It’s me again, the crazy plant lady! I promise not to bore you with minute details of my garden, but can you BELIEVE the growth of these petunias?! While the Sir Winston Churchill narcissus haven’t bloomed yet (I’m not sure if it’s too early or if the bulbs are too young) the red and white petunias and my Burford hollies have put on quite a show in the front yard.
Now that our garden is blossoming (no pun intended) I felt more comfortable looking for accent décor to tuck in between plants. I’m still a little reserved when it comes to garden décor, but our back patio definitely needed some color, so I went shopping at one of my favorite stores, At Home. Look at the different At Home patio garden décor below:
This is actually a capiz shell windchime. So much prettier in person!
These goofy guys! Haha. I wonder what they’re so smug about?
I almost took home one of the chess pieces with me. Almost. But I couldn’t decide on one, and I didn’t know where I’d put it. That’s the thing with me…unless I know where I’ll put something I’m afraid of buying it. Maybe one day I’ll create a life-size chess board out of grass and square pavers? They were truly gorgeous pieces, from the rooks to the kings…just absolute traffic stoppers. There are so many gems in At Home’s outdoor decor collections.
But I had a plan. Our back patio needed some ambiance. The ceiling fan, while gorgeous, gives off a garish, unflattering light. I’ve seen globe lights strung outdoors on Pinterest and I knew what I needed to create a cozy feeling out back. I saw these babies and picked up three sets.
The At Home garden flag covers an awkward gap between the juniper on the left and the twiggy azalea next to it. I’m not too keen of having a lot of garden décor in my beds as I prefer the plants to be showcased, but this flag was so understated and elegant that I couldn’t leave it behind.
The growth of the hollies amaze me. This spring they’ve exploded with growth. For comparison, this bed looked like this last year:
When I first brought home throw pillows to give this place some color, I bought the bright lime pillows decorating a set in the store. I found that, while I loved the color in the store, it was too much for me. Also, the lime pillows were on dark grey patio cushions, not on white cushions, and they made much more sense with dark grey. So I went back and found these adorable tasseled pillows and the other green-blue patterned pillows instead, and I have to say, I’m quite pleased with the results.
I fell head over heels for this metal black lantern (only $49!). Admittedly, I need to find a much bigger candle but for now, this one works. I love the classic criss-cross pattern on the panes and it adds a touch of elegance to our back patio.
The globe lights were a hit!
And the black metal lantern looks amazing at night. I just borrowed some candles from inside and I think I prefer the look of two, staggered candles over one big one!
Our beautiful boy, Chip, loves this space and I foresee lots of cozy summer nights in here with lots of outdoor entertaining.
What updates have you made to your outdoor living space lately?
You’ve done such a good job!
Sparkles and Shoes
Wow love the photos and your back patio looks so good! This is very inspiring as I want to make some changes in our back patio! Thanks for sharing!