contemporary bright deck seating

I thought I'd give you a little update on our deck seating area!
Last summer it went through a major overhaul, and you can click here if you want to see the transformation that we started.

We haven't done a ton this year except for some fresh flowers in the pots and a new area rug.
We'd like to do more, but the to do list keeps on growing, and with our 20th anniversary and a big trip coming up, we'll see.  
I'll just be happy if we get the deck refinished before summer is over!


The rug was something we recently got at World Market.  I love how it adds to the bright colors and contemporary look we have out here. (Kind of a departure from the interior, I know!)
It was a great buy for a 4 x 6 outdoor rug- $19.99.

 The bamboo we planted in the pots behind the deck is filling in more now, and offering a little more privacy this year.
We love sitting out here in the evenings with a glass of wine and reading.

 Pinks, purples and yellows this year.  We put in petunias, lambs ear, marigolds, and geraniums.  The Creeping Jenny in the back pot seems to come back every year, which is great!


I purposely didn't get too many shots of our outdoor table.  
If you missed that post from last summer, you can read about it here
It didn't fare too well over the winter, so we have some fixing to do. 
boo.

Overall, it's a very comfy space that we are enjoying.  More stuff will be happening back here in the future, but for now, we love having the pretty rug added into the mix!

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10 comments

  1. I love the color combinations! You did a great job! :)

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  2. It looks so inviting. That blue rug is fabulous. We have two folding tables (in an ugly honey/oak stain) that I want to paint a bright color like yours...thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Love the suzani pillows and the green and blue are so bright and summery, I bet it makes you smile every time you walk out there!

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  4. Bummer about the table. It's so cute. I need something like that for our back patio. This was the first year I added something other than neutral to our outdoor decor. I picked up two pillows from WM's BHG collection. They have some lime green viney things on them. Still not a "wow" pop of color but it's something. Robyn

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  5. Love the colour combo. Your pots are so pretty and lush too! your rug is awesome and you definitely can't beat the price!

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  6. What a fabulous place for that glass of wine!

    And your Goodwill scored furniture were great finds.

    I am really loving that rug - it would look perfect on my patio (with my vintage blue glider)!

    So glad you shared this at our party.
    Kelly

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  7. Where are the toss pillows and the settee from? Love the seating area. Do you have a dining table also?

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  8. Carol Jane- the pillows were made by me (except for the khaki stripe- thrifted) and the settee was from Goodwill. It's a Target brand, and still available in stores. Mine came without cushions- I just bought outdoor floor cushions at Costco for the replacements, and they fit perfectly! I have a link in the post that gives the breakdown and costs, so you can check there for more info!

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  9. Your porch looks like the perfect place to settle in with a good book and glass of wine ...

    The rug is the perfect punch of color (and love it with the green tables) ... and I have to make a note about that Creeping Jenny. I'd love a planter plant to come back again next year!

    ... so happy that you shared with us all at our Great Outdoors link party!

    :)

    Linda

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  10. I'm on my way, I see wine. :) I love your upgraded space. Thank you so much for linking up to our party!
    Karah

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