Friday, 14 March 2014

Get the Look #5 - Patio

Happy Friday!

The weekly "Get the Look" post, contains a popular interior look I have found on Pinterest and a product board of local (available in South Africa) alternatives I have put together so that you can source the look for your own home!

One of my favourite weekend activities is to spend time in my outdoor patio with a cup of tea enjoying the morning freshness.  Your outdoor area is as important as your interior spaces.  Consider the patio, terrace or balcony as an extension of your living space, needing to breathe the same energy and message as the rest of your home.

When I found this sweet patio seating area on Pinterest, I knew that I had to shed some knowledge on getting the look. 

Image from Trendenser

I love that this look combines rustic and comfortable elements and that greenery is incorporated in spite of this being a hard terrace.  The white washed brick wall is an inexpensive finish that has added a homely and earthy tone to this space.


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- The park bench is a classic piece that is inviting and informal
- Baskets enable ease in packing away cushions and bringing them indoors
- Padded seating and cushions provide comfort and help to prolong your time outdoors
- Outdoor lighting creates atmosphere
- Planting in a terrace, patio or balcony provides warmth 
- *Obtain olive trees, lemon trees and lavender bushes with pots at your local nursery

All of the items in the product board are available to South Africans.  Click on the corresponding numbers to link to the product website.