I’m in the middle of a little patio refresh right now and even if you aren’t adding or replacing any furniture, you can perk up old pieces or add color to smaller spaces with the right pillows and planters! Here are a bunch of combinations I’m loving– from neutral and timeless to statement making!
*Of note, when buying outdoor pillow covers from Etsy vendors make sure to get the right insert pillows such as these.
When working with our clients, we have a key “library” of online retailers we like to source from. Some are very affordable, others a little more expensive, but all offering a wide variety of styles we mix and match to create custom looks for each space we work on. One of our most consistent sources is Williams-Sonoma Home. Higher-end than company siblings Pottery Barn and West Elm, this resource is wonderful for all traditional-meets-modern pieces that will last the test of time (both in style and quality). Their styled spaces online are fantastic for inspiration too. So I was psyched when they asked to partner with me to show off my most favorite selections-from cashmere throws to canopy beds! Plus right now they are offering 20% off bedding and bath and a clearance sale with up to 75% off.
I’ve always loved Nordstrom for clothing, accessories, makeup and shoes but never really thought of them for home goods. Well, they are adding a lot of great stuff to their e-commerce site for the home and they asked me to share some of my favorite items (most for under $200!)
10. OK, this little plate made me laugh because it reminds me of this one time my parents got a grill with a rotisserie and after working so hard to get the chicken on the thing and then actually roasted, my mom could notfigure out how to get it OFF the rotisserie. Cut to me walking outside to find her whacking at the chicken with a butcher knife in frustration, with all the dogs standing around her delighted as pieces of chicken rained down on them. I think she needs this.
22. Another hilariously awesome gift- a wine holder for the bathtub or shower. I mean, if you drink wine in the shower you might have a problem, but in the tub is TOTALLY acceptable. And this keeps it from slipping off the edge of the tub and INTO your bath (which has totally never happened to me. Ever.)
I saw this drop dead gorgeous image of the terrace at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York and thought it was fantastic inspiration for anyone’s own patio! I have some of Peter Dunham’s Fig Leaf pillows in my own sunroom and even though it’s been seen everywhere I have to say I STILL love it above all other pillows in my home. Some things just stay fresh, and this print is one of them.
So here’s how I’d translate this terrace into a patio or porch design…
I have a serious addiction to throw pillows. They are by far the easiest way to change up the looks of a living room or bedroom without spending big bucks. I am always playing around with different samples for clients but never have actually had custom pillows made for my own living room! Isn’t that nuts? As I try to pick some for myself (finally), I get to introduce you to one of my new sponsors Arianna Belle, who makes pillows from designer fabrics for great prices. :) And for right now she’s offering free shipping with the code EOSLOVE of your order of $100 or more (ONLY VALID UNTIL FEB 26, 2013). Check out some of my favorites. SUCH great fabric selections- I’ve used many of these myself for clients!