For those of you who love spring and outdoor fêtes as much as I do, the advent of new lawn furniture designs is an exciting event at this time of year! Target and Restoration Hardware both release new lines of weather-proof furniture and decor, and retailers start selling sun umbrellas. Typically, around March, I start planning a number of outdoor activities for our social calendar, and contemplate the design of my current outdoor space.
This year, I opted to re-plant a number of the flowers on our Lombard street balcony, and refinish the existing wood lawn chairs we had – resulting in a DIY Saturday that yielded a lovely refresh for our outdoor space. I’m also hosting a garden party later this month, and plan to read on the deck just as soon as these pesky rain clouds pass by ( just kidding: we need the rain. We’re in a drought. I know this, but I still love sunshine)! Investing in a few well made and weather resistant outdoor pieces is a great idea, and will bring you joy for seasons to come.
The punchy colors and fun patterns that you can get away with in an outdoor design are some of my favorites. A bright ceramic gardening stool in a fun shape, and a wicker peacock chair (preferably vintage) are currently on my wishlist. I want a peacock chair more than anything in the world right now. Who’s up for a trip to the antiques fair?!?!!!
Here are some of my other favorite necessities for a delightfully decorated lawn or garden:
Clockwise from top:
1. Austram Classix Round Hanging Planter (set of 12) – WayFair
2. Polywood South Beach Dining Chair in lemon – Amazon
3. Safavieh Eric end table in green – Domino
4. Fortuny Rabat Gilded Lantern (large) – L’Objet
5. Otis glazed ceramic silver elephant – Domino
6. D’etendre Peacock Chair – Urban Outfitters (**Editor Favorite!!)
7. Luna Daybed – Restoration Hardware