Refresh-Refresh-Refresh… are yall tired of us refreshing? Or tired of hearing the word refresh? I hope not, because we did it again. Spring is the time where we dust everything off around here. Start over. Plan ahead. Create a blank slate. I love refreshing all of the things & our outdoor spaces are not excluded from that. We plan on spending a lot of time outside, from the finishing up our garden area, to hanging with Grace… so why not have a cute little space outside to kick up your feet?
Now before we dive into our little refresh, we are going to be overhauling our patio area this year (hopefully). It needs a lot of TLC, the patio-pavers are becoming disjointed, in between our patio and driveway there was a landscaped space, that now shrines a dead tree stump. We are still in design mode, so i’ll hold off on all the plans and details until we get a better picture. Nonetheless we found a little nook on this unfinished patio that we wanted to put together a cozy farmhouse patio sitting area.
In order to kick up your feet, you need somewhere to sit, or lay… We found this Woodstock Sectional with Ottoman from Joss & Main (link). Its a great focal point in the space not only with its deep color tones, but is overall volume. This sectional does clearly comes with seat and back cushions, it also comes with outdoor pillows. We weren’t huge fans of the pillows, so we replaced them with pillows we previously had, and ScotchGard Weather Sealed them to keep them safe from the elements. We have had great success with using ScotchGard weather shield in the past, check out our post on “How To Make Any Fabric Outdoor Safe” (Link), if you’ve never used it before. Outside of simply opening the box the sectional came in, there is no setup. Its the perfect size for hosting & for Jose and I to lay on each side of the of the sectional… win-win.
Shade is always a necessity when your relaxing outside. I do my best to limit my time in the sun so its only natural to throw an umbrella (Link) into our little cozy farmhouse patio. I love the look of this umbrella so much from the color, to the drop cloth material, to even the little tassels… If I was looking for some bad luck I would try to bring it inside & add it to our sun room…To anchor it all down, and bring it together, we put this Woven Chevron outdoor rug down. Without the rug, the space, no matter how well you designed it, felt like the sectional and ottoman were just left there… It was disconnected a bit, this rug ties it together, and brings it all together.
I wanted to keep this space calm & relaxing, but as always have that antique farmhouse vibe with all of it’s chippy goodness so I chose to decorate with some antique & vintage items like that large dough bowl, that large green jug, the chippy baskets I picked up at a flea market, & that rusty garden chair. & of course to bring the whole space to life I added GREENS from those lovely lemon trees from my pal Angie who sells them at our shop to those large green ferns I picked up at my local hardware store. I kept it neutral, chippy, & cozy just how I like it! The white screen enclosure in the back were purchased from Amazon (link).
Now, a super exciting giveaway for you guys! Joss & Main are hosting a Design The Outdoors Sale! They are inviting you guys to share images of your own outdoor space and tagging @jossandmain and #DesignTheOutdoors for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card to Joss & Main!!!! So start posting away and make sure to tag @jossandmain for your chance to win. I am SO EXCITED to see your outdoor spaces so please tag me on Instagram as well!! Thank you guys SO MUCH for stopping by the blog today & sharing this post with your friends & family… It means the world to me that you guys stop here daily to see what we are up to. Thank you for being here. & a HUGE thank-you to Joss & Main for working with us on this patio refresh. xx