Design Collaboration Challenge: Teal & Orange

Design Collaboration Challenge: Teal & Orange

Jane picked out the inspiration palette for this month’s design collaboration – a vibrant combo of teal and orange. Every month, we take the same inspiration photo and each put together a mood board. It’s so fun seeing everyone’s different take on it. This month, apparently there was something in the air, because three of us all decided to create either a patio mood board or an outdoor deck! My Mood Board: An Urban Patio I immediately thought Autumn, but not wanting to wish the summer away, I went for a… View Post

A Small Space Outdoor Oasis: Plans for the …

A Small Space Outdoor Oasis: Plans for the Balcony

I’m ignoring the fact that, as I type, it is snowing outside. Instead, I am focusing on the fact that it is almost half way through March and, therefore, the weather has to get nicer soon. Right?! We use our little balcony a lot in summer – the kiddos can spend hours playing with their water table and I love to sit out there with a good book and a cool drink. That said, we really haven’t made the most of it for the past couple of years. We sold our… View Post

Refurbished Wooden Patio Set

Refurbished Wooden Patio Set

Last weekend, my lovely husband sanded and sealed our patio set – phase one of prettifying the balcony… {Before}  {After} Okay, I know it doesn’t look like a huge transformation, but the wood was really suffering before and now it’s all rich and lovely-looking again (and, thankfully, less orange). We got the set for about $100 at the end of summer a few years ago (best time to buy patio furniture) and it worked well on our old balcony… The style (and color) is slightly at odds with the industrial look of our… View Post