J.D. and I pulled the trigger on some of the back yard plans we were planning. We're reducing the size of our current garage/shed and adding an outdoor fireplace. It already looks SO much bigger back there and we're super excited. J.D. got a set of patio furniture off of Craigslist, but we need to order cushions, pillows and other fun stuff to give the space some life. I've pulled together a lot of ideas on Pinterest, and I've narrowed it down to 3 directions. I'd love your input and vote!
Option 1: Earthy Neutrals
I LOVE, LOVE Olivia Brock's Charleston garden pictured at the top. It's absolutely stunning and who wouldn't want to spend an afternoon there? For this look I'm picturing lots of natural materials, rattan furniture, jute pillows, and neutral and green cushions. This look also kinda reminds me of Barefoot Contessa, it's earthy and elegant. (The rest of our home isn't so earthy if that factors into your input.)
Option 2: Black Wicker
Option 2 goes for classic black wicker, neutral cushions and then I'd add just a few fun throw pillows for color. I'm also imagining emerald green garden stools with this look for some reason. I just think the rich green would look beautiful with the black. I've had this image of Muffy Faith's front porch (pictured below), again in Charleston, saved forever. It looks so effortless, chic and inviting.
Option 3: Classic Stripe
This look is just so timeless to me. J.D. said it reminds him of an old school country club. For this look I'm thinking black frame patio furniture and a combination of stripe, gingham check and neutral cushions and pillows. I'd also like to add a few hits of blue and white chinosierie with this look, either a garden stool or planters.
So what's your vote? I'd love to hear! If it makes a difference, our house is very classic, very small and is gray. All of these looks would be easy to pull off from Pottery Barn, Ballard, Lowe's and Home Decorators for your own porch or patio too! Also, I'll be sharing progress pics of the backyard soon!
Earthy Neutrals: Oliva Brock's Beautiful Patio via Southern Living . Pawley's Island Hammok . Pottery Barn Pillows . Serena & Lily Barcart
Black Wicker: Muffy Faith's Front Porch via Southern Living . Stunning front porch via Architectural Digest . Pottery Barn Pillow . Garden Stool
Classic Stripe: Outdoor patio via Domaine Home . House Beautiful Patio . Black & White Stripe Patio . Furbish Garden Stools . Ballard Pillows