a coat of paint and some fancy tassels. Everything looks so good and the entire project didn’t break the bank.

I have always loved black and white stripes. I took down our old curtain and sewed up some new ones with outdoor fabric I found at Hobby Lobby in the black and white stripes. Yes, I sewed them myself and it was NOT as hard as you may be thinking! I can do a post on how I did this if you want me to later. I also sewed up some longer curtains for the living space area of the patio to really make it feel cozier and more like a cabana. These go perfect with the Lilly P pillows. I accented the black and white throughout the yard by adding outdoor rugs from Target to the living space and near the lounge chairs as you exit and enter the pool. I also found some cute B&W striped lounge chair cushions from At Home for about $50 each. The poolside cushions are Tommy Bahama and I think these are the coolest! Sitting by the pool has never been so comfy. Found these at Homegoods for $40 each.

My lounge chairs each have alternating pillows; one palm leaf, the next a pink pineapple, and so on. I found these pillows at Homegoods for about $16 each. The umbrella was a project I decided to take on bravely. I googled how to revamp an outdoor umbrella because a) its 9 feet and huge (what a waste to throw away) b) 9 foot umbrellas are expensive brand new c) I was feeling crafty. I found a site that told me to spray Rustoleum Spray Paint (about 2 coats aka 6 cans). I got mine in Berry Pink. Turned out AMAZING and even better than that, the site I found this project said their umbrella has kept nice after doing this for the past 5 years! Works for me!! I added some fringe and a little white to dress it up and match my resort vibes. I will add some gold dots later.

We planted some fresh flowers in pots all around the area, grabbed some new outdoor lights for the landscaping, and placed new tiki torches all around (all of this we got from LOWES). My outdoor flamingos are from At Home. They add pops of pink and give that cute retro resort vibe I was going for. A very 60’s 70’s chic hotel that I have in my own backyard! You can recreate what I did in your own yard! Just check out some of the links I provided below for some similar finds!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Love, B





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