Take a Seat: Outdoor Living

May 22, 2013

Although the Spring showers are back, we’ve been lucky to have several warm sunny stretches (including this past weekend) and it’s been so nice to enjoy our backyard again! One of the main reasons we moved to this house was the 1/4 acre lot with it’s tall trees and one of Brad’s biggest hobbies is landscaping, lucky for me :)

West Elm

Everything is especially lush and green at this time of year and I think only thing lacking on our back deck is comfortable seating. Our old cushions are in pretty rough shape (they’ve weathered everything from drippy popsicles to muddy racoon paws to monsoon rains) but I can’t quite justify spending big bucks on new cushions for chairs that I don’t really like all that much. While some padding is obviously more comfortable, I can’t help but think that chairs without would be much better suited to our West Coast climate…

Design*Sponge

Design*Sponge

Better Homes & Gardens

The green Ikea chairs above would be within budget and are definitely cheerful, but I’m not sure how inviting they’d be to lounge in on a hot summer’s day. This banquette with it’s layers of pillows and throws, however, well I don’t think I’d ever leave!

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West Elm

I saw this string Huron Chair (as well as the Bend chairs in the first pic) at the summer preview tour at West Elm last week and loved it…a single seat cushion might be a happy compromise. Easy enough to take in overntigh yet comfy enough to sit in for a second cocktail (twist my rubber arm ;)…which would you choose?

4 comments

1 Tracey { 05.22.13 at 7:57 am }

I did love that last chair we saw at West Elm, it looks the most comfortable out of them all. They are all very cool looking though. Have fun in your “space”
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2 bliss-ologie { 05.22.13 at 8:57 am }

Beautiful! But I admit, I’m too lazy in the summer heat to even sit upright. I vote hammock.
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3 Elisa { 05.22.13 at 11:01 am }

I would choose the second cocktail. Definitely.

4 Birch + Bird { 05.23.13 at 11:27 pm }

Thanks for your thoughts ladies! Agreed on the hammock (we haven’t hung ours up yet) and of course the second cocktail Elisa ;)

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