Friday, July 15, 2016

Creating An Outdoor Oasis with Arhaus

Hello and Happy Summer Loves! How is your summer going so far? Do you have a patio/deck or outdoor space that you like to hang out on this time of year? 

Well, lately I have been thinking a lot about our outdoor spaces and how I 
could create more of an outdoor living space, rather than just a cute space. 
I want to be able to bring the warmth and comfort from the inside to the outside.
We don't have a large backyard, but it's plenty big for what we use it for.

 I love what I have done so far (see below), 
especially without having spent a lot of MULAHHHH at all, but with summer having 
arrived I want to create more of an extended living space outside. 
Well, coming to think of it maybe summer has not yet officially arrived 
in the Pacific NW

While searching the web for outdoor furniture ideas I ran across  ARHAUS's outdoor collection 
and I put together a collage on how I picture our Dream Patio (insert drool mark here)

This collage has so many of my favorite things: High quality rattan outdoor 
furniture (pinch me), lanterns, candles, outdoor poufs and so on.

So here is my wish list and some tips for creating an "Outdoor Oasis":

I've always wanted some large outdoor chaises to add to the back patio 
and lounge on taking a nap or reading a book. But if you have a small space 
like a balcony use small chairs, stools or even a narrow bench instead for seating.

and an outdoor umbrella is a must so you won't have to avoid going outdoors 
for fear of burning to a crisp (not that this actually a big problem in Olympia, WA).

Personally I absolutely love ANYTHING Rattan & Wicker for both inside and out. 
There is something about it that adds so much coziness. So what a treat 
to find that ARHAUS has such high quality outdoor rattan furniture. 
However even a wicker basket with throws in the corner will do the trick. 

I also love having a fire pit outside, especially one that can be moved around 
such as this one below. You can make smores and keep warm on chilly nights.

Lanterns are always, always a favorite of mine, 
they dress up any space in no time.

Pots and containers for flowers are a must, 
I happen to have a big crush on anything that is galvanized !!!

Poufs are super great for additional seating and they 
add interest and color.

I can not even begin to tell you how much I love these river rock tealight holders
 dressed up with a touch of moss....genius. Using anything that looks like 
nature in decor is always a favorite of mine.

And last but not least you must add fabric with pillows, 
throws and rugs. 

I hope I inspired you all a little!!!

I had tons of fun putting the collage together and browsing 

through Arhaus's site. Below are links with items 

used in my dream collage.


Arhaus  is a furniture company who design their own products to be usable and wonderful, with great added feature designs such 
as tables with hidden leaves, washable slipcovers, and construction made to last for generations. Looking at their Sectional Sofas
along with their Outdoor Sectional Sofas, it’s easy to see that they’re beautiful and built to last!

They have made a commitment to the earth's resources by developing unique, yet functional pieces from recycled natural resources. 
They recycle copper into tabletops, harvest tree roots and transform them into chairs. They’re also committed to never using wood from 
any of the world’s endangered forests!

Thanks you for coming to visit me, I hope you found some 
inspiration here today!!! Happy Summer !!!!
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