Today I’m excited to reveal the patio style challenge with my friends at The Home Depot! My pool and patio are always a work in progress and if you follow me on Instagram you’ll see more right now on a big project going on right now. I’m really thrilled that we have a new area to relax in by the pool. Before I get get started on that I thought that I would share an older photo of our patio space.
We had upgraded our canvas gazebo to a nicer composite trellis gazebo awhile ago, and it doesn’t have to be replaced every day like the old one did. The sun and humidity are so harsh here that they can destroy outdoor items quickly if the quality isn’t good. Those sling chairs eventually broke and we needed more shade for lounging after a swim.
The Home Depot came out to our home with a full crew back last summer to do a shoot for their website. I had so much fun styling it for them! I love the Hampton Bay Sectional and the color was amazing, and the fire pit selection is full of great selections.
The photo above and below via my iPhone when we worked on this project last summer.
In our pea gravel patio area I styled the Beacon Park Collection and you can find it all here. Right after we shot this it started to pour buckets of rain, as it might typically do on a summer day in Miami! This collection is made to resemble wicker and is weather resistant.
Patio Style Challenge Reveal
A wide shot of the entire patio style challenge reveal…and I love this new “room.” We started by adding the Hampton Bay Reef Rug that has accents that look like coral. The rug will last out here and coordinates with the pillows on the other side of the patio. I think that the key to making outdoor “rooms” is to carry colors that are similar in each room. A simple trick that you might do inside your home. Neutral cushions along with pale blue pillows do that here.
The Hampton Bay Beacon Park Lounge Chairs are so darned comfy for lounging. I just might have fallen asleep out here already several times!
I went with a Hampton Bay 9′ Umbrella for shade and it tilts for keeping the shade on you as the sun moves along during the day. The stand is a vintage cast iron that I already had and the plant stand is vintage as well. The plants are Penta and we purchased them at the Home Depot as well. Find those here and see if they will do well in your zone, especially if you are a beginning gardener.
Do you prefer a wood fire pit or gas? We actually have both in our garden and I love the wood because it helps keep the pesky mosquitos away. I’m not crazy about the smell of propane either, so I’d love to know your thoughts? Find the beautiful Hampton Bay Tipton Fire Pit on their website. I’ve linked many of these products for your convenience within this post.
Thank you to The Home Depot for partnering with us to create this space. We look forward to using it for years to come and you can see more on The Home Depot Blog!