The home decorating is still underway! It’s just taking a loooong time. We’ve been focusing on our outdoor space since summer is here. Matt & I do a lot of entertaining, so our outdoor space is almost as important as our kitchen and family room. I’m trying not to rush any decision and I’m just taking my time choosing each piece. I’d rather go without a certain piece for a while than throw away money buying something I don’t 100% love. My dear friend, Lo, told me it takes a full year to get your house the way you want it… I think she’s right!
Summerton Teak Loverseat with Cushions // Indoor/Outdoor Rug // Calistoga Dining Table (sold out); similar here // Indigo Dining Bench // Del Mar Bistro Chairs (Set of 2) // Wood Glass Lantern // Fire Pit // Chaise Lounge Chair
I wanted to share with you the pieces I’ve chosen so far for our outdoor area. If you’re familiar with LA, then you know that yard space is hard to come by. We do have a small patch of grass next to our pool, but not a whole lot of space in general to work with. I wanted to choose pieces that are the most usable and small space friendly. We have a concrete patio that extends from our house that measures just about 6′, which is the primary area that I’m working with.
For the dining space, we needed something that sat as many people as possible while still fitting on the concrete patio. We chose this concrete topped dining table from Pottery Barn and paired it with a bench. I love bench seating for small spaces because when the table isn’t being used, you can tuck the bench under the table. I have always wanted bistro chairs since I first saw them in Paris 5 years ago, so I knew I had to work them into our new home in some way. I chose these chairs from Wayfair and they are awesome quality. They stack nicely away for storage and they’re so cute in person.
We went through several sets of chaise lounges at our other house so we knew that we wanted to invest in better quality chairs this time around. We chose these chaise lounges from Pottery Barn… And they still haven’t arrived. We ordered them on 4/21 and the cushions arrived almost immediately, but the chairs keep getting pushed further and further out for delivery.
Fire Pit Area:
We moved our fire pit from our other house and it remains one of our most used pieces of furniture. It’s four years old now, but this one I linked is a smaller, similar design. Our fire pit is from Restoration Hardware and is connected to our gas line. We set it on this neutral outdoor rug from Pottery Barn, which I love. We bought two teak loveseats for either side of the fire pit (which is rectangle shaped) and hung our tv on the outdoor wall. We had a heck of a time finding sofas to fit our patio because they could only be a max of 60″ wide. Because we wanted the sofas to be positioned around the fire pit, that restricted our size even more which meant a sectional was out of the question. I really wanted Restoration Hardware sofas, but didn’t love any of their pieces that fit within our size guidelines.