Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Patio Re-do With Pier One

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pier 1 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
We have an amazing patio. It was one of the reasons we fell in love with our house. There's a tree growing in the middle of it, the beautiful old stone bordered by brick gives it a very natural feel, and it overlooks a wooded back yard! We don't use it near enough, and when I saw the latest Pier 1 outdoor furniture and decor on-line, I just had to play around with my "what-ifs" for the patio.
Here's what I came up with:
Clockwise from the largest:
1. This colorful, scrolling wall art would set the tone and the colors for the rest of the patio. The yellow color in it would match our house's outside paint color, and the reddish color would match the cushions that we already have. I would put this lovely wooden art on the wall facing the patio.
2. The amazing new Swingasan chair from Pier1 would be a unique and comfortable addition to my patio's seating.
3. This cushion would work in the Swingasan chair and in the chairs around the table we already have. It would pull the moss tones out of the wall art and reflect all the greenery I would include in the patio (and the greenery from the woods beyond as well).
4. Add these Crisp Bamboo Candles and you definitely have style and ambiance!
5. I don't have these pictured (so you'll just have to click through and see how awesome they are!) but these Hammered Iron Floor Hurricanes would add sophisticated light to the whole patio.
 6. I'm in love with this beautiful Kalika Folding Table. I like it because it's versatile--it would work for extra seating or for setting out food or drinks but if you need extra space, it can easily be folded up and put aside.
7.  For a rug, I wanted something more than the usual indoor/outdoor jute, and this Brown Scroll Rug definitely fits the bill! It's so beautiful I could easily see it in our dining room (maybe during the winter months?) but it would take the scroll work of the wall art and magnify and simplify it as it adds a very comfortable feel to the patio.
8.  Can you believe this Scroll Burst Wall Decor is only $19.99? It's 31" wide and I could either use it on another wall or turn it parallel to the ground, hang it from a tree and hang candles from it as a beautiful chandelier! 
9. These Distressed Wooden Candleholders match the feel of the wall art and would be the perfect thing to scatter on our outdoor dining table.
10. Last but not least, I love the elegance and fun of this Outdoor Kaeden Pillow. I could see about five of them scattered around giving subtle pops of color. It's hard to believe a pillow this pretty is made for the outdoors!
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  1. I've always loved Pier One...thanks for giving me another reason to revisit!

  2. Oooooo, I love that swingasan chair. It's so stylish but looks like it would be a blast to sit in!!!