Hi friends! Hope y'all had a great weekend. It was another one for the "perfect summer weekend" books around our house. David and I played hooky and took a vacation day from work on Friday. We spent the day sharing a date with roller coasters at Six Flags Over Georgia. It was so much fun! We spent Saturday at the lake with dear friends and Sunday lazing around and getting stuff done around the house. It really doesn't get much better than that!
One thing we have had so much fun doing lately is spending time on our back patio. We bought a new grill last month and spend most of our nights grilling supper and hanging out in the back yard unwinding. At our old house, we had such a great outdoor entertaining space- the covered screened-in porch, the patio and fire pit and, of course, the swimming pool! Our digs aren't quite as nice here in our rental house, but we are trying to create a space for outdoor entertaining that is just as fun and inviting.
To get the party started, I just bought this new outdoor rug from Lulu & Georgia. Don't you love it?! I'll share more about it once I get it in the next few weeks.
I also just bought some new outdoor lights at Target. They fit under our table umbrella and create such a romantic, starry vibe! I'd say it was $10 well spent!
Of course, once I start adding a few new items into the mix, my brain starts going crazy with other ways I can spruce up our outdoor space. It's kind of like If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. Except my cookie is a rug. A crazy hawt red toned bad$$ rug! So, I decided to throw together an inspiration board with some of my ideas.Pottery Barn Rope Outdoor Dinnerware, Terra Cotta / Pottery Barn Live Herb Garden / 9' Orange Chevron Umbrella / Multi Stripe Chevron Tray / Driftwood Hurricane Candleholders / Twisted Driftwood Hurricane Candleholders / Tangiers Kelim Reversible Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Flame / Pottery Barn Hanging Mason Jar
Ohhh yeah. I think I want it all. What's interesting and fun about this design board is that it's... red! I never use red in my decor, although I love it. For some reason, in my home, I tend to use grays and blues and whites, etc. I'm glad I'm finally throwing in a dash of fun red, even if it is outdoors!