Happy Monday! It’s supposed to be a beautiful week here in New England, even getting up to the mid 80s on Wednesday. We finally finished setting up our patio just in time for dinners al fresco all week long.
While the set up we had last summer was adorable, we quickly realized that it wasn’t functional in the way that we needed it to be. We love eating weeknight dinners outside and having BBQs on the weekends in the fresh air, and it wasn’t very conducive to successful either of those. Balancing plates on our laps got old real quick, but the dog was pretty stoked about our coffee table set up for grabbing a hot dog and running.
So we sold our old furniture and created a space that both works for what we need, and makes me so happy to look at. There are two sections to our tiny patio: The dining area and the coffee/tea nook. We wanted two comfy chairs and a small table (we used a garden stool) so Anel can drink his coffee outside on weekends and I can drink my tea.
Post-baby, I’m hoping this will be a place where we’ll sip on wine before dinner with the dog and baby close by. I love the wicker chairs we chose. They’re comfortable but also won’t get ruined. We added these striped pillows to the back for extra comfort, and used a garden stool in place of a table in between them.
The dining table and chairs came as a set with navy cushions. We added two different striped indoor/outdoor pillows on the back for comfort and pops of color. I love how it looks and feels! We made sure to find a table with a hole for our striped umbrella because it gets really hot and sunny back here in the summer, and we wanted to make sure the table was fully covered in shade.
For the rug we chose a Dash & Albert indoor/outdoor rug because they’re super durable and easy to clean. I have four of them inside my house and have had to hose them down when Boots had accidents, and they’re all still in tip top shape. Clearly I’m a huge fan of these rugs, and their new Palm Springs collection which included this pink and white one which I love love love!
A note about caring for outdoor furniture: Get a storage box (we have this one from Home Depot) for pillows and rugs. When it’s going to rain, put them away so they don’t get wet and moldy! It’s kind of a pain for the rug, but so worth it.
Enjoy these cheery photos of the space and scroll down for all product details. I can’t wait to hear what you think!
Outdoor Dining Set c/o Joss & Main (On sale for $379)
Wicker Arm Chairs c/o Joss & Main
Garden Stool c/o Joss & Main
Placemats c/o Joss & Main (Set of 8 sale for $64)
Blue and White Plates
Dash & Albert Indoor/Outdoor Rug c/o
Dash & Albert Thin Striped Indoor/Outdoor Pillows c/o
Dash & Albert Thick Striped Indoor/Outdoor Pillows c/o
Lemon Stripes x Hat Attack Hat
Thank you to Joss & Main and Annie Selke’s Dash & Albert for providing product for this post.