Outdoor dining room design is something that we are constantly tweaking and today I’m excited to share something new! We have been working on our French style patio garden for a few years and it just needed more oomph. The outdoor spaces of a home are important and should have a natural flow. In addition to our inside rooms, outdoor spaces should be a sanctuary for relaxation, playing and entertaining.
Because last summer’s hurricane hit this spot hard, it needed work. The fencing was all destroyed, the shading canopy of the large trees was gone and many shrubs torn out by pummeling winds. We added in new fencing and shrubs for privacy as a first step. Next we had our landscaper bring in a large oak tree, deliver tons of fresh pea gravel and finish with flowering bushes. Since we LOVE this quiet spot down by the water, we hope that after summer rains our privacy will come back.
Since we love sitting out here and dining al fresco, and this vintage patio set (above) was just a wee bit small for larger events.
Outdoor dining room – French style
You’ll find details about these pieces at Birch Lane, where I know that I can always source traditional style, great value and high quality products. Can I tell you how this x-leg trestle farmhouse table looks like a fine wood table? Hone in and view the top, which is porcelain and will do well in this harsh Miami climate.
The frame and legs look amazingly like weathered wood yet they crafted of aluminum. We are ready for a dinner party in our new outdoor dining room with flowers and some traditional French fare.
The chairs are modeled after French Drucker chairs that have been around since the 19th century. You can count on seeing the rattan chairs in pretty much every cafe in Paris. They have gained much popularity here in the U.S in the last couple of years.
Wild and free flowing floral arrangements in French enamel pots add more of a French farmhouse flair.
Darby and Bartley approve and are looking for leftover nuggets of food! You’ll be seeing more of our garden updates soon and I’d love your thoughts, comments and questions!
Thank you to my friends at Birch Lane for partnering on this post…all opinions and the love of this furniture is my own.